Playas Food Guide: 7 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Playas

July 15, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best restaurant in Playas, Ecuador including Los Ajos, El Pescaito, Casa Taller Hector Ramirez, TOM y BECKY, Cafeteria Cruz Del Sur, La Ostra que Fuma, Empanadas chilenas de Playas

1. Los Ajos

Av. Sixto Chang, Playas 090155, Ecuador
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Los Ajos

Reviewed By alerf - Guayaquil, Ecuador

I have visited this restaurant several times. Two days ago was my last visit. Try corvina and salsa de camaron. You won't be disappointed. Ceviche is also good but not the best.
There are few sea food restaurants in Playas were you can pay with credit card. Well, this is one of them. Nothing fancy, but good enough to get you out of the typical restaurant full of tourists.

2. El Pescaito

Km 3 Via a Data - Playas | A lado Urb. Acapulco, Playas 090155, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Spanish, Ecuadorean, Peruvian Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$275 +593 99 771 6939
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

El Pescaito

Reviewed By Marc L - Montreal, Canada

My wife and I had been meaning to go to check out this restaurant for some time now, so this evening (June 12th, 2015) we did.
We arrived at 19:00 ( was dark since the sunsets between 18:00/18:30). There were at least 3 bug zappers that we could see, with one of them right next to our table.
Each of them was making a snapping sound on almost a constant basis and I thought that there sure were a lot of mosquitoes, but on looking more closely, we saw that there were at least 4 crickets around the unit closest to us. Since they were attracted to the light, they'd crawl in and get zapped, but the units didn't seem strong enough to kill them, so they kept moving around and getting repeatedly zapped.
We had beer and wine and ordered our food - My wife ordered the Langoustines and I ordered the Rice and shrimp. To be honest, the food was standard at best - my wife tasted and disliked the rice and shrimp. I didn't try the Langoustines.
We were with another couple and, as we were eating and chatting, I looked across the table and saw a cricket jump over the head of one of our dinner companions.
By this time the number of crickets was growing exponentially, so one of the ladies took off her shoe and started squashing the crickets - not very appetizing, but necessary to try get the cricket population under control.
That strategy didn't work for long and it reached the point where three of us had crickets on various parts of our body multiple times.
Aside from the zappers, management didn't really seem to be making any effort to get rid of the crickets.
So, for 40% more than it usually cost us to go to KasKas, we got sub-standard to standard food with a bunch of crickets thrown in for fun and games.
I'm generally fairly flexible and forgiving when it comes to restaurants, but this really has to be the worst experience I've had in one thus far.
I've gotten better food at the local restaurants that line the beach (where the prices are much lower).
The waitress was pleasant and helpful, but unfortunately this was offset by the food and the crickets.
I definitely do not recommend this restaurant.

3. Casa Taller Hector Ramirez

Km 1 Via Playas | Guayaquil, Playas 092150, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub, South American, Ecuadorean Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$78 - HK$235 +593 98 939 9970
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Casa Taller Hector Ramirez

A house that is an art workshop or vice versa ; UN highest which is a house , this appears to be the intention of the painter Hector Ramirez .

Reviewed By Aleks_Gonzalez - Playas, Ecuador

Un establecimiento nuevo y pequeño, combina piezas de arte y una gastronomía española,la mayoría de su oferta es sobre esa tendencia, una nueva opción que te ofrece en un cantón turístico.

4. TOM y BECKY

Calle 8 y Av. Jaime Roldos Aguilera, Playas 090155, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Mexican, Cafe, American, Cajun & Creole Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$63 +593 4-276-0124
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

TOM y BECKY

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, Canada

T & B is located immediately around the corner from our Hostal Promenade . NO NESCAFÉ powder disguising itself as Coffee have crossed the threshold of this lovely place in Playas. We went for the breakfast and of course the REAL Coffee. Yummy from start to finish and Tom is a Superb Host. This location is a great meeting place and when Tom asked where are you from.. What 'Newfoundland '... We were off and running. "Do you know a Fred from NFLD?". Well I know quite a few Freds'.. He shows me a pic from his extensive Facebook page and Guess what... That is Fred D. Small world,small Coffee Shop.BUT Super Large Meeting Ground! Don't miss Tom & Beckys as it truly is a threshold to cross.

5. Cafeteria Cruz Del Sur

Av Humboldt Malecon | al Frente de Las Balsas, Playas 090155, Ecuador South American +593 99 815 3422
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Cafeteria Cruz Del Sur

Reviewed By blackbayou

This establishment closed in 2016. It was on Malecon across street from the beach....great location.

6. La Ostra que Fuma

Gral Villamil 19, Playas 092150, Ecuador American, International, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean HK$71 - HK$196 +593 93 941 6123
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

La Ostra que Fuma

Ecuadorian Food Restaurant, Authors Kitchen, ecuadorian and international clasical food, regional dishes on the Coast prepared with top quality ingredients, fresh seafood and beef prime cuts.

Reviewed By EXPLORANDOECUADOR - Guayaquil Lomas de Urdesa

Muy deliciosos platos de mariscos, su propietario Juan Jose Reyes. Nos atendió muy bien, las porciones son generosas y los precios muy cómodos. My plato favorito ostras gratinadas.
Recomendado! un abrazo a la familia Reyes son lo maximo

7. Empanadas chilenas de Playas

Av. Jaime Roldos Aguilera, Gral Villamil, Playas 090155, Ecuador +593 99 137 7855
Excellent
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Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Empanadas chilenas de Playas

Reviewed By TroisChatsLies - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Large outdoor patio and Seating area. The empanadas were light and flaky, and at a great price (large size empanada). Try the "napolitana" which is ham, cheese and tomatoes, kind of like a pizza pop.

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