Where to Eat in Manta: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 12, 2018 Lean Nau

Discover the best restaurant in Manta, Ecuador including Picanteria El Marino, Mamma Rosa, Palmeiras, Restaurante Martinica, Restaurante Las Velas CIA LTDA, Los 3 Platos, Dulce and Cremoso, Finisterre, C-nor Marisco Cevicherias, Green House Coffee Shop
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1. Picanteria El Marino

Malecon de Tarqui & Calle 110 | Frente Redondel Playita Mia, Manta 130802, Ecuador Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Soups, Ecuadorean, South American Lunch, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$157 +52382071
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Picanteria El Marino

Reviewed By 727joserodrigo - Guayaquil, Ecuador

El Marino goes way back in Manta, actually some decades. I love the place, great seafood at affordable prices. Real local "beach" cuisine, not a fancy gourmet restaurant, if you are in for the try. I don't rate it with five only because the place...Morethanks for choosing us, we are more than glad to have people like you as a client

2. Mamma Rosa

Av. Flavio Reyes and 26th St. | Barrio Umiña, Manta 130802, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, South American, Ecuadorean Dinner, Late Night +593 5-262-6076
Excellent
51%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Mamma Rosa

Reviewed By JPHarvey44 - Ottawa, Canada

Food was good both nights that we visited. The menu is huge, many choices but prepare a second and even a third choice as everything is not necessarly available every night. Wednesday nigh was great, very quiet and good service. Saturday way way too crowded and we had to wait for ever for every little thing.

3. Palmeiras

Circunvalacion s/n, Manta 130802, Ecuador Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, International, Barbecue Dinner, Lunch +593 99 867 4697
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Palmeiras

Parrillada / Grill restaurante.

Reviewed By PVTexas - Littleton, Colorado

My wife and I ventured here in order to try something new as opposed to our Manta favorites. Our dinner was good but not spectacular. I would recommend Palmeiras if you are in Manta for an extended period and would like some variety. However, if you are here for a brief stay, there are better options. Palmeiras probably deserves its TripAdvisor ranking just below Manta's top restaurants.
The toasted bread was a nice starter and the pesto and aji that were served along with it were both very good. I ordered the pork ribs and they were very flavorful. I also enjoyed the accompanying shredded cabbage, carrot and cucumber salad. The yucca fries were fresh and perfectly fried.
My wife's grilled shrimp (along with the same salad and fries) were not nearly as good. In an area were shrimp are very plentiful, these were relatively small and appeared more sautéed than grilled.
The house red wine was very fruity with a slight taste of soap and was undrinkable. Service was very attentive and friendly.
For a basic meal it was good but a little pricey for the simple preparation. The atmosphere was nice with all the tables being outside. There are two sides to the restaurant. To the left of the entrance is a brightly lit and somewhat sterile Seating area while to the right there is a more dimly lit and relaxing garden area. I have heard some people complain about the road noise but the adjacent road is currently closed for construction and the environment was very relaxing on our visit.

4. Restaurante Martinica

Cdla. Umina # 2 | Mz I, Lote 1, Vía a Barbasquillo, Manta 130802, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +593 5-267-9045
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 608 reviews

Restaurante Martinica

Reviewed By william P - Cold Lake, Canada

This is old reliable in food and pricing. You can expect a fantastic meal here at reasonable prices and they never let us down. Have been here several times and always consistent. English menus available to help in selection. There is a large selection from Pizza to seafood to pasta to steaks. Staff are always friendly and fast with delivering food to table so kitchen does a good job as well.
Old reliable did it again.

5. Restaurante Las Velas CIA LTDA

Malecon Escencio LOCAL # 18 | Detrás del Hotel Oro Verde., Manta 130802, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean Lunch, Breakfast +593 5-262-9396
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Restaurante Las Velas CIA LTDA

I now live in Manta part time and would like to review some restaurants here. Las Velas is the best restaurant on the busiest beach here in Manta. I eat there often. The owner is Diana Felipe, cell 5938-302-1932, and the restaurant phone is 5935-262-9396. The chef is Ariel Vazquez, Chef Internacional. I would love to write it up, if you will accept it.

Reviewed By Ricanranger - Raleigh, North Carolina

Great place to hang out after swimming at the beach and to eat some local fish. Not very expensive around 40 to 45 for 4 people and one kid. Great place for kids and adults alike. Well recommended

6. Los 3 Platos

Via Barbasquillo | Umiña Tenis Club, Manta 130802, Ecuador Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Grill, Latin, Pizza, Seafood, Spanish Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$141 +593 5-267-7999
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Los 3 Platos

Reviewed By Kanubles

We ordered pizzas for Los 3 Platos one night when I had had too much sun to venture out. We chose because TA reviews mentioned they also did takeaways. We were not disappointed, they came within 30 mins as promise. The pizzas were very very good, no comparison with standard take away operators, these were restaurant quality, some of threat pizza I have eaten in years. I would definitely go to the restaurant next time I am in Manta. Of course they are more pricey than a dominoes, but the quality makes it worth very extra penny.

7. Dulce and Cremoso

Avda Flavio Reyes y Calle 6, Manta 130802, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Ecuadorean Breakfast
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Dulce and Cremoso

Reviewed By PVTexas - Littleton, Colorado

Several locations around Manta and they are very consistent and convenient. All of the locations are clean and efficient. They specialize in sweets including cakes, tortes and mousses but also have good, quick, fresh sandwiches, empanadas and pasteles.
A great place for a quick meal in Manta.

8. Finisterre

Calle 27 Avenida 35 | Corner, Barrio Umina, Manta 130802, Ecuador Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$188 +593 99 381 6262
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Finisterre

Reviewed By Diane S - Crucita, Ecuador

Yesterday had lunch at this wonderful restaurant. Service was amazing. The menu is very diverse allowing almost anyone multiple choices.Three of us were there and we ordered between us..Beef carpacio, vegetarian crepes, seafood crepes and caesar salad and chicken soup. All were exceptionally good..Want steak, Langostino's or chocken dishes..all there..even pasta ..highly recommend and will definitely go back again.

9. C-nor Marisco Cevicherias

Ciuidadela Los Electricos, Manta 130802, Ecuador South American, Central American
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

C-nor Marisco Cevicherias

Reviewed By MARIAMECHE - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Went twice in the last days. Very good attention, nice waiter, you can choose from a variety of ceviches, fish ceviche is very good but I recommend to try the ceviche de concha, if you you are up to eat the special seafood from Ecuador ! It is very good ! If not , go for the fish or shrimp ceviche and don’t miss the shrimp “chicharrón “!
Friendly not fancy place at very good price. Go for it!

10. Green House Coffee Shop

Avenida Flavio Reyes y Calle 19, Manta 130802, Ecuador Waitstaff +593 5-500-3833
Excellent
42%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Green House Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Jacdbs01

Since discovering the Green House Coffee Shop, we have been here at least 6 times. The food is great and is extremely reasonable in price. It is just up the street from Supermaxi.
Their caramel machiatto and empanadas are amazing. We have also tried the Caramel cake, the 'wet' chocolate cake, cinnamon roll, and the meatball sub.
Owner speaks English and is very nice. The staff is very attentive and nice.
They serve breakfast, which also appears to be very reasonably priced. This is a great place to relax and sip coffee. It is also a nice lunch spot.

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