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Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
+593 99 618 8111
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“braised beef” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (45 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
Seafood, British
$$ - $$$
Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great food, average service but I really recommend to pay in cash, do not even consider not bringing cash as they will make you feel like you are robbing them.More

Thank A L
Andrea J, Owner at Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2015

Thanks for your comment and sorry to hear that you felt uncomfortable with our politic of CASH ONLY. I just would like to add that we do have 2 signs at the entry of the restaurant in both Spanish and English advising that we only...More

Reviewed March 18, 2015

A first class chef and baker, Big Ralph, is European quality. For friends, family, or couples, this is a first class place to eat.

Thank jzmackenzie
Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've had fish and chips in London but these are far and away the best I've ever had. And the braised beef is a melt in your mouth delight. Best food in Salinas.

Thank docputter
Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We came for dinner and had an excellent meal! Had the seating been more comfortable we would have lingered! Perhaps it is deliberate?

Thank mailer53
Reviewed March 15, 2015

On our last evening in Salinas, we enjoyed having supper at Big Ralph’s. It was the best meal we had during our 5-day/4-night stay in the city. This is compared to the other restaurants we ate at – Luv ‘N Oven, the grill at the...More

Thank Jacqueline N
Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a find this restaurant is! I was blown away at the deliciousness of the food here. It is presented to perfection and scrumptious too...so totally different from any other meal in had in Salinas!! I went back again and again, and was NEVER disappointed,...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed February 19, 2015

I wish that I would have taken a picture of the meal before I devoured it. The presentation, quality of food, the taste of the sea bass was that of a five star restaurant. My husband thought the fish & chips was the best he...More

1  Thank Ginger M
Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ate dinner at Big Ralph's last night and were very happy we dined there. I ordered the braised beef and it was fork tender and had great flavor. My sister ordered the fish and chips and couldn't believe how good the trumpeter fish tasted....More

1  Thank Rhertzy
Reviewed January 23, 2015

if you are in Salinas you have to try this restaurant. Service is very gold and The food is The best. Me and my boy friend took a fish and chip that we shared and took a small salad. Enough for both of us, with...More

1  Thank Francine F
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food looked great, but no one ever came over to wait on us or take our order. When I flagged someone down after 20 minutes, they only took cash. Total waste of time. When we left, they looked offended that we were leaving, like their...More

1  Thank gingerjbrowning
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +593 99 618 8111
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RALPH JONES, British Chef, having worked in culinary institutions in the UK, opened his own business in Salinas - Ecuador. A casual restaurant offering modern and traditional British food, in addition to quality and high standards based on extensive experience.
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