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“One of the best restaurants in Guayaquil” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Sociedad - CLOSED

La Sociedad
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Guayaquil”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Quality of the food is impressive. Personal attention by owners is such a delight!

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31 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City
Level Contributor
113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Yummy food, but pricey (if you want truffles)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2010

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and La Sociedad and the service was very good. The hostess (who I would guess is the owner's wife) was very hospitable and friendly.

Our starters - the ravioli and salad were delicious, and tasted like they were made with fresh ingredients and love.

We decided to splurge and have the risotto for 2 with porcini mushrooms and truffles (for $68.00!!). It seemed like a lot for risotto, but she explained that they flew the truffles in from Italy, so we were really expecting to be blown away with truffly flavour. Although the risotto was cooked perfectly and tasted yummy, it was quite devoid of truffle flavour. I could see a couple little pieces of truffle, but for $68, I was expecting WOW! When I asked to see the truffle, I learned that it was frozen. Truffles are a very precious little fungus and need to be used as quickly as possible. If frozen they need to be stored in olive oil, in air tight containers, etc... otherwise they lose their flavour and aroma - which was unfortunately the case for La Sociedad.

Overall the meal was delicious, but the truffle experience was disappointing. You should definitely visit this little restaurant if you're in Guayaquil, but pass on the truffles, unless you smell them in advance and can confirm that they are super fresh or have been stored properly.

BTW - they are not open on Sundays

Enjoy!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Loves_good_things
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Belmont, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love the food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2010

One of my favorite restaurants in Guayaquil is la Sociedad in Ventura Plaza (next to the big Iguana). Food is well prepared by the Italian chef-owner. He and his wife Janette run the place. The meats are well prepared, the fish is always fresh and some pastas are home made. Try the cocoa pasta with walnut sauce.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BelmontMike
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