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Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant

Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
+593 99 618 8111
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“braised beef” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“thai curry” (7 reviews)
Closed today
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Avenida 15-A y Calle 53 | Calle 53, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the fish(trumpet) and chip to the braised beef you can't go wrong. Never had a bad meal here and everything has great taste. Also try the curry shrimp and anything else on the menu. Everything is well presented and fresh....One of the best restaurants...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeffBarb17
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Various dishes all individually cooked. Good delicious portions. Good wine and lemonade. Seems like a gathering place for ex-pats.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ray5823
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Went in with my family and shared some garlic bread, fish and chips, and fried prawns. They were all delicious. Perfect amount of crispy batter and had a wonderful chat with the owners. They were very friendly, and gave us great advice about how to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Found this place by tripadvisor. Had a great salad! Friendly owners. Had a nice conversation with the chef and he also showed me their garden with al kinds of trees which they use in their meals.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TessaB262
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We first ate at Big Ralph’s eight years ago . Since then we come to Big Ralph’s at the minimum twice a month. The food is consistently excellent, as is the service. Not once in all these years we had a so so meal. Evertime...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My wife and I are not huge seafood lovers, but we'd heard about Ralph's on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. There are non seafood items on the menu but we really wanted to try the fish and chips. We were glad we did!...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JohnW10617
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

By far this is the best restaurant in Salinas. It’s a nice cozy and relax restaurant. Good bread and nice wine to combine with dinners. You can have the fish with risotto and also some Thai dish where you can decide which proteins goes with...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 37danielaa
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We went for a quick bite as we weren't actually that hungry and turns out we should have been. The portions are huge and the food was just mouthwatering and incredibly delicious. One of the few places that I would blindly recommend 100%. Everyone, including...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ana V
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The owner knows how to cook & also how to make you feel like one of the family Great place, owners & food Highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I very much enjoyed the juicy chicken breast on a bed of tasty spinach and surrounded by delicious fried gnocchi. The taste of every ingredient was delicious. The presentation was very attractive. I also noticed the nice presentation of other dishes for guests around me....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Efrater
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +593 99 618 8111
  • E-mail
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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