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Luv N Oven

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Ecuadorean, South American
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Malecon, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good inexpensive dinner in a quaint local style eatery. The “pescado frito” was excellent! This restaurant was always busy and I was informed many locals eat here regularly. I have eaten here three times to date and will return.

Thank Robert W
Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much more than a hole in the wall, but this place serves great food. We met friends there and had the ceviche con Cameron (shrimp ceviche). It was very good. And right across the street was the malecon and ocean. It doesn't get much better than that!

Thank Rob L
Ciudad La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Seafood of good quality and really reasonable prices. I can recommend it to everybody who like seafood. Sometimes street music is a bit bothering.

Thank Joachim M
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We arrived at eight and we're lucky to get a table. We noticed as soon as one party left, another took their place. The portions were generous, the prices were reasonable. Family friendly, great view of the ocean.

Thank Christine H
Kitchener, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The food is consistently above the local average and portions are generous. Popular with the expat crowd as well as Ecuadorean. With a few exceptions, dining out in Salinas obliges one to keep expectations modest and, with that in mind, Luv'n Oven does not disappoint.

1 Thank D F
Penticton, Canada
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This was the best Chicken Corden Blu I had in my stay through out Ecuador. The price was very reasonable and the flavours were awesome!! Huge portions nice cold beer

Thank Sandi H
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent Food I had the grilled fish & shrimp and hubby had seafood risotto. We shared our dishes. They have nice wine & very generous pour. Then we discovered another Luv N Oven further East on the Malecon & upstairs. Here we had an option, So we had salad and mashed (puréed )potatoes as our sides with a great steak... More 

Thank Tara H G
New Rochelle, New York
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have eaten at Lov N Oven 4 times so far. Great place to eat right on the Malecon. Service a little slow but with such a great view how cares. Food is consistently excellent.

Thank Ripb747
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Luvin oven 1 small kitchen with beachside ambience sometime long waits but worth it. Luvin oven 2 indoors air conditioned with some nice outside tables with ocean view and faster service. Same menus. Very Fresh, healthy and delicious foot truly cooked with love. Langosta salad or risotto addictively good

Thank Steven t
Bainbridge Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here twice already during our visit to Salinas and every dish has been super fresh and delicious! The owner is warm & welcoming...she serves only ocean-fished shrimp (not the farmed shrimp) and buys all the fish herself at the local markets. We highly recommend both the seafood risotto with tomato sauce and the garlic shrimp. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Ecuadorean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?