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Don Francis

Plaza Lagos, Town Center 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
+593 4-501-9883
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
30 Aug 2015
“Way to expensive for the quality. ”
4 Aug 2015
“Incredible Food”
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CUISINES
Seafood, International
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
Plaza Lagos, Town Center 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Went to lunch with high expectations due to recommendations. I had a specially cooked lobster which turned out to be chewy. My wives camembert's salad was no salad. Just one well seasoned fried camembert with sesame seeds. It was ok, but have had much better...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We had dinner at Don Francis, I ordered the fish in a salt crust, it was incredibly light it could have used a bit more flavor but it was delicious. My husband had the corvina en salsa de mango, both of our dishes had delicate...More

Thank katenvironment
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I was in Guayaquil just for lunch at Don Francis with a friend, we had the Don Francis Ceviche to start with, it was very good, the uruguay steak was good but the presentation was so poor that I could only eat half, the staff...More

Thank albawessel
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I agree fully with some of the other reviews here that the service at this restaurant can certainly improve. the staff are not obscene or discourteous or stuff like that. it is just that they are slow. agree that this is a fine dining sort...More

Thank RRC_1976
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Don Francis is a trendy restaurant in a recently developed area of expensive condominiums in Guayaquil . While the food is very good , especially the fish cooked in a salt crust , the service is slow and poorly organized . So it is up...More

Thank LePapito
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Plaza Lago is the fabulous 'Disney Like' village creation on the outskirts of Guayaquil and home to the outstanding Don Francis Restaurant. We had a beautifully prepared lunch of Shellfish, Uruguayan Beef and a superb Chilean wine... The interior is wood-toned modern with large veranda...More

Thank oca007
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Don Francis is one of many fine restaurants located at Plaza Lagos in Samborondon, or Greater Guayaquil for that matter. The french onion soup was very good as was the grilled corvina and accompaniments.

Thank Stanley I
Reviewed 12 May 2013

You must go to this restaurant. It is the best gourmet restaurant in Guayaquil. Every dish is done perfectly and the selection of gourmet seafood is to die for. Do not leave the place without ordering the causas or the lobster spaghetti. Simply amazing!

Thank Labne
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I have, unfortunately, learned not to expect great service when dining in Ecuador. However, today my friend took me to lunch at Don Francis in the San Borondon neighbourhood and I was blown away! The service was professional, attentive, and overall superb! The cuisine was...More

Thank VictoriaTaste
Reviewed 26 January 2012

VERY pretty place, Excelent service. They really want to make you feel as good as you can be. Do you want another table? got it! Do you want the table close to the window? got it! The food is good, but the service is superb!

Thank mcdoctor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Lagos, Town Center 00000 | Samborondon, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil
  • Phone Number: +593 4-501-9883
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Description
Samborondon es una zona al interior de la Ciudad de Guayaquil. Plaza Lagos Town Center es un mall