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“Classic guayaquil hole in the wall”
Review of El Pollo Marino

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El Pollo Marino
Ranked #358 of 458 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
Description: Family restaurant , famous for it's catfish soup . Locals favorite for more than 20 years. Well known among locals. Restaurant was showcased in the amazing race Latin America Season 3.
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Description: Family restaurant , famous for it's catfish soup . Locals favorite for more than 20 years. Well known among locals. Restaurant was showcased in the amazing race Latin America Season 3.
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“Classic guayaquil hole in the wall”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Decor is or lack thereof is not important here, they serve their famous caldo de bagre, basically a catfish soup, spiny bones, if you're like me, on the adventurous side, you would ask for the head on your soup. Beautiful broth, they use this same for the cazuela, you should have the fish cazuela if you feel that catfish is not your cup of tea.
This place usually is packed with locals, I don{t know if they have switch places again, but in their old store it was always packed, and place is so traditional they don{t use napkins, they use these cut up recycled paper, crazy traditional, the old lady is the owner and she is still the one who takes your bill. Service is as any traditional guayaquil spot, straight and right to the point. no fuss or muss.

Visited December 2011
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