La Doña Guayaquil A Piece of Mexico in Samborondón La Doña”, located on the exclusive Plaza Lagos waterfront, offers an experience that Mexican food aficionados should not miss. It is the restaurant recommended by locals, owing its years of success to the ideal combination of gastronomy, atmosphere and first-class service. Without even looking at the menu, the atmosphere transports us straight to Mexico City. The decoration highlights traditions of this colorful country, paying hommage to artisan elements and cultural icons, which undoubtedly are the perfect amuse-bouche for what is ahead. The menu is designed to tempt and test the gastronomic curiosity of even the frequent patrons. There are various options guaranteed to please all palates and cravings. The chef astounds every time with the characteristic and authentic flavors of Mexico. The flour and corn tortillas stand out due to the originality in their preparation, while the burritos and quesadillas are the dishes most desired by those who visit often. The casserole of melted cheese with sausage, pangora toasts and shrimp tacos are not to be left behind. However, the star dish is one of the most complete on the menu; the “María Bonita” nachos. This plate owes its name to the song that Agustín Lara, a renowned Mexican singer-songwriter, dedicated to María Felix. The desserts are another delicacy. Among the most popular with the local clients are the churros, a house specialty that is the perfect finishing touch to round out this Mexican gastronomic journey. For an unforgettable evening with friends, La Doña offers a specialized cocktail bar, known as the “Bar Negrete”, named in memory of the husband of Maria Felix, Jorge Negrete. Their specialty, obviously, are the margaritas. Not surprisingly, the Mexicans have perfected the art of mixing tequila with lemon, a skill that is spectacularly well honed by the bartenders at Bar Negrete. In case there was any doubt, we can confirm that La Doña is named after María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña, the renowned Mexican actress. That is why, in terms of interior decor, it is a picture of her that catches the eye as soon as you enter the restaurant. Through portraits and representative phrases, tribute is paid to this woman who became a national icon because of her strong character and her work in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. After seven years of serving the public, the hosts at La Doña continue to welcome their guests with a warm smile and personalized service. The successful outcome is obvious. If the decor is the first thing that draws you in, without a doubt the food is the reason you will keep coming back.