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Caracol Azul

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De Octubre 1918 y Los Rios 9, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Parkland, Florida
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320 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank jmurrayolympic
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jonathan M
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank roaviejo
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Andrea P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Funtime4957
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ajeffsu
Lommel, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in a nearby hotel and saw the restaurant while arriving. Checked with the hotelowners and they confirmed it was a great restaurant so we went there in the evening. We weren't disappointed, both service and food were great. I had swordfish and my wife a steak, both were really perfect ! Prices are high to Ecuadorian standards... More 

Thank ginir0ver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to Guayaquil for the first time on a business trip sent by my company. At the hotel, my co-worker and I asked for recommendations for the best restaurants in town where we could experience "the flavor" of the Ecuadorian cuisine. We were given three restaurants and one of them was "El Caracol Azul". We went to all... More 

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are staying in the Hotel Oro Verde, this restaurant is only a 4 block walk away. Very attractive decor and setting. There is a wide variety of ceviches to choose from. We had the mixed ceviche with fish, octopus and shrimp. Then I ordered the swordfish - very fresh with a nice sauce. My wife had lomo saltado,... More 

Thank dsblanchard
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Caracol Azul (blue snail) is definitely one of the loveliest restaurants i have ever been in. the Staff are gracious, knowledgable, friendly and the food is fabulous. Meeting the owner was a treat. she wanders from table to table making sure that you are enjoying your experience.

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Latin, Seafood, International, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Octubre 1918 y Los Rios 9, Guayaquil 090150, 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?