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La Canoa

Chile y 10 de Agosto, Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
593-4-2329270
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Ranked #18 of 199 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arezzo, Italy
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is on the same site of the Hotel Continental. They have a good choice of typical food. I had ceviche de camarones and grilled fish and they were both very tasty. Atmosphere on the ground floor part of the restaurant is quite informal and they also have a smarter area on the upper floor. Prices are a bit... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A little bit expensive for the type of food but all is good. Menu is extensive. Try chivo seco is delicious. Also guanabana juice.

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

La Canoa is a good downtown choice if you want to try Ecuadorean specialties, located in the Continental Hotel. Very reasonably priced, lots of options and popular. My Colombian colleague also thought they were authentic and good quality. The outside seating appears odd at first side - it appears to overlook the hotel road entrance but in fact cars no... More

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NY, NY
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We ordered two of the sampler dishes, a hamburger and the chicken sanduche/sandwich. The samplers had a nice selection of different meat items (the chicharron was especially tasty). The hamburger was okay, the chicken sandwich was more like a shredded chicken salad sandwich. Service was very fast since it was not busy at 5pm. Our waiter was very friendly. The... More

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The food was okay but expensive, especially the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The waiters were friendly and checked on you regularly.

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Turin, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our dinner at La Canoa was fine: food was good and our waiter was kind. But the best surprise was breakfast: I can easily believe it is the best buffet breakfast in town, as the restaurant advertises! The selection of foods was really huge and everything tasted great. We would recommend it!

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Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had in Ecuador. The green plantain soup was amazing. I would recommend this place despite the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food is decent but a bit pricey ($15-20 main course). Surprisingly most of the patrons seem to be local - which may suggest the quality of the meals there. Menu has lots of photos and is very friendly to non Spanish speakers to order.

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Parkland, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

You're paying for the location which isn't really that special but in down town. Service was somewhat sporadic at lunch time. Had ceviche which tasted like ketchup soup, might be the touristic version of real ceviche, for that you have to as for "ceviche criollo". The caldo de salchicha was really good and the Fanesca (typical salt fish soup with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We wanted to go to another seafood restaurant near our hotel (Hostal Macaw), but apparently they weren't open in the evening. Since we were going to be on the Malecon2000, the owner of the hotel recommended we go to La Canoa for lunch. It was a good choice for us - we weren't terribly hungry, we mostly ceviche and they... More

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