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“Best Pollo Salad I Ever Had” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: RALPH JONES, British Chef, having worked in culinary institutions in the UK, opened his own business in Salinas - Ecuador. A casual restaurant offering modern and traditional British food, in addition to quality and high standards based on extensive experience.
Salinas, Guayas, Ecuador
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Pollo Salad I Ever Had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The presentation was perfect; long strips of crispy bacon topped off a huge amount of tender juicy chicken. The assortment of finely chopped radish, fresh beans, peppers, pea pods and, a wonderful surprise, potatoe. All this, the dressing and the most delicious Sangira in Salinas, made another visit to Ralph's a happy one.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Gananoque, Canada
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Not just fish and chips!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

The restaurant at Big Ralph's is a busy place most nights with not only expats but locals taking advantage of good food prepared and presented with a very attractive flair. The food is prepared fresh everyday and there is a very good variety offered on the menu...the green curry shrimp is amazing and the fish and chips are exactly what one would expect from an Englishman!! This was my only eating place for evening dinner while I was in Salinas.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WParks
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you want a great meal while visiting Salinas do not miss Big Ralphs. We had a couple of meals there, the fish was amazing and the braised beef is worth the trip from Chicago.

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Way more than fish n'chips...best all-around food in Salinas.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Friends had fish n'chips, the fish special and the curry...I tasted them all and they were outstanding. I went for the braised beef and was in a food trance. Perfectly prepared with a sauce that made me want to lick the plate. Good beef is hard to find in Salinas and this chef clearly knows what he's doing. Don't expect ambiance...we're talking picnic tables...but the menu, food quality and presentation makes up for it in spades. Arguably the best all-around food in Salinas.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusieQpacific
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Berkley, Michigan, USA
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Try the Braised Beef!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Big Ralph's is known for his Fish and Chips, but the braised beet was just melt in your mouth yummy!

Visited March 2013
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Thank TravlingalDetroit
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