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Red Crab

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Florida traveler
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worst experience in Ecuador. Highly recommended, and we love crab. So we enjoyed our cocktails and then ordered, only to be told "no crab." It was early, so they didn't run out. My wife settled for steak, I ordered grilled fish. Both our dishes were over-cooked. When it was time to leave, the restaurant insisted we write in an extra... More 

Thank FloridaIsland
Raleigh, North Carolina
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited there with my Aunt and family and I tell you the food was great but the service was amazing. Granted we were the only ones in the place but nevertheless amazing atmosphere. The seafood was good and the octopus was amazing to say the least. I am not a crab eater but heard it is amazing. Well recommended

Thank Ricanranger
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited to this restaurant by good friends and it was a memorable experience. We started with stuffed crabshells, some with sweet stuffing and others with cheesy stuffing, both of which were delightful. We then ordered several crabs seasoned differently. Each type of spice properly accentuated the flavor of the crabs and were exquisite. A memorable experience! Kathy and... More 

Thank KathyGabe
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Good, clean, fancy restaurant in Samborondon. Their specialty is red crab but they do have different dishes even if you dont like crab. If you like crab but you dont like to work to get to the food just ask about the "specialties". Love the place, staff is really nice and they are very friendly.

1 Thank Carlos O. G
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We took a cab for our hotel to the supposedly great crab restaurant. I asked for the red crab special, expecting a whole crab, this was not the case when my meal arrived it was rice with salad and supposedly crab meat, which was non existent. Told the waiter he could.not of cared less.. I do wish that these restaurants... More 

Thank Yogagal55
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Nice and original place. Well known for crab specialities. Crabd are great, fresh and simple.Other food is average. Funny place to go on dinner with friends.

Thank Sergije1975
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was a little better than average, service was really bad , 8 waiters spent the evening in front of the table watching the football game on the tv that was next to my table, they were loud and unpleasant. No manager to tell them to go back to work, very expensive for quality of food and service. Go do... More 

Thank Christopher C
Lima, Peru
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Asked the Taxi driver for a nice place for Crab and got many names and tried them all... and this one was my favorite. Crab was nice but unexpectedly, the seafood mix grill was super super gooooooooood. Actually, super big as well... and the waiter is nice too and when we were going to order more, he stop us and... More 

Thank Saki0328
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited between lunch and dinner. The menu was easy to use with a great variety in each section. We decided to get dishes to share. We had the Crab to begin. It came in a bowl with sauce and we had a hammer to crack it open. Unnerving on a glass plate but we were ok! Delicious. Next we... More 

1 Thank Annie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We were in Guayaquil during crab season and wanted to try local crab. Red Crab was a good choice, offering several tasty options including garlic sauce and pesto. The "special" version means the crab is already shelled and in the sauce. Without the "special". It's served in the shell with a hammer to crack it open. I recommend cracking it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 2831110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?