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The Rock

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Peruvian, Bar, Gastropub, Ecuadorean
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Avendia Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+593 52524289
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good attention

it has a good staff with great services and food quality. Is located right next to Hostal Elizabeth, and as I was staying there, it wass wonderfull cuz I had a few drinks after dinner and we went right to the room

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
juan c
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Medellin, Colombia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

it has a good staff with great services and food quality. Is located right next to Hostal Elizabeth, and as I was staying there, it wass wonderfull cuz I had a few drinks after dinner and we went right to the room

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went here twice to enjoy their happy hour of two for one cocktails although this is slightly misleading as you only have the choice of Cuba Libre or Caipirinha. The Cuba Libres are fine (not great) but I found the Caipirinha undrinkable. It just had too little sugar in. However others were drinking theirs so it might just be... More 

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are truly sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. Although the comments were harsh, they have helped us to better our quality and service. We hope to be able to compensate you on your next visit. More 

Baden, Switzerland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

They offer many different dishes, so something for everyone but hard to choose. The steak we had here was by far the best we had in the Galapagos. Friendly stuff and good music.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and ratings. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and drinks. Customers like yourself motivate us to improve in our services each day. We hope to see you soon. More 

Hayward, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stopped in with the National Geographic/Linblad Islander Tour for a much needed cold drink. Seating indoors and out - nice location to rest, right on the main road. Didn't sample the menu, although it looked inviting - the prices were quite touristy and expensive. Close to the fish market "catch of the day" which is a much more entertaining place... More 

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is a delight to know that you enjoyed our drinks. We continually strive to be better, so as to provide the best possible service. We hope you will return soon. More 

Rio
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had dinner at this place yesterday. Cold beer, good service. We had "Parrilhada de Mariscos", seafood grilled with salad, basically shimp, tuna and other fishes grilled. It can be shared by 2 people costing U$32.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and ratings. We are truly happy that we were able to meet your expectations in our service, food, and drinks. We hope that you will return soon. More 

New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is just terrible. They appear to have been rated top local place in the previous years but it is due to the overall poor service across the island I assume. Despite a thick menu, the quality quality is far away. The service is just horrible. We stay there over one hour last week in the afternoon. The 3... More 

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are truly sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. Although the comments were harsh, they have helped us to better our quality and service. We hope to be able to compensate you on your next visit. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I ate in that restaurant once, and I didn't like the food. The service was also really bad. They made us wait for too long, and the beverages hadn't arrived when the food was ready.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are truly sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. Although the comments were harsh, they have helped us to better our quality and service. We hope to be able to compensate you on your next visit. More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stopped in here for a drink during happy hour. We each had a caipirinha and it was pretty good. Sat at a table outside. Service was ok.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is a delight to know that you enjoyed our drinks. We continually strive to be better, so as to provide the best possible service. We hope you will return soon. More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This ia a decent bar and restaurant, right on the bayfront, but it is not worth a detour. The usual menu, and we think it is overpriced, for drinks as well as food. There are better options around.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We put forth great effort to provide a menu with various options and as for the price, the majority of the restaurants in the Galapagos have these same prices. We are truly sorry for your bad impression of our restaurant and hope to be able to compensate you in some way on your next visit. More 

Oslo
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Tried mixed 'fruit de mer'. Mostly squid and very little lobster. Fared better with different kinds of tuna for lunch.

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EduMarinho, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at The Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We put forth great effort to provide a menu with various options. We are truly sorry for your bad impression of our restaurant and hope to be able to compensate you in some way on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avendia Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 52524289

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Bar, Gastropub, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?