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Renato's

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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Street dining at it's finest

The lobster and fish were delicious... The atmosphere was chaotic but fun. Not luxury, but an amazing cultural experience that you must try when you come to Puerto Ayora.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Renton, Washington
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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The lobster and fish were delicious... The atmosphere was chaotic but fun. Not luxury, but an amazing cultural experience that you must try when you come to Puerto Ayora.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Renato's is probably the most popular kiosko in Baltra. Their fish is very good although a few dollars more expensive. I would like to note that after trying several kiosks on that street (all of them offer similar dishes at similar prices) the one next door was much better than Renato's (the one selling tacos - obviously do not go... More 

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Campoformido, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was difficult to choose among the variuous restaurants in that street. At Renato's the service was really poor but our arros con langosta and langosta a la planca were excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Best fresh seafood on the food street, great prices and excellent service. Ate here 4 out of 5 of our nights on Santa Cruz. Every single meal was delicious, in particular the cameron cerviche for $12 and grouper fish with coconut sauce for $12 and whole garlic lobster for $15. Also you can bring your own beer, love this place.

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Raigad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Looks like street eating place; but very delicious place. Had very nice dinner at very reasonable price. Quite a different type eating culture in this area. Relates closely to mainland ecuador style.

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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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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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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: South American, 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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