Slip into a bamboo chair near the plaza for juices, breakfasts, filling lunches and ice-cream sundaes.
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.
A popular spot with a huge menu of pizza, pasta and fish specials.
A popular brew pub, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
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.
Chinese food right on the plaza. The steamed veggies and lo mein are on the salty side.
There are several eating options around the main square, including this friendly and pleasantly lit restaurant, which serves up traditional Ecuadorian fare.
A crisp and formal setting with a varied menu of well-prepared international dishes, vegetarian options and criollo (of Spanish influence) specialties. Located in the Gran Hotel Santo Domingo.
For salsa dancing, hail a taxi to Salsoteca the Jungle, east on Avenida Quito.
At Café Fenix you’ll note the blending of cultures in dishes such as mondongo (tripe stew) curry.