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“A bright spot on a drab beach”

Restaurante Las Velas CIA LTDA
Ranked #4 of 97 Restaurants in Manta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants here. Las Velas is the best restaurant on the busiest beach here in Manta. I eat there often. The owner is Diana Felipe, cell 5938-302-1932, and the restaurant phone is 5935-262-9396. The chef is Ariel Vazquez, Chef Internacional. I would love to write it up, if you will accept it.
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Nearly missed this place amongst a row of mundane eateries. I noticed the somewhat faded Trip Advisor sign so went in. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fish cerviche and Lomo de Corvina. Prices reasonable and good service, the latter particularly, given that a US tour group had taken over half of the seating. Only prob. was a table of Spanish chain smokers next to ours. A recommended bright spot on the pretty drab Manta beach.

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Thank kirklycl
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant on the malecon at # 18, caters good food at a well price
Nice view of the beach area
Helpful staff

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have attended a couple Gringo meet-ups here and have enjoyed our meals each time. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful (one of the owners speaks English). So with our broken Spanish and their English, we did fine! The food is very good. We enjoyed their fried shrimp. The arroz con camarones is also very good. The prices are average in comparison to other places we have been to. The atmosphere is also very nice.

I see reviews about it taking a while to get your food, but that should be expected . It is a slower pace here in Ecuador. Being here definitely teaches you to slow down and enjoy life.

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Thank Jacdbs01
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Staff at our hotel recommended Las Velas for lunch today. Ambiance was the mostly pleasant, typical beachfront restaurant with occasional vendors, beggars and musicians adding to the experience. Service was adequate. Prices seemed high but we've just come from San Clemente. Shrimp ceviche was unremarkable compared to all of the other shrimp and seafood ceviches we've eaten along the coast for the last 8 days. However, the swordfish with shrimp sauce was really outstanding.

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Thank GailW2011
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Las Velas is on the malecon (boardwalk) in Manta. Its location is perfect for people watching, having a cross breeze makes it even more appealing. Their chairs are padded and thus very comfortable for lounging around. The beer is ice cold and very reasonably priced. The menu is quite extensive but more important....it serves very good food and is clean. Can I be more positive...LoL, its a great place.

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Thank jerry g
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