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La Garrapata

Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
05 252 6264
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Ranked #7 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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Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice place with one side open to the street. Good food, what I liked the most was the fresh and crispy vegetables, it's the best vegetables I have had in Peru/Ecuador!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Dined here twice during our stay and really enjoyed the food and service, nice outdoor dining area and ambience - delicious!

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ate there twice and were not disappointed. The food is good, and the seafood particularly. Even the desserts are tasty, a feat in Ecuador, apparently. Service is relaxed and smiling.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

With its lava rock floors street front location, wonderful food and fabulous cocktails this place is a must for visitors. It is not cheap but our langoustine and the tuna dishes were sensational. We arrived for cocktail half price hour and drinks were great-too great perhaps! Service a bit slow but they were busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I just finished a 10 day stay in Puerto Ayora, and we ate dinner at La Garrapata for 9 of those nights. We would have eaten there for 10 dinners, except for the fact that it was closed on Sundays and we were very sad that night because we had dinner at Cafe del Mar that night... More

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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
26 helpful votes 26 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 restaurant reviews
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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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