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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was our first meal in puerto ayora, and we ordered pasta dishes. They were both unfortunately extremely overcooked to the point of mush. We did order an appetizer which was good. The atmosphere was nice with a good view of the water, and the staff was excellent. Very friendly and gave us a free dessert, which actually was delicious,... More 

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Richmond, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'll begin by talking about slow service, which others have mentioned. I think I would be surprised if nearly any non-fast food restaurant in a warm Latin American country (or much of Europe or good American restaurants) if the service was fast. The idea is to relax. I'm not discounting those who say they were ignored or dishes took a... More 

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Paris
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Everybody told us to have diner in this restaurant. So we did the first day. And it was just fine, nothing more. Full of people so very noisy. Personal very busy. Music much too loud. Waiting too long for food and bill. I was told that this place WAS perfect but now it is just average. Too bad as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The ice cream the envarioment and food .... is very nice . I recomend this pleace for all of you friends.... i hope you like

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Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I ate breakfast there, which was pretty good. But dinner was extraordinary. Their tuna steaks were mindblowing and the service was, although very occupied, always friendly and very helpful. They even gave us insect repellent when we were getting stung by mosquitos. Prices were fair. I would recommend this place to anyone going to Santa Cruz

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Westchester, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Other than the smell of incense, this place is great. Very popular among all types, good drinks, creative and delicious food, and reasonable prices. Staff is attentive and friendly. Six of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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Labelle, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I cannot comment on the food as we did not eat there. We just had coffee. It's a good place for coffee. Real coffee! And the location is just great.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went to this place overnight after my meals just to have a sweet treat. ice creams and desserts are just out of this world and food seem to be great too, but I didn't have a chance to eat here. But really worth it for its desserts and atmosphere.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went here for dinner twice and for ice cream once. Food and ice cream was great however thr service at dinner specially the second night was terrible we were mistreated by the two waitresses, one of the dishes we ordered never came and we did not even get an appology even worst we got mocked of by the waitresses.

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lovely casual dining restaurant. Wide ranging menu including pasta, seafood and steak. Great nutella crepe for dessert. Good service, and friendly with kids.

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Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593 52 526 627
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: International

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