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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Ranked #4 of 28 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has good food, drinks and service. We sat at the bar and ate each time. We ate here 3 times in a week since we enjoyed it so much.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Table for 5. Two adults, three teens. What I had: Strawberry daiquiri to start. Followed by an Italian appetizer (cheese, ham, green/black olives, etc). Garlic lobster ($22+taxes) - 2 Heineken Grappa to finalize an excellent meal!! Service was very fast. Taste was great. Setting and ambiance very nice. $170 for the five of us.

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Panama City, Panama
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant and ate several meals there. The lobster dishes were great! We were also impressed with the quality of the Internet. The breakfast waffles were truly amazing!

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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We loved the little snacks they put on the table while you were waiting for your food. While some restaurants just put some bread rolls and butter on a plate this restaurant serves little pieces of toasted breads with different topping which were very tasty. The food was excellent and beautifully presented (and you didnt get chips and rice serve... More 

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Holladay, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very nice location with views of the waterfront and street action. Delightful place to see with bamboo structures and much street appeal. The food was good and came reasonably fast. The drinks were excellent. Enjoyed the view and the open air ambiance. Try it!

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Holbrook, New York
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216 reviews 216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I hate to write bad reviews but this place just begged for one. This place looks so inviting from the street with its tree-house style appeal but it's all downhill from there. Service was dreadfully slow the entire time and most of us had to keep asking for basic things like silverware and napkins. They easily blew an opportunity of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Conveniently located on the "main strip" almost opposite the fish market. Plenty of space however we found the service to be quite poor. They refused to let us choose a table even though we were a group of 6 people and service was quite slow. However given the location and quality of food we did come here a few times.... More 

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'm a coffee lover, so I was looking for a good espresso in Ecuador for maybe 2 weeks - without any luck! It seemed like they have good beans, but they don't know how to prepare them...So you can imagine how glad I was to finally find a place where I could enjoy a real espresso! :D beside that, they... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a reasonabley priced busy restaurant and I unfortunately chose badly when I ordered. The gnochi was essentially mashed potato with tomato sauce. Vegetarians be warned - go for the penned. Even the sauce is nicer

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice setting and conscientious staff. Very disappointing food ! After 2 weeks in Ecuador we know what to expect. But not this ! We did not manage to finish any if the 2 starters and 2 mains we ordered. My chicken soup was tasteless - it felt very diluted yet had lots of bits in it - and my crepe... More 

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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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