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Tropic Bird Cafe

Fast Food
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Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
$4 local set lunch! Yum!!

Stopped into this corner local restaurant for the popular $4 set lunch. We have tried many set lunches in South America while Travelling the last 3 months and this was quite good- amazing fish soup, tropical juice and a shrimp curry (coconut sauce) with rice and beetroot salad. Friendly service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014
JessBeavon
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped into this corner local restaurant for the popular $4 set lunch. We have tried many set lunches in South America while Travelling the last 3 months and this was quite good- amazing fish soup, tropical juice and a shrimp curry (coconut sauce) with rice and beetroot salad. Friendly service and quick! Worth a stop- just look for the locals... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I heard about this little gem via trip advisor so we tried it for lunch one day. We had the set lunch which was delicious fish soup and vegetables followed by your choice of main (beef or prawns). My sister had the prawns served in a light curry sauce with rice and salad. I had the need served in a... More 

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D.C.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Ate here for lunch. Noticed locals eating soup that was not on the menu. I asked for it and received a delicious local style of soup (chicken broth, corn, potatoes, beef, carrots) which included a drink for $3USD. Absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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SF, California
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85 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a good lunch here in this nicely decorated small place. We tried their mixed seafood rice dish and found the portion size to be enough for two persons. The service was quick and attentive. Also appreciated that we did not have to wait for the check.

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Milpitas, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This place is so unassuming as the patio has a limited number of outdoor seating. However, the food was great! We ordered a rice dish with octopus, which was basically a fancy fried rice dish with octopus. The octopus was cooked perfectly and the rice had great flavor! I had the spaghetti with seafood which I thought was going to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Visited for lunch one day as I'd walked past a few times and liked the name and the painted walls... I was after ceviche; they were out of the camarones I asked for (though this inspires confidence that what they do offer will be fresh and of reasonable quality) so I went for a mixto. This was ok but not... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This place had the best food that we could find in town. The risotto was to die for. We ate elsewhere but kept coming back every day, even if it was just for the ice cream!

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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This place was just a stroll from our hotel, so we decided to give it a go. The food was quite good and the plate size was abundant. We had a plate of pasta bolognese and ceviche de pescado. The pasta was actually quite good and very very tasty. The ceviche was alright, not the best we had but it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Set menus are awesome. Eat there, and sit back, chuckling smugly and watching suckers that aren't eating delicious food walking by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

got a pizza and some jugo naturalle. all was very good, though the service was slow. id still go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food

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