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Las Velas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South American, Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Malecon Escencio | local # 18, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Great place to hang out after swimming at the beach and to eat some local fish. Not very expensive around 40 to 45 for 4 people and one kid. Great place for kids and adults alike. Well recommended

Thank Ricanranger
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Visit this restaurant in Manta is a must! Try the local dishes with a different recipes. Patacon relleno, ceviches and fishes are all great!

Thank SolTorres
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279 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Whenever I Visit Manta I go to this place , and anything I ask is delicious. Prices are reasonable, and you can enjoy the Malecon with the sea in front of you, the coffee is exceptional.

Thank ROVP
Manta, Ecuador
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Las Velas has great food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. If you want to meet people and enjoy a cold drink on the beach, this is the place for you.

Thank Julia B
Davison, Michigan
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is an inexpensive restaurant located on the beach that has amazing food. The service is friendly and they try hard to work with us Gringos that only know a little Spanish. In fact the Expat Community meet here every Saturday around noon which makes it a great place to meet new friends. They just opened a new restaurant called... More 

Thank lar3313
Quito, Ecuador
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a nice restaurant located at the Murcielago Beach, you can enjoy the food while watching at the sea. It's not a fancy or expensive restaurant but clean and neat. People who serve at this restaurant is very kind and friendly. Sea food is just great!!!!!

Thank Carlos P
Manta, Ecuador
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Met the Manta Expats today and had a great lunch of swordfish, shrimp and mushroom risotto. I was fantastic. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Thank MarkinManta
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very tasteful food, reasonable prices, great view and ocean breeze. Their seafood is delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Timur T
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great Place Beach Side, food was great. Atmosphere is great, seemed like a morning gathering place for Retired folks having fun.

Thank Ric L
Corpus Christi, Texas
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I have been there several time, too many to count, and never had a bad meal yet. Sometimes if they are super busy the service suffers but even then there has only been a couple times I had to remind him for another beer. We tell everyone about the place!!!!!

Thank KingDN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon Escencio | local # 18, Manta 130802, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Manta
  • Phone Number: 2629396
I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants here. Las Velas is the best restaurant on the busiest beach here in Manta. I eat there often. The owner is Diana Felipe, cell 5938-302-1932, and the restaurant phone is 5935-262-9396. The chef is Ariel Vazquez, Chef Internacional. I would love to write it up, if you will accept it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?