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El Muelle Uno Parrillada & Bar on the Malecon

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$$ - $$$
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Malecon Alberto Santos, Bahia de Caraquez 131401, Ecuador
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Brooksville, Florida
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying we hardly ever eat fish back home in Florida... Tried it in various spots but nothing we have ever been enamored with. We came here on the recommendation of our b&b host... decided to try the fish. I ordered it with a garlic sauce and my wife ordered hers grilled which was a la plancha.... More 

Thank russ3950
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I had the pescado ceviche and cerveza, it was excellent and came with plantain chips, a garlic dip, and a pico de gallo salsa. Service was friendly and fast. Total meal was $10, including 2 beer.

Thank Nicky M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband and I were visiting nearby Las Olas Ecuador in hopes of moving there soon and the Las Olas team took us here for lunch. Best ceviche pescado EVER!! Huge portion and extremely tasty. We definitely can't wait to come back!

Thank Carolyn K
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I first visited El Muelle Uno with a friend from Bahia. I ordered the chicken with veges and rice with sopa viche. It was excellent. The flavor of the soup was outstanding. Great value in Bahia. Definately recommend.

Thank Scout K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great Manabita food, especially the Viche de Pescado, grilled fish and shrimp. Very clean food, you will never get sick here.

Thank Aggie C
Grand Junction, Colorado
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176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Incredibly good value for lunches. Great food and the staff always seems to throw in a little something extra. They even provide ice for your drinks which is an uncommon treat here! Plus they have survived three earthquakes!

Thank Thirst-Aid
Kennesaw, Georgia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful little restaurant with delicious food. They have a great grilled swordfish that is so delicious. Everything I have eaten there has been good. The owner is a very nice man. The place is on the water down by the wharf and is visited by a lots of locals. So you know it is good!

Thank Msherrid
Alberta, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

El Muelle Uno Parrillada is a simple but very good restaurant that provided us with quick, friendly service tonight for dinner. We saw the huge portions of other diners and so my husband and I decided to shared the BBQ chicken and order two baked potatoes. We had lots of salad to share, and could not have eaten another mouthful.... More 

Thank Marilyn M
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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268 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I really had higher hopes for this restaurant. View was lovely, staff was great and complimentary chips and dips were yummy. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing, mixed seafood in garlic. I could tell as soon as I saw it was far from fresh so that worried me but when I tasted it I knew it was reheated because... More 

Thank _cornishpixie7_mk
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food at bargain prices. Service was good, and we were very satisfied with our meals. Other options besides fish.

Thank Alice K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon Alberto Santos, Bahia de Caraquez 131401, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Bahia de Caraquez
also listed here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/15501924/Ecuador-Chapter (search for "muelle" and listed here: http://yachtpals.com/cruising/ecuador-bahia-c

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