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Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
593-4-2329270
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, decent price and an authentic taste of local coastal cuisine

Had lunch here and really enjoyed it, but it's important to try and go with a local since I think we missed out on a lot of good options not knowing what the dishes were. Menus were only in Spanish, but even so the names of dishes seemed to be unique to the region. Seafood was most popular, fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ddraper3
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Georgia, USA
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483 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Menus are available in English here, with photos for each dish which is a big help to us Spanish-challenged folks. I had the goat stew for the evening meal which was good. But the service was something to be desired. We waited quite some time for the bottle of wine, which finally came after the dinner was served. Server was... More 

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Thank Charlie Sierra
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good local menu. Really enjoyed the place, the food and service. There was a lot of ecuadorian people, surely meaning that this place own it's reputation.

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Thank Abarbeau
Mrkopalj, Croatia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the Cafeteria of The Continental Hotel, where you can also find a Gourmet Restaurant that is one of the best in the city. Usually, it is always full, but the waiting time is not long. The main fare is typical plates and fruit and juices. For a tourist, they have some dishes that are quite similar to the... More 

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Thank Elias K
Chelan, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jorge Goya of Goya Suites & Apts. suggested to to us. Even personally drove us both ways! The waitstaff was very attentive and spoke some English which certainly helped us with menu options. The food was superb and plentiful. It was hard to select just one thing, so we shared dishes.

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Thank smiles57
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We have a history of over 40 years, which allows us to have the best cuisine in the city. In any case, our seafood is spectacular and worthy of being tested. We hope to visit again soon. More 

Vancouver
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here and really enjoyed it, but it's important to try and go with a local since I think we missed out on a lot of good options not knowing what the dishes were. Menus were only in Spanish, but even so the names of dishes seemed to be unique to the region. Seafood was most popular, fresh and... More 

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1 Thank ddraper3
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We have a history of over 40 years, which allows us to have the best cuisine in the city. In any case, our seafood is spectacular and worthy of being tested. We hope to visit again soon. More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling to Galapagos I spend two nights in Guayaquil. The first night I had dinner in the hotel, the second I tried La Canoa, especially to taste local food. Originally, I had other places in mind but they werde closed or I was not able to find them. There are not that many things to remember or mention: - The... More 

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Thank dive-trotter
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to have met your expectations. Our pleasure to serve. Our delicious dishes will be waiting for your next visit. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

A great place to eat. The service could be better, but as part of a hotel, it is expected to be plain. The food is good. Encebollado of albacora is one of my favorite

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Thank Mateo C
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We have a history of over 40 years, which allows us to have the best cuisine in the city. In any case, our seafood is spectacular and worthy of being tested. We hope to visit again soon. More 

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

La Canoa used to be the town's cafeteria. For as long as 40 years ago, everybody from families I know used to go on Sunday for brunch or lunch. It was the after party place to eat all night long. You went there and knew everybody after a night out. Food was delicious and reasonable priced. A few years ago,... More 

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Thank 727joserodrigo
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about us. As you mention, La Canoa has a tradition that comes from 40 years ago; and fortunately, the 1,000 people who visit us daily think differently from you. Sometimes the size of the pocket fails to appreciate the value of food and spend, that's natural, there are restaurants for all tastes. We hope you can... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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195 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We both has shrimp dishes that were delicious Pehaps portions were not as big as one would expect. Beer was as cold as needed . My passion fruit pie was surprisingly good Good expresso Prices were in line with the country

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Thank norbafreund
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. We appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to have served you. We hope to return soon to visit. More 

NY
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

When we were in Guayaquil in February 2015 we ate at this restaurant and couldn't wait to come back. We tried other restaurants but nothing compared. The service is A+ and the food just the best. The wait staff was very helpful in deciding what to order and in describing different dishes. I can taste the food right now just... More 

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Thank Pamr7777NY
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to have met your expectations. Our pleasure to serve. Our delicious dishes will be waiting for your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 593-4-2329270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: South American, Ecuadorean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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