Mon 6th - before leaving with new friends having lunch with another one :)

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looking for a place to have lunch
First of all, I have to say this happened the 6th, but wanted to have a separate entry, hehehe.

We came back to Manta around noon and went straight to the hotel to look for our new friends. Maybe we could have lunch together. But we couldn't find them. They left a message for us, saying they were with other of Shawn's friend. They were having lunch in a restaurant nearby. It'd have been nice to join them, but we have already made plans with Roger and were looking forward to have fresh fish and seafood in front of the beach. Having Mediterranean food is tasty, but I wanted something local :P

We went to the restaurant just to meet Lisa & William and let them know we'd be back around 2pm and we'd wait for them there, so we could start our journey to our next stop: Canoa.
new friends having lunch: Shawn, Yadi & Roger. PS: we all love food :P
Awesome! Ok, now let's go to the seafood restaurants along the beach. They are located in Tarqui, there is a line to the eastern end of Tarqui beach. They are cheap and serve so fresh food, yummy!!!! The fishmarket was empty right now, so different from the morning, hehehe.

After finding a parking spot, our mission was right now to find a place to eat, hehehe. There were many restaurants, but we decided to go to one that had a second floor, yay!!! It was a bit windy for the first floor and upstairs we could get a beautiful view of the sea and the tuna boats.

It was hot, so we ordered a beer while we were thinking what to get. Finally we made a decision. Roger got "chicharron de camaron" (fried shrimp), Shawn got shrimp too, but cooked different and I got "Cebiche de conchas" (dark clams cebiche!).
alcoholic bag (pink one) was pack!
It didn't look that great, because it was a bit dark, but it was tasty! Well, the good thing was that Shawn didn't like my dish so much, so I could have it just for myself. :P Lunch was delicious and so fresh, yummy!!!! but it was getting time to go back to the hotel for our new friends and start the journey to Canoa, we should go to another town first and take a ferry to cross a river, hahaha. That might be fun!

Back at the hotel, we had to wait a bit for the guys. William wasn't ready yet, oh well no big deal, that meant we could spend more time with Roger, yay! William arrived and now we were ready to leave. The car was completely packed, hahaha. The guys were traveling since a couple of months and had 2 big backpacks plus small ones, hehehe.

After saying good bye to our friends, we started the journey to Bahia. Now Shawn would have 3 human GPS's hahaha, hopefully we'd perform a good job :)

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looking for a place to have lunch
looking for a place to have lunch
new friends having lunch: Shawn, Y…
new friends having lunch: Shawn, …
alcoholic bag (pink one) was pack!
alcoholic bag (pink one) was pack!
minigunther will watch the stuff u…
minigunther will watch the stuff …
so many restaurants...
so many restaurants...
can we park here?
can we park here?
beer!!!!
beer!!!!
the aji, spicy, was tasty. Roger w…
the aji, spicy, was tasty. Roger …
Rogers chicharron
Roger's chicharron
Shawns shrimp
Shawn's shrimp
my clams cebiche
my clams cebiche
clam cebiche, trust me was good.
clam cebiche, trust me was good.
boats and birds
boats and birds
nice boats
nice boats
Yadi & Roger :)
Yadi & Roger :)
Manta Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Fresh Clam cebiche and seafood at Restaurant La Corvina in Tarqui
If you are in Manta and want to try the freshest fish and seafood while you enjoy a great view, but without paying lots of money, you should go to Tar… read entire review
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