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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…
Top Choice Museum in Guayaquil

Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo

Marking the end of the riverfront is the modern MAAC, a museum of anthropology and archaeology that hosts a superb permanent collection of pre-Colombian pieces and videos showing artistic techniques of early peoples…
Square in Guayaquil

Malecón 2000

One of the most extensive urban-renewal projects in South America, Malecón 2000 is made up of monuments, playgrounds, sculptures, gardens and river views. From its southernmost point at the Mercado Sur to Cerro Sant…
Area in Guayaquil

Cerro Santa Ana

One of Guayaquil's most iconic sights is this hillside enclave, which is dotted with brightly painted homes, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Follow the winding path up the 444 steps to reach the hilltop Fortín del C…
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


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…
Juice Bar in Guayaquil

Las 3 Canastas

A busy daytime spot with street-side tables, bar stools and a large variety of fruit drinks, fruit bowls, granola, and cream-topped fruity desserts.