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“Nice riverfront restaurant”
Review of Resaca

Resaca
Ranked #213 of 544 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This restaurant is situated at the north end of the Malecon. It has an upstairs, open-air deck, where you can eat while watching clumps of vegetation float by on their way to the Pacific.
It has excellent local draft beers and a menu that includes fish as well as meats/burgers.
We had fresh salads, ceviche and a meat, which were very good at reasonable prices.

Thank RodMcLeod
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

This restaurant on the Malecon was recommended by some fellow travelers at our hotel. We stayed at the Ramada so it was a 5-minute walk which added to the appeal. We sat upstairs on the outside deck with a view of the river and enjoyed the warm evening. Happy hour seems to run every night from 5-8pm with 2 for 1 drinks, so when you order you receive two of that beverage from the bar! The waiter was very pleasant and promptly brought our cold beers ($3 for two,) as well as a delicious virgin pina colada ($7 for two) - great value!
The food we ordered varied from good to excellent. The sea bass with garlic sauce was amazing - all three of us agreed it was one of the yummiest meals we had in our travels. The shrimp ceviche was good but not great - a bit too much tomato and not enough of a lime kick for our palates. The chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies was very good but not good enough to rival the sea bass!!
Overall an enjoyable meal for under $45 including drinks.

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Thank OneOfTheSisters
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Server was helpful in recommending fish lunch, which was quite tasty and a good value. This is a good alternative for lunch on the Malecon 2000, if you wan't something more than the outdoor food vendors. Seemed to be a place frequented by people who worked in the area's office buildings. Reasonably-priced.

Thank Juanita C
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Expected better for that price, but the food is the same as you would get at any local fast-food place. Only time I really felt sick after eating in Ecuador (toilets had vomit all over them in the ladies', I wonder why). Only bright point was the cocktails were alright.

Thank dsg514
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Because you can't eat atmosphere or service, I am giving it a 1. However, the staff and our experience here was quite unique and I'd give them a 5 for taking care of their guests. Husband and I debated that our meals here might have been in our Top 5 worst meals of our lives. No joke. Just bad. It's unfortunate because it's in a great location, nice views of the water and a chill rooftop terrace.

We stopped here because we were staying in a hotel just a few blocks up and had been walking around on the malecon...there was a lot of Christmas festivities going on and a ton of people out. The area had Santa, rides, nativity sets, holiday lights...there was just a ton of local families out with their kids and it was really nice. While we were debating the menu at the door, a huge commotion and police officers / sirens started to fill the area. We werent sure what was going on so we just decided to go inside to get off the street. Once we were there, they closed the restaurant doors and locked them which was odd...and we kind of freaked out...OK, guess we were eating here. We went upstairs to the rooftop terrace, sat down and ordered. We noticed commotion continue to go on down below, police here and there and within 20 minutes the entire malecon was cleared. We asked the manager what was going on and he said that it was reported that after a futbol game, some hoodlums with guns were robbing people up and down the malecon. In particular, there were gunmen on a corner a few blocks down staked out. At this point the entire area was nearly deserted, and the restaurant was clearing but people were apprehensive to leave and go on the street. Some of the local people just walked out but you could tell that most people that looked like tourists didnt know what to do.

To make a long story short, we waited and waited...obviously, not wanting to leave because supposed danger, with guns and robbing people was actually up in the direction that we needed to walk to get back to our hotel. There were also no taxis around for us. The manager then walked me and my husband to the door and had one of his friends, I believe another staff member, pull up his car right in front of the restaurant, he waved us in, and drove us to our hotel. It was pretty crazy that they did that and we were so thankful. My husband and I have travelled a lot throughout S. America and have never really felt unsafe but this was the first time that we've been exposed to an incident like this. We're so appreciative to the staff at this restaurant for helping us out.

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