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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de...
Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 345
    Excellent
  • 229
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe Lattes and Ice Cream

Cafe Lattes are affordable here, and so is the icecream. And it's a great place to sit and relax and watch life unfold in Puerto Ayora.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
TerriDavies
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is a joke. We have travelled for the last 7 months to 18 countries and this is by far the worst food. Lobster ravioli was literally a bowl of mush. My husband's lobsters was black, and not because it was grilled. When telling the staff that their food was inedible they just smiled. We payed 60$ (over priced)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Decided to give this place a second chance for drinks for their "happy hour". The first time I walked away with a $25 bill for 3 drinks. A beer, mojito and some concoction the bartender made me that I never finished because it was too way too sweet. The second time I stopped in I ordered a classic Mojito. It... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Cafe Lattes are affordable here, and so is the icecream. And it's a great place to sit and relax and watch life unfold in Puerto Ayora.

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26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Food was good, I got prawns (beware still have the heads on). The portions were small to average. The service was a bit slow . It took 20 mins just to get a drink. The desserts were delicious!! I wouldn't hesitate to eat there a again. The prices were main stream 15-$22

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Goshen, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband is still raving about the seafood linguini (white sauce). He orders this dish at many restaurants and says this was one of the best! We also loved the cervice and the tuna. The desserts look wonderful but we had to try the homemade gelato- went back a couple of nights later for more.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The restaurant has a good location with an upper deck. The food wad good...giant prawns were indeed giant!

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Toronto, Canada
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158 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Here in the Galapagos, weather cools in the evening and everyone is out on the streets. Il Giardino has been recommended so we give it a try. We begin with mojitos that are great and delicious. My husband has the potato soup but feels it ranks third of others he has tried in Lima and in GalapAgos.I have an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had dinner here every night and coffee almost every morning. Staff was fantastic! Food great! Good place to sit and people watch, too.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

You have to make reservation to go to that Restaurant. It's always very busy. Service is very good and the food excellent. They also have an ice-cream shop inside and a good selection of deserts.

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

I loved the tree house feeling. Came here a few times, dinner, desert or just a drink. Always great. Stuff friendly, smand they work very efficient. Good team. Food absolutly amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: 593 52 526 627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?