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El Chocolate Galapagos

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Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Lonely Planet review for El Chocolate GalápagosThis café across from the...
Lonely Planet review for El Chocolate GalápagosThis café across from the bank is an excellent place for people watching. Besides coffee, fruit drinks and chocolate cake, there's an extensive menu with everything from sandwiches and burgers to ceviches and saladsRead more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-galapagos-islands/puerto-ayora/restaurants/cafe/el-chocolate-galapagos#ixzz1rWk0mMN1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good restaurant

Lovely food, it was a bit slow but the restaurant was really full so understandable. We he a lovely evening here

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Emily W
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lovely food, it was a bit slow but the restaurant was really full so understandable. We he a lovely evening here

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Park City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We used Lonely Planet rating to select El Chocolate, and wish we had checked Trip Advisor instead. The service was friendly and good, the food was marginal, but the establishment was not clean. Our party of six ordered a variety of food - pasta or fish dishes mainly - no one was thrilled with the taste / quality of their... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went with my grandmother who asked some fish ceviche which was very nice and I asked for a shrimp cocktail with French fries The was very nice with us

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had the $6 lunch special. The soup was great, the fish sauce was bland and the salsa that was served on the table had black hair in it. I ate quite a bit of the salsa before I noticed the hair. It ruined the experience.

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Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I wanted to have lunch here. We ordered 3 empanadas (2 vegies and one chicken) and a tomato soup. The empanadas tasted awful and there was a long black hair in every one of them!!! I could not finish the tomato soup as the taste was not like tomato at all. One point for the view of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Lunch specials with soup, chicken or fish plus rice and coleslaw for only $5. Nice patio atmosphere. Wait staff seemed busy, but were very friendly.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I had an unmemorable meal here. Service was decent but the food was nothing special. I had a club sanwhich that came with weird-looking ketchup. Not great, but also not terrible.

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Amriswil, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This little restaurant was designated as part of my package tour to Galapagos. I ate there during my whole 2-night, 3 -day stay there and I enjoyed every lunch and dinner there. There is a great variety of food to choose from, but I love fish so I opted for it every time. The restaurant is just opposite the small... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I had the camarones apanados and it was really good. We also had them cook fish which we purchased at the fish market (across) from the fisherman. Service is not that good, but the food was good.

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Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

On Charles Darwin across from the fisherman's wharf and market. If you are lucky enough to have a table outside, you can enjoy the view of the fisherman placing their catch out....Lots of lobsters, and groupers and beautiful fish and watch the sea lions and pelicans fight for a snack too. Had fresh catch here with standard Ecuadorean sides of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ecuadorean

Description

Lonely Planet review for El Chocolate GalápagosThis café across from the bank is an excellent place for people watching. Besides coffee, fruit drinks and chocolate cake, there's an extensive menu with everything from sandwiches and burgers to ceviches and saladsRead more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-galapagos-islands/puerto-ayora/restaurants/cafe/el-chocolate-galapagos#ixzz1rWk0mMN1
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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