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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Street Seafood Delight

Renato's is one of a dozen or so small food "kiosks" that expand each evening to fill the center of the street with tables for dining. It is casual, a little loud, and very competitive - a true Puerto Ayora experience. Prices are moderate and the food is quite good, so you will see locals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
ROCtraveler30
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is a great choice for dinner. At night, they bring all of the tables out into the street and let you choose your own fish/lobster before they cook it. We really enjoyed the experience, and the food was some of the best we had in the area. Can't miss!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Not fresh, frozen sea food and bad taste. I am Ecuadorean and I can tell. I guess all the good reviews are from foreigners that have no idea what good food from Ecuador is like. Not recommended!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Renato's is one of a dozen or so small food "kiosks" that expand each evening to fill the center of the street with tables for dining. It is casual, a little loud, and very competitive - a true Puerto Ayora experience. Prices are moderate and the food is quite good, so you will see locals, tourists, and cruise passengers all... More 

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Thank ROCtraveler30
Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tom M
Raigad, India
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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 via mobile

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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Thank Marilynsita
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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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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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