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Red Mangrove Aventura Restaurant

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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Contemporary
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Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
5935932526564
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ambience (patio overlooking ocean) but poor service and average/expensive food

The entrance to this place builds expectations as it meanders through a dark but perfectly lit, mangrove filled boardwalk. But at the main desk (it's also a small hotel), the 2 people seated there didn't greet me (and i walked out and tried again the next day..same story!), neither did the wait... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
latinojeff
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The ambience and location of the place is amazing, but the service is awful, the waitress are not trained and do not even know the menu. Every question you make they have to go and and ask for details. It took a very long time to get the food and even the drinks. If you want yo see the Sea... More 

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Thank Beatrix R
Quito, Ecuador
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely ambiance and outdoor patio setting but food quality and service desperately needs attention ! We recently stayed in their hotel for a week and found that the bulk of the business the restaurant receives is for the " breakfast buffet " which was included with our accommodation. The breakfast buffet was basic, and fundamentally the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The entrance to this place builds expectations as it meanders through a dark but perfectly lit, mangrove filled boardwalk. But at the main desk (it's also a small hotel), the 2 people seated there didn't greet me (and i walked out and tried again the next day..same story!), neither did the wait staff in the empty restaurant. I had to... More 

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Thank latinojeff
CT
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I sat for almost an hour outside waiting for a waiter to take our order, when we finally did go to order drinks they were out of Coca Cola, so I decided on a Corona, which they were also out of. Then we continued with our food order, we were going to get 3 sushi rolls. The... More 

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Thank Mcgovernm
Hamilton, Ontario
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Went to have sushi for lunch after I had picked up copies of the menu to show to our tour group. When we arrived we were told that they didn't prepare any sushi dishes for lunch. Our meals were very expensive and poor quality.

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miami
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Service is terrible, food quality is low and its highly overpriced. Avoid this place, Puerto Ayora has very good food and restaurant offering.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After being politely greeted and shown a table outdoors, we proceeded to wait 10 minutes before asking for a server. Then she came and with a snarl on her face she gave us the menus without saying a word and left. My mom had a positive experience here before and it was our last night to enjoy a meal so... More 

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Thank le_traveler26
Burlington, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The nice location is the only thing that recommends this place. The food was TERRIBLE...soggy chicken sandwiches (all three of them) mushy undercooked French fries and freezer burned calamari. I lived in Ecuador for four years from 95-99 and know that complaining doesn't get something removed from your bill...they just don't care. I did tell them that they should be... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The restaurant has one of the best views in all of Puerto Ayora. If you are okay having an occasional sea lion near your table, I'd recommend sitting outside on the patio. All of the dishes we tried were tasty and the staff was friendly.

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Thank courtney9384
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food was spectacular! Local dishes were excellent! Enjoyed the coffee at breakfast and the different juices. The yogurt and pineapple were heavenly along with many of the fish dishes that were served.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: 5935932526564

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?