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La Garrapata

Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
05 252 6264
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Ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was one of three restaurants recommended by our friends hotel reception. Good location on the Main Street. Well received by the staff, who were very attentive throughout the meal. Between us we choose fish and meat dishes and all of us were pleased with the food. Would certainly recommend and on passing on a subsequent evening noticed that patrons... More

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Lima, Peru
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I tried the quinua salad and the patacones... They were both good... The place is nice and personal is friendly

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Del Rio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We found out why the name means "tick" we could not stop eating the delicious food! The waiter was very patient with us and explained all our questions.

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Whitecourt, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I ate here and we definitely enjoyed our meals of grilled tuna. The service started out great, until we ordered wine...which they forgot to bring to our table. Once we managed to get our waiters attention again, we ordered the passionfruit pie which was amazing. The restaurant is located on the main street and open air. We... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited with our guide and were very impressed with the seared, sesame tuna which, by the way, is NOT on the menu! Perfectly cooked. The place was pretty busy, so I cannot say that the service was great but we were a party of nine, so it's hard to take care of everyone. The drinks menu was reasonable also... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice cozy restaurant with goed staff. Try the chefs menu. I had great langoustines. The passionfruit pie is delicious (in may its passionfruit season).

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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this spot cuz it looked nice and had some nice spots right on the street to watch life go by. The staff were very friendly. The food was amazing, don't drink the wine tho , yuck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very good restaurant, inexpensive and with a handful of tasty options for vegetarians. Try "patacones con queso" and the tortillas with guacamole and refried beans. Friendly staff!

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very pricey, wasn't super impressed with the food or the quantity. I got the Garlic Shrimp. It was fine, but for a $20 meal (including a normal drink and all the taxes that are added in later), I had expected a little more. No special atmosphere or spectacular service. I enjoyed my $6 meal in another part of town much... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were told it was an original and good. Hesitated going but found our way. Loved the food, drinks, location and wait staff. We had lunch and dinner a couple of times. Great place to people watch too!

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