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the whale cafe - CLOSED

Main Beach Front Street, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
23 Aug 2014
“delicious maracuya juice and cinnamon rolls + books”
23 Aug 2014
“Cinnamon rolls to avocado salad to pad Thai to poet gooey brownie!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Main Beach Front Street, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just had some drinks and tried their cinnamon rolls, which were great. Good place to change a book. The owner isn't as welcoming as her staff, normally it's reverse....

Thank cara m
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, service and view! What more could you want?!? We loved the cinnamon rolls, yogurt with fruit and granola, cafe latte And breakfast burritos for breakfast. They even accommodated us to take it to go. Conveniently on the Main Street near Banco Pinchincha.

2  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent food created by a wonderful lady. Had a little trouble figuring out how to get in and if it was open but when we showed up the owner was very welcoming. Food was delicious and portions were generous. Best place to eat in Puerto...More

2  Thank Terry W
Reviewed September 17, 2013

One of the favorites of locals eating European. Great friendly owners, wonderful outdoor seating. Food varied, with Asian dishes as well as other cuisines.

2  Thank hiy0silver
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have now been to the Whale Cafe for dinner 3 times in the past week because each time we go, we look over at something someone else has ordered and know we have to try it. So far, we've had: 1) Chicken Stir Fry:...More

2  Thank kokusai
Reviewed August 12, 2013

You know that this food won't make you ill. There is a great book exchange here too. And, the owners are just lovely. I was in Puerto Lopez as a lone British female for over a month and I went here a few times mostly...More

2  Thank glazinova
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had heard this place had drip coffee but only opened after 3pm After our whale watching tour we saw that it was open and stopped in to eat . The menu was a welcome change to the typical Latin American food we have been...More

Thank S B
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Traveling and be vegetarian can be sometime painful. Always have to search more or pay more. The "Cafe ballena" was perfect for us with good veggies, pasta and pizzas. Diane & Kevin were great host and we enjoyed repeating our visit. We highly recommend the...More

Thank Road20years
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Had great meal here, wish we found it earlier! Pad Thai is great! Salads are also good size, and the postres are delicious - go here!

1  Thank Hamish K
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Portions are big, ingredients fresh, lots of vegetables. Loved the wraps! Price of the dishes is a bit higher but it's worth it.

1  Thank Mirjam J
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  • Address: Main Beach Front Street, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez
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