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The Rock

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Ecuadorean, Peruvian, Bar, Gastropub
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 17
    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
Nice ambiente and lot of choices!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Baden, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Baden, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Hayward, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Rio
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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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New York, New York, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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194 reviews 194 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Oslo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice menu, food was nothing special. Has quite a few American food items on the menu. Clean and had nice bathrooms. A good place for a beer or a limonada.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Rock promotes itself very loudly that it is very special. I liked the interior design very much, but the staff wasn't able to handle the amount of customers. The food was alright, it wasn't bad at all, but not as extraordinary as they promote it. Also, Wifi didn't work, altough they had the Wifi sign outside the restaurant.

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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: Ecuadorean, Peruvian, Bar, Gastropub

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?