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Caracol Azul

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9 de Octubre 1918 y Los Rios, Guayaquil, Ecuador
2280461
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Caracol was good but not incredible. The atmosphere was not great but the staff were all very professional and friendly. The entrees that we had tasted great (white wine chicken & Alfredo chicken pasta) but the fried crab legs were just okay. The owner came up to us and talked to us at the end of our... More 

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Waterbury VT
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is a little staid and formal but the food is very good. We split the grilled octopus and both had one of the several sea bass dishes. Both nicely prepped, mine with lemon & butter, my wife's with Gorgonzola and hearts of palm. Good meal,would go again.

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Thank Andy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great experience! The food was delicious and well prepared. We tried the shrimp ceviche, fried octopus and baked sea bass. I'd recommend this to anyone who isn't traveling on a budget, and is looking for a nice dinner with excellent service. The owner even came over to chat with us after the meal, just a wonderful establishment.

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Thank Byron A
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The food was OK, but nothing special and seemed overpriced to me. Like most restaurants in Guayaquil the wine menu is sparce and overpriced. The ceviche was tepid and the main course so forgetable that I can´t remember what I had. Only one other table was occupied, seemingly by friends or family of the owner, and the maitre d´ hovered... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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339 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

went for dinner. service sort of "slap happy" & definitely not smooth or professional. Out of swordfish, which is why I went. My sea bass was dried out. Ordered some fries-never arrived to eat with the fish! Very expensive & the slow (or non existent) service is painful. No A/C-a rolling cooler is either too hot or cold. Would never... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Some fellow friends an co-workers of mine decided to have a celebratory last dinner together before leaving Guayaquil and going our separate ways. We chose Caracacol Azul or Blue Snail for those of you who are non-Spanish speakers. We all tried different dishes and shared tastes of them all. I started off with an appetizer of small shrimps with guacamole.... More 

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Thank Jonathan M
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Honestly speaking, I don't get why this place is on a list of recommended restaurants, even less within the top 10! The place is old, smelly and poorly kept. Service is extremely slow and even though food is just OK, it is extremely overpriced!!! Getting our check took forever and had to send it back twice due to extra items... More 

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Thank roaviejo
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I went for a business lunch, after a meeting, and it gave us the perfect environment for a stress free 2 hour lunch!! And the food and desserts were amazing too

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We selected Caracol Azul based on the TripAdvisor recommendations and were not disappointed. Several comments indicated it was more expensive than many local restaurants. Coming from the states and very high prices, this was a bargain! Simple meal of salad, rice and a wonderful sea bass entree (which we split as we always do), shared a bottle of wine and... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This restaurant is very good, the food excellently presented and the service is also good. Prices are too expensive for Ecuador and location. If you travel with lots of money I recommend this place, if your budget is lower, there are many good seafood options in town that will fit your budget. The place is good, the decor too, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, International, South American, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 de Octubre 1918 y Los Rios, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: 2280461

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