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Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
593-4-2329270
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Quito, Ecuador
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the typical restaurants in Guayaquil, where you can find traditional food. Service is good, and portions are large, so the prices. You can walk away with an $80 dollar bill, for a four people meal!. But definitely would recommend the "Sausage soup", which is a medium thick soup, with black sausage. Do not be misguided by... More 

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Thank Jimmycab51
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

We are very pleased to have shared with you the delicious local food we offer. Our experience of over 4 decades makes us a benchmark for future generations. Our "caldo de salchicha" is one of the best selling in 43 years, and definitely delicious. We are happy that we have covered all your expectations. Come back soon. More 

Dorado, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The batender was close us. And I paid too much 22.00 plus Ivu and the tíos for a breakfast for my friend. And She ate two small hayacas and a coffe

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Thank sonniaarroba
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review
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Gracias por escribirnos. Sabemos que La Canoa no es un restaurante para todos los bolsillos, entendemos sus limitaciones. Somos portadores... More 

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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to eat after we visited the park of iguanas and it was a good choice. The waiters helped us out immediately and also recommended a lot of dishes. Our bandera ecutoriana tasted delicious! Though, it felt very expensive for our pockets.

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

Thank you for telling his experience about us, we aprteciamos much. Maybe our preparations have a higher price than other places; but love and taste that we put on our plates, only we know how to do it. Unused soon. More 

Stevenson Ranch, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit pricey, but tasty. We had several meals there as we stayed at the attached hotel. They have specials going on which we didn't order

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

Thank you for telling his experience about us, we aprteciamos much. Maybe our preparations have a higher price than other places; but love and taste that we put on our plates, only we know how to do it. Unused soon. More 

Kigali, Rwanda
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79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very tasty place, but a bit expensive. We tried the Ecuadorian variety dish. The ambient is like a cantina. But the location in continental hotel underlines that it is a high quality place.

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Thank ittam-81
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you for telling his experience about us, we aprteciamos much. Maybe our preparations have a higher price than other places; but love and taste that we put on our plates, only we know how to do it. Unused soon. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Pretty limited menu. Seemed really overpriced (but it is located across the street from one of the coolest attractions, the park of the iguanas.) I ordered a dinner of rice and vegetables. It normally came with beef. But I didn't want the meat. When the bill came, I was charged over $15 for rice and vegetables.

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

Thanks for visiting us. La Canoa is owns the best gastronomic tradition of Guayaquil, and it has been for the last 43 years. Eating in La Canoa is to eat what is really ecuadoriam typical food. We hope to return soon. More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This hotel, for me, has one of the best of Ecuadorian food restaurant, the price is not cheap, but the taste is so good! My favorite is caldo the bolas (traditional Ecuadorian soup), the place is small, and sometimes is crowded so you have to wait for a table, the waiters are very nice, it has a good location in... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us. La Canoa is owns the best gastronomic tradition of Guayaquil, and it has been for the last 43 years. Eating in La Canoa is to eat what is really ecuadoriam typical food. We hope to return soon. More 

San Dimas, California
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were lucky that La Canoa is the restaurant for Hotel Continental. We ordered from room service twice in one day, first for sandwiches, then for an appetizer plate. All were delicious and quickly prepared. I look forward to trying some of the traditional Ecuadorean food next time.

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Thank ATorres439
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. La Canoa is owns the best gastronomic tradition of Guayaquil, and it has been for the last 43 years. Eating in La Canoa is to eat what is really ecuadoriam typical food. We hope to return soon. More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is one of Guayaquil gastronomic gems. It has been at Hotel Continental since I can remember. It's a busy, vibrant restaurant. The food - is you are looking for a sampler of typical Ecuadorian cuisine - is just superb and there is something for everybody. Don't miss it if in Guayaquil. From simple fried plantains to elaborated ceviche. If... More 

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Thank borisa222
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Totally agree with you, LA CANOA is considered "the jewel" in the Ecuadorian gastronomy, and thus the value and care. We loved serving. Espermos you can come back and visit soon More 

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It is a fantastic place to dine from a tasty warm sandwich to many delicious local cousin. It is open 24 hours and the joy of eating enhances with the service of friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank mdavutoglu97
Roberto Q, Director Comercial at La Canoa, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. La Canoa is owns the best gastronomic tradition of Guayaquil, and it has been for the last 43 years. Eating in La Canoa is to eat what is really ecuadoriam typical food. We hope to return soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile y 10 de Agosto | Hotel Continental, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 593-4-2329270

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