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“Nice ecuadorian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cocolon

Cocolon
Entrerios, Centro y Av. Fco. de Orellana, Guayaquil 5125, Ecuador
53946007075
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Ranked #91 of 253 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice ecuadorian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cocolón offers a variety of dishes from traditional ecuadorian to sandwiches of various kinds. the atmosphere is great and the music is a great companion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Slooooooww attention and cold meal”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It took them about 75 minutes to start serving our courses. We were 7, last one had to leave the place (...) Plus main courses were all cold. So over valued.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I think the level of satisfaction here is definitely linked to what you order. My dish of a sort of fried-rice covered with cheese sauce was a disappointment, but my husband's dish of thinly sliced beef in gravy was excellent. Any atmosphere there might have been was disrupted by the small child of one of the staff running around and yelling. It's within walking distance of the Courtyard-Marriott, but, even so, I don't think we'd go back even if we were at the Marriott again.

Visited January 2014
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“Excellent traditional Ecuadorian food in a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We tried Cocolon based on a recommendation from the hotel we stayed at. We were looking for traditional Ecuadorian food and Cocolon did not disappoint. A casual laid back atmosphere, you do not need pants to dine here, and a great selection of local and South American beer in a great location, near the main catherdral (A must see provincial church) and a block away from Malecon 2000.

The different cerviches on the menu are all GREAT. I highly recommend any of them and suggest you try the mixed seafood cerviche. Cerviche is a traditional Ecuadorian dish and they do it great here. We tried a few and they all exceeded expectations. There is a section on the menu for traditional Ecuadorian dishes and I highly recmemmend any of them if traditional food is what you are looking for. I have travelled throughout Ecuador and the menu here has a great selection of local dishes. Be bold, order a few and try them all...

The only reason I did not give Cocolon 5 stars was becasue the service, while excellent, was a little slow. However, if a laid back place to unwind, have a beer and eat some great local dishes is what your looking for Cocolon is for you in downtown Guayaquil. After dinner go for a walk along the waterfront at Malecon 2000. You'll be glad you did.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I visited this place today at plaza San Francisco. Potato Locro had no potatoes at all and served cold, no dishes were served for eating fried rice and white salsa in the beginning (also, banana chips were cheesy, not crispy). After waiting for ages, all the food was served all together at the same time, so the 2 person little table couldn't hold all the dishes. Fishy smelly restrooms... Terrible service so I left no tip, but maybe they don't care anyway... Wouldn't come back ever. For Typical Ecuadorean food I recommend you Grand Hotel Guayaquil cafeteria, which is also less expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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