Restaurants

Top Choice Ecuadorian in Guayaquil

Lo Nuestro

Housed in a century-old mansion complete with wooden shutters and period furniture, Lo Nuestro is one of the most atmospheric places in Guayaquil to feast on ceviche, sea bass with crab, and other seafood dishes. Mu…
Ecuadorian in Guayaquil

Pique & Pase

The best restaurant for traditional Ecuadorian specialties also has traditionally dressed waiters. Sit at the tables with wooden benches and share several small dishes, like bolon verde (fried plantain with mashed c…
Pizza in Guayaquil

Maverick

This unassuming place on main road Av del Periodista (San Jorge) has white walls, black benches and simple chalkboards with funny slogans and cute drawings. It's a self-proclaimed 'unorthodox' joint, creating delici…
Ceviche in Guayaquil

Palo Ceviches

Fresh, tangy ceviches are served up in glass tankards (with a garnish of plantain chips) at this new casual, modern spot in Urdesa. Tuck into shrimp, fish, octopus or seafood ceviche mixed in the special house sauce…
Fusion in Guayaquil

Manso Mix

Inside the bohemian Manso Boutique Hotel, this colorful cafe serves up tasty organic and vegetarian fare, including quinoa tortillas, satisfying bean burgers as well as tasty fish in coconut sauce.
Seafood in Guayaquil

Red Crab

The iconic crustacean is prepared in more than a dozen different ways at this popular and festive restaurant. The theme is underwater world, with bad lighting and tasty (but overpriced) crab, seafood and fish dishes…
Ecuadorian in Guayaquil

Cocolon

Not far from the Hilton Colon Guayaquil and Mall del Sol, Cocolon has a modern, fun interior with bright red chairs and photos decorating the walls. Well-known for its Ecuadorian dishes: La ultima cena (grilled loin…
Peruvian in Guayaquil

La Alameda de Chabuca

Across from the San Marino Mall, this elegantly set dining room is a showcase for some of Guayaquil's best Peruvian cooking. The expansive menu features mouthwatering ceviches, rich parihuela (seafood in a rich whit…
Seafood in Guayaquil

Picanteria La Culata

Bringing a taste of the coast to the big city, La Culata serves excellent ceviches, encocados (shrimp or fish cooked in a rich, spiced coconut sauce) and seafood rices. It's a laid-back, open-sided joint (with beach…
Japanese in Guayaquil

Sushi Isao

One of the top Japanese restaurants in town, Sushi Isao is a small, casual spot that's popular with Japanese expats. Ingredients are fresh and dishes are skillfully prepared. The heaping bowls are superb value; choo…