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“Awesome venue but too pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nativa Bambu

Nativa Bambu
Montanita, Ecuador
+593 420 60 095
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Ranked #8 of 27 Restaurants in Montanita
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Kingston, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Awesome venue but too pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this place. The open-air, ocean-view dance floor is so awesome. Perfect atmosphere if you want to party, always packed but not TOO packed, and has big bars with places to sit around the edge to look at the water. However, the cover for girls is $5 and $7 for guys, which in my mind is a bit ridiculous. It was worth it to go one time!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Milan, Italy
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Two great things: music, covering a great variety of styles and periods and scenic views of the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Nativa Bambu is certainly one of the best discothèques in Montanita. It has the appearance and the style of an ethnic construction, as it is covered in bamboo and wood. Furthermore, as it is located in front of the beach, it offers scenic views of the sea from its upper floor. Music is great and covers a great variety of styles and periods: it switches form rock, to Latino, to disco to reggaeton. The upper floor, where people dance, is wide and open, thanks also to the pleasant climate of Montanita. Although the average clients are very young, the place is indeed pleasant and enjoyable also for more “mature” clients. There are tables and sitting places, which would be advisable to book in advance. Drinks are cheap, with one big caveat: whisky and other super alcoholic drinks are very expensive by local standard. I have paid a bottle of whisky more than $150. In any case, Nativa would make it for a night of fun and dancing.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good place to hang out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Tiki Limbo is located in the heart of Montanita. It's a great place to hang out and people watch. The food is great but the service is slow. They have wifi. They say they take credit cards-sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. If you are in Montanita you need to check it out.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Latin Party all night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Been there a few times. Nativa was the first big place in Montañita. It hosts cool latin parties, along with concerts and different party themes too. The place usually gets full and once you come in alone, chances are you leave with a date :D... I can't complain, had great times over Nativa.

Visited May 2012
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Montanita, Ecuador
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The location is beautiful, the view is amazing, and the decor is comfortable and simple.

The food is very good, so even though its a little pricey, it is definitely worth the extra money. There is wifi, but it's not very consistent.

At night, the upper floor turns into a nightclub with a live band and then later at night, a DJ. The walls are open so you have a beautiful view looking out over the beach and at the stars. The band isn't quite as good as the one in Caña Grill (in my opinion), but they're pretty good and the place has such a great atmosphere and really good floor plan: open dance floor in front of the stage, with a surrounding comfortable sitting area for when you need a break between dance sessions.

Definitely recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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