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Red Crab

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Guayaquil: Urdesa Central / Samborondon: Plaza Nova / Cuenca, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
+593 4-283-1110
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Doornspijk, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a nice but a bit formal atmosphere you can enjoy all kinds of seafood, above all the different preparations of crab. Service is excellent, but the waitors are very strict and formal. No smiles or laughs. Perhaps a habit of the Ecuadorian restaurant personnel. We tried fish and crab. Taste was all right, but noting special. We had tuna... More 

Thank Tis07
Kendallville, Indiana
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I went with a group of about 15 people. What we ordered for us was a wide variety of different seafood specialties. Here is the catch. Personally I don't really care for any type seafood, but not wanting to be difficult, or a pain in the you know what I agreed to eat whatever. To my surprise everything was actually... More 

Thank Tom G
Kearney, Nebraska
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a review of the Guayaquil restaurant. The decor is not fancy but the food is fabulous. The piqueo is a must - meant for 4 people but two 'hungry' souls can manage. If you like soup (broth), dive into a 'cazuela' which is delicious beyond description. The prices are reasonable for the quality. The restaurant is open only... More 

Thank theonlytag
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Had to go two times to have a taste of all the amazing sauces they serve the crabs in. The Best one is the Criolla, because the crabs are much bigger. But the garlic sauce and coconut sauces are incredible too. Also its a fun way to eat crabs with hammer and clamps. For dessert be sure to order the... More 

Thank Maru C
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501 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

this should be one of the bests, with crabs as the star in the menu. actually, the only "stary" part is the price - too high! the dishes were between regular to bad. i wont be back...

1 Thank SabaOmer
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the variety of tasteful dishes. La corvina diabolo is a must try. Also the decoration is nice and topic related. A nice and very good place to go.

Thank S O
Florida traveler
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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209 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +593 4-283-1110

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