We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Renato's

Ecuadorean
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Add hours for Renato's and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at Reasonable Price !

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
chhand_bhatakanti
,
Raigad, India
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Raigad, India
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sheffield, England
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
548 reviews 548 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
nyc
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Renato's also viewed

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
 
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
 

Been to Renato's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Renato's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?