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Malecon Julio Izurieta, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (13 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (9 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
$$ - $$$
Malecon Julio Izurieta, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sister of Carmita sat with us during lunch. We enjoyed eating there. It appeared clean. She exclaimed she would cook things not on the menu. We went back the next day.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The two sisters, one being Carmita, have been serving up great seafood for 44 years now. Four of us had dishes ranging from langostinos, callamari, prawns, to chicken. All cooked perfect and delicious. Fresh seafood caught and bought here in Puerto López. Service was friendly...More

1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My husband tried the garlic shrimp - they were small and not a big portion. They were not the large shrimp seen at the nearby market. The vegetable spaghetti was not good either. Many other better choices locally.

1  Thank 123macycat
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as everyone told us is one of the best in Puerto Lopez. The facilities are humble but clean. The food wasn’t particularly good rather average. The experience was a bit weird as the owner joined us in our table which...More

1  Thank aro7
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We had fish ceviche and 2 different seafood dishes plus 2 large beer and paid 30 Euro and had a good service and a great beach view. All tasted good, there was plenty of seafood in our dishes but it is nothing extra ordinary but...More

1  Thank Anja R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had some fish here, it was really good and you get a lot of food for your money. They also give you some chips before your dish which is also nice.

1  Thank awardemmy
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

No matter the time of day, you'll have the best sea food here! Prices are darn rational for Ecuador, and good god, the portions are huge! Not a fast food restaurant because the food is FRESH! Don't try other places, this is the place to...More

1  Thank Stefano R
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had the grilled fish which was very good for a reasonable price. Nice location close to the beach

Thank NielsDB92
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Every time I visit Puerto Lopez I must go to Carmita's! Food is fresh, delicious taste, great prices, friendly service! Must have the seafood rice, ceviche and seafood soup cazuela! Restaurant is located oceanfront across Malecón in the center of town.

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We came here twice, first trying out their cerviche (shrimp and octopus) which has plenty of seafood and the sauce was good (well balanced, not too citrus). Sure enough we have tried better ones in Quito but with the price and the freshness of the...More

1  Thank AHA2006
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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