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“Delicious local food with an old world flair”

Lo Nuestro Cafe - Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 435 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious local food with an old world flair”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

On the recommendation of the hotel staff, we arrived at Lo Nuestro famished after a day of traveling. It was a Sunday, so no alcohol could be served, but there was a full representation of South America's greatest hits on display. The waiter was patient and friendly and seemed out of an old movie where courtesy and hospitality were valued. The ceviche, crab croquetes and mashed plantains with crab and coconut were great ways to start the meal. Grilled sea bass and shrimp rice were well executed and portioned. The aji (typical hot sauce) added a very piquant accent to each dish. Our dishes were clean at the end of each course. The framed newspaper clippings made for fascinating gazing between courses.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Incredibly disappointed”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

After dining here tonight, I am completely shocked by the overwhelmingly positive reviews found on tripadvisor, In fact, it makes me wonder if they are truly written by patrons of this restaurant.

The service was gruff and unfriendly. The food was awful - I had the shrimp and coconut sauce which was obviously made with frozen cooked shrimp as it was completely lacking in flavor. The chocolate cake we had for dessert was essentially indelible. How others rave about this food, I know not. To top it off, it is ridiculously expensive by local standards. Avoid at all costs!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank wanderluster94
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Astoria, New York
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ecuadorian food in a Guayaquil from yesteryear.”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you want to try delicious cebiches or cazuela in an old-fashioned ambience, have dinner at Lo Nuestro. The waiters are pro's. I loved that they wear guayaberas. If you are Julio Jaramillo fan, ask to sit in his salon.

Visited June 2012
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Thank mescand
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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Guayaquil of the past”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Looking for authentic local flavor of regional food in a traditional old fashion atmosphere? This is the place to visit. A large variety of staple Ecuadorian dishes to choose from, friendly service that will take you back to Guayaquil of the past. I definitely recommend it.

Visited June 2012
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Thank lindamonika
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Tipical Food”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

If you wanna have a truly Ecuadorian Food, you better go here, The restaurant is decorated like ancient time Guayaquil, and the food is awesome.. You gotta go!

Visited October 2011
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Thank ValeriaRodr
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