Ecuador // Guayaquil and the southern coast //

Eating, drinking and nightlife

There’s a wide choice of café-restaurants in the centre, all of them cheap and most offering a seafood menu supplemented by pizzas, pasta, pancakes and tropical fruit juices. One highlight is Doña Elena, on the main street, who serves great sea bass caught by her fisherman husband. Hola Ola on Chiriboga does pretty good falafel, hummus and breakfasts. These are all good places to sit and people-watch as you wait for the sun to go down and Montañita’s nightlife to heat up, when bars rock to the likes of the Doors and parties unfold on the beach.

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