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Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 240207, Ecuador
+593 99 618 8111
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“braised beef” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (41 reviews)
“thai curry” (6 reviews)
All hours
Seafood, British
££ - £££
Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 240207, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's real English Fish and Chips from a real Englishman. Not everyone in our group liked the batter on the fries, but I personally did. Ralph is a very cool guy and came out and chatted with us for a few minutes. Overall, it's a...More

Thank Lee L
Andrea J, Propietario at Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our fish and chips is traditional English, it doesn't have batter on the chips. Our menu has more options if you are no into crispy batter.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen this place grow over the last 6 years, not in size but in quality and service. This is a place that I am not able to express about many other places. I am guaranteed that when I visit I will receive the...More

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It took us a couple minutes to figure out where it was but so glad we did. The food was great, the dessert was amazing, and some interesting conversation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone for a good meal.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Excellent fish and chips by super cool British guy in cute location. Fun place with great food and reasonable prices.

Thank troy90069
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I'm no foodie but dinner at Big Ralph's was excellent. We stayed at the hostal for 3 nights but only ate in the restaurant on the last night. I had the braised beef, my wife had the Thai curry. Both were very filling but I...More

Thank walkjivefly
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were advised by our Latin Frontiers guide to seek out Big Ralph's in Salinas. He was right! Not only was the food five star, but the owners were too! They helped us find a laundry, guided us on how to find most everything from...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay. Good location as we were in walking distance of the beaches, restaurants, people watching and beautiful Pacific. Town kept fairly clean, the beach areas only have one public banos. Of course each eatery can accommodate with their facilities. Ralph and Family...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I had a great stay and the food was excellent. Ralph and his wife could not have been friendlier or more helpful, the location was well-located and secure with great wifi, and my room was very clean and comfortable (quiet with good air-conditioning). I had...More

1  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 5 February 2017

What a great find! Very good fish and chips British style! Excellent Gnocci the flavours were amazing only thing I would suggest is less chicken more Gnocci! Ralph and his family are very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Lovely garden in the back.

Thank Sandi H
Reviewed 22 January 2017

For me this is the best place to eat in Salinas. I last came two years ago and thoroughly enjoyed every meal I had. Two years on , the menu has changed and it is Ralph's usual high standard in presentation and in taste. The...More

Thank Helen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 240207, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +593 99 618 8111
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RALPH JONES, British Chef, having worked in culinary institutions in the UK, opened his own business in Salinas - Ecuador. A casual restaurant offering modern and traditional British food, in addition to quality and high standards based on extensive experience.
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