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Charles Binford (2 blocks from the dock), Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's like a street food joint....with a small kitchen and most of the seating outdoors. It's a couple of blocks inland (off the main street where most of the "nicer" restaurants are). The food is excellent, fresh and cheap. ($15 for a pair of lobster tails).
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's lobster season and I had to try the tipical dish, The service was good but the lobster had been prepared earlier and was a bit tough, could do better.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

One of the best lobsters I have had! Encocado is the word in this place. Encocado de langosta for $17 I paid. Ask for a beer. Try club verde which is a local brand. It is not a nice place since you are pretty much eating o a closed street but I had the same feeling in Little Italy New... More 

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Lima, Peru
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good encocado, totally different environment, crowdy.... A really good local experience... There are no personal beers which turned out to be perfect.... Personal is really friendly and "el negro" is a really nice person

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Managua, Nicaragua
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

everyone raved about Williams... so we had to go. it was good but didn't blow me away. I would recommend the shrimp enconcado over the langostino which i found to be a bit tough (overcooked) and expensive for what you got--which was two smallish lobster tails and alot of rice with a little bit but not a generous proportion of... More 

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D.C.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Puerto Ayora has a street filled with semi-permanent buildings for food vendors, and dining tables are set up in the pedestrian-only street at night. This is one of the vendors, and it was packed with Westerners, but I don’t know why. It was ok. A better place, is called Sol y Mar, is 2 vendors or so up the street... More 

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Puerto Ayora
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Living in Puerto Ayora, Williams is one of the few restaurants that I continue to go back to time and again, and Im never disappointed! The atmosphere of the kioskos street adds to the truly authentic experience of eating at Williams. William specializes in encocado, which is a buttery coconut sauce, and you can get it with fish, shrimp, and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ate there twice, and the food was excellent. They make different kinds of Encocado (ecuadorian dishes cooked with coconut). The mixed encocado with shrimp, fish and lobster is the best! They are also really fast, and have your dish ready within 10min. In spite that it is a street market restaurant, they had some of the best food we've... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was one of the best meals I've had in Puerto Ayora. In fact, it was so good I came back the next night and ordered the same thing (lengua guisado, an ox tongue stew) with rice and menestra (bean stew). Friends had the shrimp and lobster in coconut sauce and liked them a lot. Drinks were cold and everything... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Loved eating here. The staff was super charming, and they are super accommodating to non-spanish speakers. Plus, the menu is painted on the wall so there really is no room for confusion. We had eaten on the main street for double the price earlier on the trip, and we went here on our last night. If only we went sooner!... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We were brought here only after we befriended a couple of locals, and we are so glad we did. Reasonably priced and by far the best meals we had on the island. Cooked to authentic perfection! We never went elsewhere for dinner after here! A MUST try!

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Address: Charles Binford (2 blocks from the dock), Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Cuisine: Seafood

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