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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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Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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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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Sheffield, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews 345 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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 

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Gainesville, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 

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nyc
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

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Colorado
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148 reviews 148 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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2 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.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews 225 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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140 reviews 140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is in the middle of the streets between 5 or 6 others restaurants. It gives a very interesting atmosphere as you are surrounded by all all the grills. You can see the fresh seafood (catch of the day) on the table and prices are between $8 to $25 (from simple fish to lobster). It comes with rice, salad... More 

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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We came across this place just by chance. This is a street fool stall that has tables on the street. There are quite a few other "kioscos" as they call them. We choose Renato's because it looked clean and the menu showed some interesting options. They have quite a variety of foods. Cooked and grill dishes of sea and land... More 

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Beijing, China
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Good food offered at value prices. You need to try their fruit salad with yogurt & ganola for breakfast.

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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
Cuisine: Ecuadorean

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