Restaurants

French in Salinas

Oui Chef

This new edition is one of the coolest hangout spots in town. A converted VW campervan food truck fronts onto a sleek patio with fairy lights and wooden tables, offering typical French dishes like crepes and beef bo…
Empanadas in Salinas

Pedro's Empanadas

Away from the main tourist drag, one block inland from Chipipe Beach, you'll find this inexpensive local empanada shop with plastic chairs, selling fine hand-baked patties made with plantain outer shells. Flavors in…
Grill in Salinas

Casa Grill

With big glass windows and a shiny new porch overlooking the waterfront, Casa Grill is a carnivore's heaven. The best-value option is to order the grill plates to share. Parilla Casa Grill ($32) has two pork chops, …
Seafood in Salinas

Lui e Lei

This simple spot does pancakes and continental breakfast in the morning; by night, it's all about seafood. Specials include Lui e Lei shells (shells with seafood sauce), cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew with smashe…
Ecuadorian in Salinas

Luv 'n' Oven

This welcoming waterfront spot serves good seafood plates, including ceviches, risottos, tasty encocados (seafood stew with coconut milk), and octopus rice. Plus, there's pastas, steak, and stuffed chicken with chee…
Seafood in Salinas

Cevicheria Lojanita

Cevicheria Lojanita is a large, yellow complex with a foodcourt-style setup. Ceviche portions are large and fresh, and come in various flavors. Other dishes include rice with crab, shrimp or seafood, grilled fish fi…