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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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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478 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

1 Thank FloridaIsland
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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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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3 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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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
$5 - $10
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?