5 hours approx.

Timing is adaptable to travelers’ needs (Cruise ship schedules)




100 USD per person

About this tour

The cuisine of this region is renowned throughout the country and has recently been recognized by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage as an intangible heritage of Ecuador. With 142 distinct recipes, ranging from soups to various types of rice, the true star of the dishes is undoubtedly the Ecuadorian “ceviche,” which is absolutely delicious!

During your Manta food tour, you can immerse yourself in the local food and culture. We will begin with a delightful local breakfast and freshly brewed Ecuadorian coffee at Casa Rosada, a beautifully restored heritage house steeped in history. Following this, we will visit the fish market with a local chef who will expertly select the best ingredients for our cooking class. The class will be followed by a well-deserved lunch, where you will have the chance to sample our famous ceviche!

But that’s not all! After lunch, we will take you to a beer garden where you will taste Ecuadorian best craft beers. Cheers to an unforgettable experience!

What´s included

  • All activities described
  • A cup of coffee and local snack
  • Lunch
  • Beer tasting
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • Professional Local Guide (Spanish, English speaking) prices may vary for French and German guiding
  • *Does not include gratuities

Cancellation policies

  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions, political matters, or covid-19 related reasons, there is no cancellation fee

The itinerary

Casa Rosada classic breakie

Let’s indulge in a delightful local breakfast accompanied by freshly ground coffee from the hills of our countryside. The “Casa Rosada” is a gorgeous building that holds a special place in Manta’s cultural history, having been constructed in 1918. Its walls are adorned with precious memories and stories of our dear city.

Local Market

After enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee, it’s time to explore the main markets of the city. The fish market is a significant part of the city’s history and economic development. You’ll have the opportunity to meet a renowned local chef who will guide you to the finest places to purchase the freshest fish. If necessary, we may also visit the “Los Esteros” general market, which was reconstructed following the 2016 earthquake.

Cooking Class and Lunch

Our skilled chef will guide you through each step of preparing our renowned ceviche, infused with a gourmet twist. Finally, it’s time to savor the delicious meal and share some delightful moments.

The best Craft Beers of Ecuador in one place

No food tour can be considered complete without raising a glass of locally-brewed beer. As a final stop, we will head to Lúpulo Beer Garden, renowned for its exceptional craft beers in Ecuador. Here, we will indulge in a beer-tasting session, bidding farewell to each other with a toast and celebrating the good times and new friendships.

Don’t miss out on tasting coastal Ecuadorian flavors with this food tour in Manta!

Do you need more information?

We can adapt this itinerary to your needs. Contact us!

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Cdla. Barbasquillo 130802
Manta – Ecuador
Phone: +593 995 376 249

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