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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.
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Chifa Tay Happy

Chinese food right on the plaza. The steamed veggies and lo mein are on the salty side.
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Restaurante Timoneiro

There are several eating options around the main square, including this friendly and pleasantly lit restaurant, which serves up traditional Ecuadorian fare.
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La Tonga

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.
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Salsoteca the Jungle

For salsa dancing, hail a taxi to Salsoteca the Jungle, east on Avenida Quito.
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Café Fenix

At Café Fenix you’ll note the blending of cultures in dishes such as mondongo (tripe stew) curry.