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Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Description: Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles...
Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford. It's a street that comes alive at night with many little restaurants grilling various different types of food. Renato is actually the man at the grill and owner, a great fellow at that. This is definetly good food at a reasonable price. You can get a meal anywhere from $5.00 to a full lobster (when in season) for $25.00. Just visited there in mid October 2011. I believe the street is also referred to as the Kiosko. We also ate at some other restaurants in Puerto Ayora, but this one had a real adventurous and local feel.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good and inexpensive

Stopped by in the evening when everyone is eating at the streets and Renatos was delicious! We ordered the arroz con menestra (rice and beans) with stan and chicken. The service was fast the meal served quickly, the flavor yummy and the price you can't beat. Each dish was $6!!!! Good portions too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped by in the evening when everyone is eating at the streets and Renatos was delicious! We ordered the arroz con menestra (rice and beans) with stan and chicken. The service was fast the meal served quickly, the flavor yummy and the price you can't beat. Each dish was $6!!!! Good portions too :) I don't give it 5 stars... More 

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Singapore
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75 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a huge red spiny lobster, and a huge sea bass, and both turned out to be really fresh and good! Didn't see any locals around us, and almost all the tables were occupied by tourists just like us. Worth going for a nice meal outdoors.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After dealing with a very touristy restaurant with higher reviews that didn't match my experience, I decided to avoid the tourist traps on the main coastal road and dine like the locals in a kiosk/restaurant. What a fantastic dining experience! My dive buddy and I enjoyed large serving portions, a delicious appetizer, me a large cerveza and she a cola,... More 

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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were recommended this "kiosk/restaurant" by one of our cruise guides and we had a great and inexpensive meal there. The atmosphere of the street is very lively and the seafood could not be fresher. It is very popular with both tourists and locals and there was hardly a spare table when we finished eating. Not luxurious but a great... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

By a stroke of luck, the restaurant we were supposed to be going to, based on our tour itinerary, was closed. Our guide took us to Kiosko de Renato, and I have to say, we couldn't have been happier. While none of the staff understand English, it's easy enough for non- Spanish speakers to point at the fresh lobster or... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There are numerous highly-rated restaurants on Charles Darwin Avenue in Puerto Ayoro directed towards the tourist crowd; we went to one of them. But, our best dinners came from following our local guide's advice when we headed to the outdoor series of local eateries known as "Kiosko de Renato." Here is why you should go. Located on a neighborhood street... More 

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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a chicken with rice and beans($6) and a grilled whole fish ($15). Chicken plate was delicious and a bargain. The fish tasted good when it was nice and hot but needs a little more flavor. Overall a good place to go if looking for cheap eats!

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Colorado
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We ate at Renato's few times during our stay on Santa Cruz, always had a daily special for $4. The portions were filling and the meals quite good consisting of a soup and a main dish. You will find yourself the only foreigner eating here which was refreshing. In the evening the whole road closes and the restaurants set up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Good food, the set-menus offer great value for money. Atmosphere is relaxed of the food stall kind. Do not expect fine dining, but on the other hand you are not paying fine dining prices either.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you have a few nights in Puerto Ayora, definitely have dinner on this street one night. (Note: The fish market in town has cheaper plates of fried fish for $5 or $7, but you can get grilled fish at Renato's--worth a try, but the yellow seasoning they put on the fish--maybe it's mustard or curry or something--isn't the greatest,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ecuadorean

Description

Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford. It's a street that comes alive at night with many little restaurants grilling various different types of food. Renato is actually the man at the grill and owner, a great fellow at that. This is definetly good food at a reasonable price. You can get a meal anywhere from $5.00 to a full lobster (when in season) for $25.00. Just visited there in mid October 2011. I believe the street is also referred to as the Kiosko. We also ate at some other restaurants in Puerto Ayora, but this one had a real adventurous and local feel.

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