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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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Peruvian, International, Asian, South American, Ecuadorean
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100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
0939600426
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee and beach view

You can sit by the beach and have a coffee if you're so over cocktails! Very friendly staff, good service! Really nice beach type bamboo seating and atmosphere. Food menu is little overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ash H
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can sit by the beach and have a coffee if you're so over cocktails! Very friendly staff, good service! Really nice beach type bamboo seating and atmosphere. Food menu is little overpriced.

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Thank Ash H
Seattle
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were here on Monday the 28th of December, 2015. Seven of us sat down for dinner. Service was exceptionally slow and unattentive. We were halfway through placing our order when the waiter disappeared for fifteen minutes. When he returned we were told that the restaurant was out of any dish with beef. Fine, fifteen more minutes to review the... More 

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Thank Robin D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My partner and I thought we would take a look at the menu since we were walking by. We ended up coming here a few times for coffee and a snack. It was the best coffee we could find in Montanita (admittedly, we didn't look very hard). It was super relaxing, comfy seating and great for people watching!

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Thank wda333
Lawrenceville
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of five. The menu offers a wide selection of drinks but when you order a "Grey Goose" they told us that they didn't have it, -it was in the menu- then they offered a unknown brand of vidka instead. Same for Tequila. The food was served in nice dishes but took time. The selection of dessert... More 

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Thank rxcaballero
Montanita, Ecuador
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I tried the Vegan Cake and it was delicious, the restaurant also has some Raw Vegan options. I loved it.

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Thank flowingperson
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

they have breakfast included with your stay and if you want to go for more options they have an additional menu with more traditional items.

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Thank Louis S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Service is pretty bad anywhere you go in Ecuador... This place was just the usual bad service and average food at very high pricing. Beautiful location and view, right on the beach. Come for the beach, stay for the beach, leave for the service.

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Thank SamanthaTheSailor
Arden, NC
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Montanita. We ate there several times during our stay and we actually only stayed one night at Dharma, but kept going back to eat. Good food, great staff, nice being right on the beach.

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Thank ottostravelqueen
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant everyday for breakfast on my trip to Montanita. They do a huge breakfast with granola, fruit, croissant and omelette at a very reasonable $5.50 and it's right on the beach! As a vegetarian I found the rest of their menu to be able to cater very well to my needs and would recommend the veggie... More 

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Thank Izzy W
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food menu with something for everyone. Ate there everyday for a week and never got bored. Reasonable prices and able to sit right on the beautiful beach. Will miss the juicy dharma breakfast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Montanita
  • Phone Number: 0939600426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, International, Asian, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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