We met a great restaurant owner here in Crucitas. He is Ecuadorian and moved here from Quito about seven months ago to hang up his tie. It is literally on display behind the bar his girls run while he enthusiastically serves customers all afternoon and evening long. His food is a step above and his drinks come equipped with “Crazy Straws.” He speaks at least Spanish and English–but I suspect several others–and he has two English menus on-hand for those occasional gringo visitors. A great success story demonstrating how a little extra attention can be all it takes in Coastal Ecuador. The restaurant is called Motumbo. If you ever go there, be sure to order the banana daiquiri. It comes complete with an extra shot of banana liquor served in a shot glass made from a banana.