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Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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malecon julio izurieta, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Banks, Idaho
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

English/Deutsch/Castellano Carmen's Ceviche is famous for being Ecuador's best and it really is delicious. The little place is always packed full and attracts a lot of tourists, so the Ceviche comes in at a pricey $6, but it is delicious. Carmens Ceviche ist berühmt und auch tatsächlich sehr lecker. Das kleine Lokal ist immer sehr voll und voll mit Touristen,... More 

Thank Windfahrt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

After one hour the order they took the ceviche 😳it was horrible. Some small peaces of fish was swimming in the limes wather. Dont eat cevice here

Thank jeno d
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Good prices & nice variety, fresh fish & good seafood soup. Cold beer & decent red wine. We'll be back again

Thank Tara H G
Preston, Lancashire
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a meal here on the recommendation of our b&b owner and were highly delighted. We has shrimp ceviche and Shrimp in coconut sauce both of which were very good. Service was prompt and polite. On food quality and taste it was the best restaurant we dined in during out stay in Puerto Lopez.

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Bad food, worst attitude. Took more than an hour to bring food and my shrimps had a funny taste. When told that to the management they refused to taste them. Awful

Thank Ivan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?