Salinas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Salinas

November 28, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best restaurant in Salinas, Ecuador including Restaurante Parrillada Don Ciro, Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant, Luv N Oven, Italian Gourmet, Restaurant Cafeteria Del Sol, Sogale, Luccy's Cafe and Grill, Cervicheria El Velero, La Ostra Nostra, Cafe Jazz
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1. Restaurante Parrillada Don Ciro

Av. Malecon de Salinas, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
31%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Restaurante Parrillada Don Ciro

Reviewed By Soxnole - Chicago, Illinois

We especially enjoyed the service. Very attentive and determined to get past the language barrier. The meat was delicious if slightly over cooked. The sausages were
really tasty. The beef was ok but forgettable. No rice and beans, only French fries
(Papa frites). The French fries were easily as good as any I have ever had. All in all
A nice change of pace from the plethora of fine seafood. In the end I will go to Big Ralph's next time.

2. Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, British Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +593 99 618 8111
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

RALPH JONES, British Chef, having worked in culinary institutions in the UK, opened his own business in Salinas - Ecuador. A casual restaurant offering modern and traditional British food, in addition to quality and high standards based on extensive experience.

Reviewed By idoltraveller - usa

I had the gnocchi. I was expecting something from a package, plopped into some water. I was wrong. Homemade, delightful, beautifully pan-fried with some butter and sage (where do you get SAGE here?). Owner was very friendly. Prices are a bit stiff but you know what? Why not, if they are going to go out of their way for quality?

3. Luv N Oven

1er, Av. Malecon y Calle 19. 2do Av. Malecn | Betweeb la calle 23-25 Edificio Mares, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +593 99 957 8101
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Luv N Oven

Reviewed By Beyond_the_Horizon - Boquete

We've eaten here three times and will return. I have had corvina with shrimp sauce and my husband has had that as well as shrimp cerviche and a beef filet. All were good. My husband's steak was huge. We each had vegetables (green beans and carrots) rather than rice or potatoes, and these were excellent. Prices were reasonable ($9 to $10 for each entree). They do have wine by the glass (not great but drinkable -- probably box). It's right on the Malecon with both indoor and outdoor Seating.

4. Italian Gourmet

Vicente Rocafuerte, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$157 +593 98 728 5940
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Italian Gourmet

Italian gourmet ya cerro su puerta podras encontrar la nueva propuesta en CASA RABOTTI a una sola cuadra de el viejo restaurante

Reviewed By micmm - Copenhagen

Service was good and friendly - and that's the positive comment about this place. When one of the plates arrived, it was still frozen in the middle (was a baked pasta), and the risotto we ordered was almost like a soup - so we had to send two plates back (would not normally do that in a place like this, but it was really bad). Besides that, we had some boring pasta and an average pizza... Will for sure not come back, though we visit Salinas often. For Italian in general I would recommend positano across he street or for pizza go to leños close by!

5. Restaurant Cafeteria Del Sol

Malecon de Salinas | Junto a la Capitanía del Puerto, Salinas 5934, Ecuador Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$188 2772159
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Restaurant Cafeteria Del Sol

Reviewed By RJV2651

Not just the octopus the burgers the fish the veggies the steak everything wonderful. Probably the only restaurant in Salinas where you could literally at off the floor. I went to the ladies room and peeked in the kitchen wow so clean. Deserts a bit pricey but really really decadent.

6. Sogale

Av. Carlos Espinoza Larrea and Venezuela | Via Malecon de Salinas Diagonal a Gasolinera Primax, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Soups, Ecuadorean, Seafood, Healthy, South American Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$24 - HK$110 +593 4-277-5959
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Sogale

Specialty meat and seafood, variety of menu in a lovely placeFall, in love with our unique atmosphere! Service and quality are our calling card. Enjoy our variety of menu.

Reviewed By PeterandJane357 - Salinas, Ecuador

It took us a year to finally eat at Sogale. We went to lunch with our Ecuador right hand man Jamie, liked the soup and sides so well, returned for dinner. I cannot say enough about the staff and menu items. If you prefer meat over fish they can accomodate you. We tend to go with what our server reccomends. At lunch, encellbolado - fantastic, at dinner fish with a side of ceviche. Prices are very reasonable, portion size perfect for the big guy I am and not intimidating to my wife. Desserts are excellent. Going to dinner there tonight.

7. Luccy's Cafe and Grill

50 Avenida 10 | Behind Banco de Pichinca Salinas, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Mexican Lunch, Dinner HK$63 +593 99 151 8075
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Luccy's Cafe and Grill

Luccy brings a fusion flavor to Salinas, Ecuador. Her restaurant serves food ranging from Ecuadorian, Mexican and Italian and some in between. Stop by and try her tasty menu options; you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed By coldy - Lake Country, Canada

For those of you who remember Luccy's as a small hole in the wall its is time to return for dinner. The restaurant is now located in a walled courtyard 2 short blocks from the Malecon behind the Barceló hotel. The setting is lovely Parts of the courtyard are covered but most is open to the sky under a huge tree where you can see the stars and feel the warm evening breezes. There is a separate bar and the drinks are great. Luccy and her staff are exceptionally warm and welcoming. Menu is not too extensive but lots of choices and everything is fresh and made from scratch. Highly recommended

8. Cervicheria El Velero

Leonardo Aviles y Eduardo Espiazu Diaginal Al Club de Leones, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Ecuadorean, Latin, Spanish, South American Lunch 2771379
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Cervicheria El Velero

Reviewed By D_123_B - Evansville, Indiana

I was there for the holidays (Christmas/New Year's). As expected, Salinas was busy. The restaurant was also very busy. However, we were seated fairly quickly and the service was pretty fast considering the crowd. Food was high quality and fresh. Average sized portions and a decent price. It is worth going a couple of blocks off of the Malecon in order to eat there. All in all, a great experience!

9. La Ostra Nostra

Av. Eloy Alfaro | Avenida Mercedes De Jesus Molina, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Lunch +593 4-277-4028
Excellent
54%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

La Ostra Nostra

Reviewed By Jodie M - San Francisco, California

The place was empty, but the night was young, I would not normally walk into an empty restaurant.
Went went in and were greeted by a nice lady who turned out to be the owner, where we sat down was comfortable.
The table was an old door, dark with age and ornately carved and covered with glass.
The menu was simple and an other lady came to us and explained the dishes.
All the food was made in house and served fresh.
As this is a local hang out we were told that it will not be busy until after 21.00, that is to late for us to eat and get the full flavor the the restaurant.
This is a place that we would return to so we can explor he local food.

10. Cafe Jazz

Av. Gral.Enriques Gaiio, Salinas 241550, Ecuador Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$47 +5937992662
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Cafe Jazz

Good location, beautiful interior, green spaces, jazz music, family atmosphere with attentive administrators all needs, coffee and breakfast, WI-FI.

Reviewed By Annikaaaa - Stockholm, Sweden

Best omelett ever! The best coffe! Good service. Hot towel to freshen up before the food came. Everything was a little bit better, even the restroom. We were surpriced and felt like kings in this cosy place.

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