Machala restaurants

Top Choice International in Machala

Zona Refrescante

The best dining option in town is this inviting air-conditioned place specializing in grilled meats. The seco de pollo (passion fruit chicken) is delightful, served with fresh avocado, rice, plantain and french frie…
Chinese in Machala

Restaurant Gran Chifa

Restaurant Gran Chifa is one of the many family-style Chinese restaurants scattered throughout town. Dishes include sautéed chicken with vegetables, sweet-and-sour chicken with pineapple, steamed fish, and a variety…
Ecuadorian in Machala


Romero's has no sign, so can be tricky to find, but you'll be pleased if you do. The basic eatery serves up tasty grilled meats by night and inexpensive set lunches by day. Dine on the tiny front patio or the nicely…
Ecuadorian in Machala

El Paraiso de la Vida

You can't beat the value of these sandwiches, wraps, lasagna, lunch specials and breakfasts, served in a narrow modern dining room.
Pizza in Machala

Chesco Pizzeria

Hearty, piping-hot pizzas, plus pasta and hamburgers, in a packed fast-food-like setting (order at the counter).
Bakery in Machala


For midday snacks, nothing beats the piping-hot sweet rolls or dulce de leche–smothered pastries served here.
Market in Machala


Stretching for several blocks, Machala's massive (and packed) outdoor market is the place for self-caterers to buy fresh fruits and provisions.
Bakery in Machala

Panaderia Villa Colombia

Near the bus companies, this is a good spot for warm, crispy-crust croissants.