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Ave Malecon S/N y 24 de Mayo, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
+593 99 516 9958
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 26, 2015
“expats hang out”
Oct 15, 2015
“Smokin is No More”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Ave Malecon S/N y 24 de Mayo, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great selection of food, beer,drinks,tv and friendly service. The owner and crew are active in making customers welcome.

Thank craigshandler
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Following most of the reviews on Trip Advisor, Smokin relocated and then closed. At this time, October 2015, Smokin BBQ is history.

Thank Frank B
Kathryn V, Prior Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2015

Yes Smokin has closed temporarily, however, within the next few weeks Smokin will reopen. The restaurant is being remodeled and is close to be finished. Please come back and check out Smokin after Ron has completed his transformation.....I think you will be surprised!

Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This was an Ok place to go for a sandwich for lunch. Good BLT sandwich but nothing special. Price was reasonable and the owner spoke English and was friendly.

Thank MaryBeth M
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Ate dinner and breakfast here. Food was at best ok. The best dinner (out of the six my large family ordered) was pulled pork. The service is good, but the owner and cook staff have started taking the easy way. For example, the breakfast menu...More

Thank livingincuenca
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Didn't find this location until halfway through our stay. The pulled pork sandwich rivals anything I had in the Carolinas and enjoyed a healthy portion of biscuits and gravy for breakfast. On a road back off the main Malecon (beach road) headed away from the...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I read a rave review that said this was THE best place to eat, blah, blah, blah. So, it was the first place I ate when visiting Salinas. Waste of time and money. I was brought a beer that was frozen. They knew it was...More

Thank nimno
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Smokin BBQ was a pleasant surprise in Salinas. I really love BBQ and Smokin has it all. My favorite cut of meat was the "Double-Cut Pork Chop". You can choose from sides like potato salad, baked beans, fries, and baked potato. They also make delicious...More

Thank Easylivingtravel
Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious! I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich without the sandwich part, meaning just the chicken, with fries. It was so good! The restaurant is nice. Only complaint: it seems the owner will only pay attention to the regular expats instead of all...More

Thank redheaddragon
Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I live in Salinas and think the reviews are highly over rated as far as the food anyway.. Smokin is more of an expat bar and meeting place for local which is fine if that's what you're looking for, but can get noisy and obnoxious...More

Thank Stully22
Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cute little spot right on the beach. Local expat hangout, reasonable drinks and great food. Hang out at the bar and watch the world go by.

Thank Lou C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $25
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Malecon S/N y 24 de Mayo, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +593 99 516 9958
  • E-mail
SMOKIN' BBQ HAS MOVED TO THE STREET BEHIND THE MALECON, REFERRED TO BY GRINGOS AS 2ND STREET. DO NOT BE FOOL BY THE OLD PLACE ON THE MALECON ATTEMPTING TO IMITATE SMOKIN' BBQ!!!! The only Texas Barbeque and Down Home Country Cookin' that can not be found in Salinas! THE Best Hamburgers& French Fries in Salinas, as well as THE COLDEST Beer!!! Come on in and enjoy the good food, cold beers and great people.
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