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Restaurant Mar y Tierra

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En Malacon, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
+593 4-277-3687
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I just returned from Ecuador (1 Sep 16) after about three weeks exploring the beautiful country. Went to Salinas to be able to check the environment there and see about real estate possibilities. This restaurant has a nice face to it and it has a nice view - location is great - That"s where anything positive about this restaurant ends... More 

Thank reljacc
Surf City, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were driving through Salinas for the day and stopped in here for a beer and snack. We ended up eating lunch and it was a complete waste of our time and money. I ordered the camarones al ajillo, which came out to one very small shrimp per dollar ($9) and it was not well seasoned; my husband ordered the... More 

Thank Julie C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Well overpriced for what you receive. My husband ordered arroz con camarón which was sloppy and tasteless and as for my king prawns in breadcrumbs (camarón reventado) I couldn't even finish them, they tasted earthy and not fresh. Fries were swimming in grease. Steer clear, there are much better places.

Thank Dee D
Lake Worth, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurante has a wood boat decor outside and inside with tables overlooking the beach and malecon. The ambiance makes it nice for a date. The food we ordered was very good and my fish dish, corvina a la Genovesa was a nice change from the usual fried fish served at every single restaurant in town. It had creamy white... More 

Thank rmontalvo
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

this place is overprice compare to every other restaurant in Salinas. Food was good and service was excellent.

Thank 718scorp19667
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137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Sangria! I love ! Hear not so much. My urine has more etoh content. After that and the very very expensive food menu I decided to leave. Especially after seeing the reviews. Has wifi. But go elsewhere you wont be dissappointed

Thank Brody U
Stratford, Canada
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169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We thought we would treat ourselves to a nice meal and found this cool looking restaurant with the shape of a ship. Looked nice...but we were wrong. The service was awful. The waitor did not want to take the dirty sauce dish off our table but reluctantly did. When we asked to see the bottle of the house wine, the... More 

Thank bigfootcanuck
Da Nang, Vietnam
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

the building itself is interesting as it's completely made of wood in the shape of a boat in a country where practically everything is made of concrete. The food was okay, nothing special. The prices are very high for the type of food and for Ecuador.

Thank Doris G
Cuenca, Ecuador
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This restaurant draws you in because it looks like a ship from the outside and sits on the Malacon of Salinas. But the food prices are extremely high for Ecuador and the food is very so so. I ordered ceviche and nothing comes with it, except the bowl of ceviche. Then about half way through eating the ceviche, they brought... More 

Thank Rebecca D
La Libertad, Ecuador
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Food not terrible but my nominee for the most overpriced on the Malecon. The cool boat look and view get people in. Don't think they depend on repeat customers.

Thank blueslover97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: En Malacon, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +593 4-277-3687

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