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La Garrapata

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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal on the island

This place had the best food in town. Friendly service, great atmosphere. Enjoy watching people walk by while dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place had the best food in town. Friendly service, great atmosphere. Enjoy watching people walk by while dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very cosy and relaxed restaurant with great local food and friendly service. They serve delicious fresh fruit juices as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am not entirely sure why people visit this place. The food is overpriced. The service is average. The food is not authentic and is not seasoned. I had the grilled chicken and rice and beans. Then I had to had a different fish because this was a kids size meal. My wife had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is very god!!! The cuisine is gourmet and very well presented. We were a family of four and every plate was delicious!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

La Garrapata perhaps is one of the finest restaurants in the downtown area of Puerto Ayora. Not only the food is very good, but the attention and friendliness of the staff is very nice. I ate there several times during my stay and enjoyed it every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had an amazing tuna filet here with teriyaki sauce. One of the best restaurants in Puerto Ayora. Happy hour 2-4-1 cocktails also available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited for dinner one night, and while there were no hiccups, there was nothing in particular that stood out to me. Lots of folks there watching football on the tvs; the setting was a bit more casual than I initially expected. Food was fine and service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We are here last night, several of us ordered the tuna, which was mouthwateringly tender and delicious, cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and they accommodated for gluten free. Definitely recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I choice this place bc of the reviews and we're not disappointed. I ordered shrimp and she ordered the tuna which we both agreed was very delicious. The server was super friendly and as an added bonus the wifi was fast. Great dinner in a good location of town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We loved the local dishes here. The fish with vegetables Ecuadorian style was really unique and very tasty. Oswaldo was our waiter both times we went and he was really great; fun to talk to and had fun local suggestions on fun places to visit on Santa Cruz island.

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Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Average Prices: USD $10 to $50
Cuisine: Ecuadorean

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: 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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