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Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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malecon julio izurieta, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked a police officer for a good place to eat, and he recommended Carmita's. I was not disappointed, and ended up eating there twice. The grilled fish plate was excellent, and the portion was well worth the price. The next night I tried the Shrimp Encocado, which was okay, but not what I was hoping for. I would definitely... More 

Thank Anita A
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to eat right on the Malacon the food is good and the Chef (Mother) come out and meets you. I like their fish and chips and the servings are generous.

Thank roxeygray123
Orangeville, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of meals at this restaurant and the food was great. Try the seafood soup and the octopus salad. Both great but a giant thumbs up to the mixed seafood soup. Best soup ever!!!!

Thank denise r
Manta, Ecuador
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The location is perfect. The food is pretty good. The langostinos and fries are excellent. Service is sometimes slow and it gets hot if you are not seated on the outside perimeter. Ate here often and never got sick, so i suppose that says something. Now with the new malecon this is a pretty good stop.

Thank jerry g
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This place was recommended to us from locals in Puerto Lopez, In fact it was filled with locals when we went. We thankfully were able to be seated at the last table still open when we arrived. This is a place to go if you want Well prepared Ecuadorian Coast style Sea food dishes. No more no less. The seafood... More 

Thank Domenico V
Banks, Idaho
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Food wasn't out of this world for the price. Seems like the cater to tourists. I'm not saying the food was bad by any means but for what i paid I expect way better 9$ for fried shrimp I can get those prices in the states. I also had much better in town for much less. If it was 6-7$... More 

Thank schrekenboof
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

$9 which is slightly pricey for a plate here, but the fish came covered in claims, mussels, and shrimp. The shrimp salad was also good but pretty drenched in dressing (maybe ask for it on the side). Wow! Recommended to us by the very very friendly waiter, whom had excellent service:) delicious local platter!

Thank Amber M
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Carmita's serves well-prepared typical Ecuadorian food. The portions are generous and the seafood is always fresh. My favorite dish is rice with seafood and vegetables. It's nicely seasoned and the shrimp is some of the freshest I've ever had. The staff are friendly and willing to accommodate special requests. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Catherine S
McGregor, Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a nice typical local-style fixed menu lunch (almuerzo). The service was fast and efficient, and the food was well-prepared.

Thank Paula H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here a couple of times now, bilingual menu, friendly waiter, Carmita brought the wifi password card without asking. And oh yeah, great "seafood mixto" lunch with an amazing view of the ocean.

Thank ds63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: malecon julio izurieta, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez
  • Phone Number: 093729294

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?