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Seafood, Ecuadorean, Latin
Dinner, Lunch
Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

Authentic restaurant with many delicious seafood options. The atmosphere was relaxes and the restaurant filled with locals.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food and nice atmosphere. My family and I all had delicious fish dishes. Prawns in coconut sauce, ceviche, all simply wonderful food!! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped her from lunch and ordered several ceviches, soup and lemonade. It was all delicious! Friendly staff too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is quite crowded every night. And not only for dinner. I was recommended by some friends to have the ‘rice dishes’. In fact the arroz con camarones (shrimps) is absolutely delicious. Also tried other dishes (ex. Curry with shrimps), all excellent quality.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Let me begin by mentioning there are two Picanterias La Culata right across the street from each other, presumably owned by the same entity. Both are open air restaurants and very warm and humid. The ceiling fans may have been installed for psychological benefit, as...we dripped with sweat during our entire meal and our cold beers got warm pretty quickly. Nevertheless, we had a good dinner with excellent and friendly service. The rice with shrimp was delicious and so plentiful it could have been shared. Prices were very low for seafood. We would recommend it if it had air conditioning.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2018

lots of locals, no tourist. good tasty food. portions are adequate. friendly staff. Spanish books to exchange. some sidewalk seating.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This restaurant was 2 blocks from our apartment in Guayaquil. It has two separate dining rooms, located on opposite sides of the street. The menu and food are the same, so grab a seat in the dining room on whichever side of the street you...find yourself. The menu consists of a lot of seafood, including the ubiquitous ceviche. We shared the Pescado Encebollado as an appetizer, and then ordered Ceviche de Concha, and Pescado Al Ajillo as our entrees. The Pescado Encebollado and Pescado Al Ajillo were excellent. The Ceviche was very good, but had just a bit more lime than others we have had in Ecuador. Overall the food was very good, and at a great price point for the quality.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I ordered fish and shrimp in coconuts source, it was horrible. Expensive for nothing. I can not recommend to any one.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Big plates and big drinks. The menu offer much to chose from. Possibly my favorite restaurant so far in Ecuador. The prices are a bit more expensive than the simplest restaurants but much cheaper than tourist restaurants. Main courses ranges from 7 to 18 dollars....Soups from $2.50. The atmosphere is nice.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We loved everything about this place! In search of ceviche on our first night in Ecuador, we followed an online referral here, to find two locations across the street from each other. We chose the more open one with the sidewalk table seating and were...immediately greeted by a friendly man and a bowl of very distinctive & delicious corn nuts, that were nothing like the related snack you find in the U.S. (...and that we grew very fond of before our Ecuador trip was done.) Everything on the menu seemed interesting & sounded good -- as it turned out none of us ordered ceviche, but we loved every bite! Between the uniquely local atmosphere, the great selection of Ecuadorian dishes, the delicious food, and the casual setting (and of course the corn!), it became one of our most memorable meals/restaurants from the vacation.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Picanteria La Culata is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5