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“A Great Find.. Excellent Selections, Beautifully Delivered”

Big Ralph's Hostal & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Salinas, Ecuador
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Great Find.. Excellent Selections, Beautifully Delivered”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

The braised beef is outstanding, thai curry, corvina fish perfecto. Easy to find. Great atmosphere and Ralph a very personable creator of great food. Four of us ate fabulously delicious food topped off by a rice pudding that was superb. We will return again and again !

Visited December 2013
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English first
Langley City, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gourmet at a great price”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Ralph doesn't just serve the best fish and chips, his braised beef (Oso Buco) was the best meal I have eaten in a restaurant in a long time, and the presentation is uptown. His Thai curry prawns were so authentic, and yes, the fish and chips has a light delicious batter. I would say that if you don't try this while in Salinas, you have missed one of the highlights. Check to see that he is open the day you want to go, as he has a short operating week, usually Wednesday to Saturday.

  • Visited October 2013
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Salinas, Ecuador
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gourmet Style Presentation And Delicious”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Without question, Ralph's food is presented with the flair of a trained, gourmet chef. In addition, the meals I have had there have been excellent. The prices are reasonable for what get. The only complaint I have are the seating arrangements - currently long tables with benches. Private tables would have me going there far more frequently. I don't want to be forced into conversation with strangers when trying to enjoy a great meal!

  • Visited November 2013
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Lillian, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Choices”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

While the Fish and Chips with a cold beer are certainly fabulous, so was every other meal we had at Ralphs during our 10 day stay! Ralph certainly knows how to use curry to accentuate the food without overpowering! Can't miss with this one!

  • Visited September 2013
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Saskatoon
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good old english fish and chips”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

My husband had the fish and chips and I had the prawns and chips. My prawns were a little small, but good. My husband's fish was excellent. We were both impressed by our meal. The chips were also good. We didn't have room for dessert, I definitely recommend a meal at 'Big Ralphs'.

  • Visited October 2013
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