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Charles Binford (2 blocks from the dock), Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: It's like a street food joint....with a small kitchen and most of the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ate here twice during our stay in Puerto Ayora. It is more of a typical local restaurant. The seating is outdoors and the kitchen is open to the street. Charles Binford street is closed to vehicles after 5pm and most of the seating is on the road. There are several other adjacent restaurants that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice during our stay in Puerto Ayora. It is more of a typical local restaurant. The seating is outdoors and the kitchen is open to the street. Charles Binford street is closed to vehicles after 5pm and most of the seating is on the road. There are several other adjacent restaurants that operate in the same fashion. I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Do not worry that this is a food stand...it is delicious! My family ate there twice and ordered the exact same thing both times because it was so delicious. It was a trio of seafood (fish, shrimp and lobster) with a tantalizing coconut sauce. I highly recommend this place.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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77 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An interesting experience to mingle with the locals and try some local dishes in a totally unpretentious setting. Langoustines were in season so we had a grilled one and a fish in coconut sauce. Both were good, generous and good value. However, we were getting tired of the monotony of rice and plantains so we didn't come back.

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Columbia, Missouri
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163 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Several people had recommended this kiosk restaurant to us, so perhaps we went in with exaggerated expectations. The evening kiosk scene on Binford Street is certainly something to experience, with 20 or so kiosks serving various grilled dishes to patrons sitting at tables set in the middle of the closed street. We ordered the mixed platter for two, which is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When we arrived, the folks at the table next to ours highly recommended the coconut shrimp. I was not disappointed. The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere (outdoor dining under the stars) was also great. Highly recommended!

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Quito, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very good food at a good value! We enjoyed sitting under the tent the owners had set up during a very rainy evening, and eating our coconut shrimp, rice, salad, and beans. Super tasty dinner that didn't break the bank for four people.

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Mason, Ohio
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19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our local guide recommended Williams to us and we were glad we found time to visit this during our packed itinerary. The coconut sauce is divine you just want to drink it. The shrimp was cooked to perfection. Food arrived to the table in less than 5 minutes. We would come back for the ambience and hang out here with... More 

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Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The lobster on coconut sauce was so good and the service was fantastic!! Our waiter was really phenomenal. thank you

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Sterling, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate on that block several times with different vendors. William is one of the smaller ones but the food was great. We had the fish in coconut sauce and carne a dada, both are delicious though I personally prefer the carne asada more. The service is extremely slow but that's not uncommon there. Many locals are there so we... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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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