Restaurants

Steak in Esmeraldas

Parrilladas El Toro

Beyond the uninviting decor you’ll find a decent steakhouse specializing in beef and chops. The thatched courtyard seating is preferable to sitting inside.
Supermarket in Esmeraldas

AKI Supermercado

This is a good supermarket for stocking up on provisions. In addition to this downtown locale, there's another branch next to the bus terminal (Terminal Terreste), one in the large mall down the street from Plaza Ci…
in Esmeraldas

Oh! Mar

Out in Las Palmas, this casual open-sided beachfront restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes like encocado de langosta (lobster in coconut milk) and ensumacao (soup with coconut and peanuts).
in Esmeraldas

La Tunda

One of several new cafés overlooking the Plaza Cívica, La Tunda has a large menu of ceviche, lasagna, pastas and hamburgers, as well as breakfast plates. There’s outdoor seating on the square.
in Esmeraldas

El Típico Esmeraldeño

This charming little spot in Las Palmas is a local favorite for its home cooking. Enjoy daily lunch specials (fish soup, plus chicken, beef or pork dishes) on the breezy fenced-in patio.
in Esmeraldas

Parrilladas El Toro

Beyond the mafioso decor you’ll find a decent steakhouse specializing in beef and chops. The thatched courtyard seating is preferable.