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La Garrapata

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South American, Ecuadorean
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best...
"La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best fish, seafood, vegetables and meets, bought from producers in Galapagos. This restaurant employs in its majority only local worker, properly trained for producing dishes under the high standards of hygiene and quality. Furthermore it is a leader in application of environmental best practices, which help the sustainability and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The Restaurant "La Garrapata" pleases to attend you and we hope that our service will be of your complete satisfaction.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Returned Repeatedly to Ruminate Rest

This truly is one of the 2 or 3 best restaurants in Santa Cruz. No matter where you sit it feels like you are sitting outside as the structure is really only a nicely constructed roof with concrete supporting columns and a pea-gravel floor. This only adds to the experience of the food served here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This truly is one of the 2 or 3 best restaurants in Santa Cruz. No matter where you sit it feels like you are sitting outside as the structure is really only a nicely constructed roof with concrete supporting columns and a pea-gravel floor. This only adds to the experience of the food served here. Being on Santa Cruz for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wonderful food and atmosphere, excellent service! Fresh Seafood and Pasta and cocktails too! This is our favorite place to dine!

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at La Garrapata. Fresh seafood, good drinks, and great company made for a very enjoyable evening. Lots of locals and tourists alike enjoy this fine eatery.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved the atmosphere and food here. It was recommended to us by Javier a local who was overseeing our trip. The quinoa dish was a great meal. Shrimp and fish kabobs were loved by others. But the most talked about dish was the octopus appetizer. We returned here and many were looking forward to the octopus. I had a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As good as it was 15 years ago when I last visited the islands. Excellent food, great service and the ambience is terrific. Would highly recommend.

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miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has good food and very good service. We ate here 3 times for diner and we liked everything we tried.

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow, firstly great food! I had the yellow fin Tuna and my husband the "wacko" fish (hope I am spelling it correctly) served with vegetables slightly al dente the way they should be and fries for me and potatoes for my hubby! Just perfectly done and served. To top it off we shared a great piece of chocolate cake! Just... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We tried this restaurant for an evening meal after noticing how busy it was the previous evening as well as a recommendation. It's located on the main drag (Charles Darwin Avenue) amongst a load of other restaurants and souvenir shops. Service was friendly, if slightly slow (though being a Saturday night they were pretty busy). Food was reasonably priced with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The best food in Puerto Ayora. The fish was so fresh and fantastic. Try everything! The ceviche, the tuna...all was fabulous, but make a reservation for dinner!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We celebrated the birthday of one of the members of our traveling team. Made a reservation earlier in the day, and requested an upstairs table with in the front. When we arrived, there was a huge party in our area (35-40 people). Despite having such a large party, we were served promptly and without issue. Good food, nice wine list.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: South American, Ecuadorean

Description

"La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best fish, seafood, vegetables and meets, bought from producers in Galapagos. This restaurant employs in its majority only local worker, properly trained for producing dishes under the high standards of hygiene and quality. Furthermore it is a leader in application of environmental best practices, which help the sustainability and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The Restaurant "La Garrapata" pleases to attend you and we hope that our service will be of your complete satisfaction.

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