Top things to do

Health Food in Manta

Fruta del Tiempo

Slip into a bamboo chair near the plaza for juices, breakfasts, filling lunches and ice-cream sundaes.
Cafe in Manta

Picantería El Marino

This casual but nicely set café serves delectable seafood plates. It’s a popular place with a subdued marine theme and reliable plates of ceviche, grilled fish and several types of shrimp dish.
Pizza in Manta

Pizzería Topi

A popular spot with a huge menu of pizza, pasta and fish specials.
Bar in Manta


A popular brew pub, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Museum in Manta

Museo del Banco Central

The fully modernized city museum reopened in its new location in 2009, and showcases valuable artifacts from pre-Columbian Manta culture, a selection of Ecuadorian paintings and quirky fishing paraphernalia.
Cafe in Manta

Trovador Café

On a pleasant pedestrian lane set back just a short distance from the malecón, this place offers frothy cappuccinos, sandwiches and inexpensive lunch plates. There’s outdoor seating.
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Trosky Burguer

This popular surfer-run snack spot serves juicy burgers grilled to order amid rock and reef sounds. Friendly English-speaking owner.
Steak in Manta


Near the heart of the nightlife, the popular Beachcomber is a favorite for its grilled meats. Dine in the lush backyard garden or on the open-sided front porch.
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The big drawcard of Mantai is its pretty outdoor setting, featuring paper lanterns, fairy lights and potted plants. This restaurant also offers good-looking wait staff, electronic music and enjoyable bistro meals.
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Parrillada El Colorado

A popular but very casual spot, with patrons sitting at sidewalk tables next to a sizzling grill.