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La Canoa

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Latin, Ecuadorean
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Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
+593 4-232-9270
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Mount Vernon, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Guayaquil I have to stop by and eat at La Canoa, their dishes are authentic and delicious. The serivice is excellent and the fresh fruit juices are the best. Also it is a great location because you get to visit Parque Seminario across the street where you find the friendliest iguanas.

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Thank SHazlehurst
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Our tradition dates back more than 43 years, and our experience makes us a reference for new generations. We are very pleased that our preparations and personalized service have been of your total pleasure. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Yauco, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is good and the waitress are excellents. The prices are reasonables and the taste of the dishes are excellent.

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Thank gilwellboy
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Our tradition dates back more than 43 years, and our experience makes us a reference for new generations. We are very pleased that our preparations and personalized service have been of your total pleasure. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: 1- This is absolutely one of The Best of the Coast Traditional Cuisine! Ecuadorian food is exquisite, natural, organic and yummylicious! 2- Safe place to eat. As a foreigner, you must be careful where you eat to not get food-poison. La Canoa is a safe and popular place where you can eat with peace of mind. 3- Delicious freshly-made... More 

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Thank Mujergitana28
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Our tradition dates back more than 43 years, and our experience makes us a reference for new generations. We are very pleased that our preparations and personalized service have been of your total pleasure. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food at this restaurant (hotel continental) was fresh, delicious and big portions. Breakfast were the best, especially the fruit.

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Thank Cristina C S
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Our tradition dates back more than 43 years, and our experience makes us a reference for new generations. We are very pleased that our preparations and personalized service have been of your total pleasure. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way too expensive for what you get; better to head to the Malecon's food court. Save yourself two thirds the price.

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Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for writing to us. We know that the budget constraints of several people who visit us is sometimes a problem when trying a service and high level preparations. You will certainly find cheaper preparations on the embankment, but your health is at great risk. I hope to serve you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple breakfast=ridiculous prices! Look at the receipt to prove it! Ordered a simple ham and cheese sandwich, two eggs with bacon and just look.

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Thank Emmanuel C
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We understand perfectly that there will be people who think prices are too high for their pockets, as well as others who recognize the prices as fair for quality, service, and place. We hope you can visit us again in the near future. More 

Santiago, Chile
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I went several times during their visit so we experienced it for breakfast and lunch. La Canoa has a sterling reputation amongst locals and it lived up to those expectations. While it might be pricier than the typical restaurants in Guayaquil, you get what you pay for. Each dish we tried was delicious and hit the spot.... More 

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valdosta
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here probably 8 - 10 times during my visits to Guayaquil. There are around 10 fresh juices lining the wall and they even made one we requested that wasn't on the wall! Naranjilla!! They have the best Aji I've ever eaten!! The food here is so good we almost always order way too much!!!

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Thank vinyloddisee
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are very pleased that both the treatment received from our staff, as well as the food consumed in our restaurants, have been to your full satisfaction. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Bogotá
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Ecuatorian food, recomended, and if you're staying at Hotel Continental, breakfast is included in this restaurant

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Thank AlejandroBV
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are very pleased that both the treatment received from our staff, as well as the food consumed in our restaurants, have been to your full satisfaction. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Guayaquil
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Iconic place for local food from all Ecuador. Size, flavor and price all match together to make a great experience. The downside is the difficulty to find a spot to park since downtown is very busy, in some hours also difficult to find a table. Staff extremely friendly. Definitely worth a visit, correction more that a visit.

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Thank DoloresElaine
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are very pleased that both the treatment received from our staff, as well as the food consumed in our restaurants, have been to your full satisfaction. We hope you can visit us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cuisine
Latin, Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: +593 4-232-9270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?