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La Pata Gorda

$$ - $$$Seafood,
Cdla. Miraflores Av. Principal 116 | Calle segunda, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chop suey” (3 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
“criollo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Ecuadorean
$$ - $$$
Cdla. Miraflores Av. Principal 116 | Calle segunda, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good dinner with guacamole shrimp, crab ceviche and corvina with shrimp. Ample portions, lively restaurant in lively neighborhood.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ray5823
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My Ecuadorian friends love this place so we stopped today for lunch. Well I’m not a big crab guy but it was good. Friends had some rice dish with pulled crab meat. They loved it. Finished this big dish. For me not a big deal...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SoloNC2016
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The speciality of this place is obviously Cangrejos - Crabs. And they certainly are delicious if you have the patience of hammering them to crack them open. The journey has to be part of the fun to enjoy this, since the amount of pulp you...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank shatiel
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This restaurant has a variety of sea food, among the most popular dishes are the crabs and chopsueys. Crabs can be criollos or al ajillo (w/garlic) and served with maduro and sauce. The chopsuey is a dish that consists of rice, meat of crab and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank derazosantana
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The food was good but the service was average... One of the things I did not like was that I ordered three dishes to try different things and they brought them all at the same time so the food was cold.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank estrada_cmfe
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Quick easy service. But way over priced. The same plate would cost you half somewhere else of the tourist trap. And they sneaked a few hiddens onto the bill. Wont be returning. Shame as the food was nice, but not that nice.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dominic H
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Very nice bowl full of crab . Good food , good service . I asked for the criollo chopsuey. At the end they give you a shot of a mint beverage .

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Karenyjohn
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Food was super good and the portions are more than enough! Empachado is the plate for you if you want to be full up!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jose_627
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

late lunch today at la pata gorda (means fat foot in Spanish; recommended by one person I met in Galapagos): mixed empachadito (crab+shrimp), avocado, complementary banana chips and lemonade with mint. The portion is HUGE, I can only finish 1/4 of it

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank imnorris
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

La Pata Gorda is the perfect local chain I would return once, and again. Guayaquil and crab eating is a must combination, and the ways this shellfish is cooked appears to be endless in styles and tastes. I had the “carpaccio relleno”, the rice with...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank josepZ7581NA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cdla. Miraflores Av. Principal 116 | Calle segunda, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 6016832
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