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“Excellent service, excellent cuisine!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Francis

Don Francis
Ranked #57 of 428 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall
Victoria, BC
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent service, excellent cuisine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have, unfortunately, learned not to expect great service when dining in Ecuador. However, today my friend took me to lunch at Don Francis in the San Borondon neighbourhood and I was blown away! The service was professional, attentive, and overall superb! The cuisine was also excellent. I had prawns in coconut with a great sweet mustard dipping sauce then the Asian rice paper rolls with duck. It was an interesting mix of Thai fusion that was very tasty. My friend first had warm camembert with a crispy sesame seeds crust on a bed of lettuce and pear slices, then pangora (crab) crepes with a gorgeous creme sauce. For lunch, the menu continued with other appetizers, salads, soups, and several pages of main courses including seafood, meat and pastas. I believe this is also the dinner menu. We couldn't even look at the dessert menu, but I will most certainly be returning to Don Francis. This is by far the best restaurant experience I have had in Guayaquil!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Classy decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

VERY pretty place, Excelent service. They really want to make you feel as good as you can be. Do you want another table? got it! Do you want the table close to the window? got it! The food is good, but the service is superb!

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Copenhagen
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good, but not perfect...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Had dinner at don francis with my wife and a couple of friends. The food was good, without being perfect - we have had better food elsewhere in Guayaquil for less money. The service was really good and the atmosphere of the place was nice! So, all in all: Good, but not enough value for money!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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