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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: 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place we ate in Santa Cruz

We tried a few of the restraints that were rated highly on trip advisor. This was by the far the best. Great fresh and well cooked food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We tried a few of the restraints that were rated highly on trip advisor. This was by the far the best. Great fresh and well cooked food.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we had a delightful time in this restaurant! the food was beyond incredible! the food had an outstanding flavor in all its sauces, the seafood was fresh and had an exquisite taste! the service was great, everyone was very friendly and they gave you good portion sizes. you must go!

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Surrey, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Food was decent but pricey which is expected of a touristy place. Good portion sizes. We went for dinner and the place was packed. So service was a bit slow but acceptable.

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Chile
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited here twice - they take credit cards- I was delighted both times as were the rest of my family. The desserts are homemade - the maracuya pie was delicious as was 'torta de chocolate'. My favourite was 'atún a la pimienta'. My husband and one of my children had steak which they said was good. My youngest the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a lovely meal in this restaurant, we both had fish me grilled and my wife steamed both were really nice with good veg. Service was good compared to most places here with friendly staff.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My mom and I went here twice while in the Galapagos, partially because we quickly needed WiFi, but the food was always good and the service was great! I had two pasta dishes that were really good. And we both tried the apple pie which was awesome. The place had a great atmosphere and is located off the main road... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Seafood dish with rice is what I ordered and nicely arranged received. Good red house wine but overall rather expensive.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate at La Garrapata restaurant in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, during our visit to the Galapagos. The grilled wahoo with homemade BBQ sauce was cooked perfectly, firm but succulent, with a heady smoked flavor from the open-fire grill. A local picanté sauce accompanied the crunchy cole slaw and fried potatoes. We finished with a moist chocolate cake and... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We fell into here by accident because the restaurant we were initially seated in didn't have several items listed in the menu. It was so good that we returned a second time two nights later. Unfortunately, my mind is a blur of restaurants and hotels since returning home, so I can't recall exactly what I ate (I think it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved this outdoor restaurant! Great food and people! So enjoyed meeting Diego and Paola who work there. They took great care of us! We had a bday dinner there with our fellow Galapagos cruise friends and Diego surprised us by decorating the table. Fun place to hang out and people watch.

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?