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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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Ecuadorean, Peruvian, International
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100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
0939600426
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Peruvian chef gets it right everytime

We ate at the restuarant while staying in the hotel. We tried other places but found the convinence and predictability to be something we appreciated. We tried many different dishes and we're not disappointed. Drinks were tasty but rather light on the alcohol.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
BandSMinn
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ate at the restuarant while staying in the hotel. We tried other places but found the convinence and predictability to be something we appreciated. We tried many different dishes and we're not disappointed. Drinks were tasty but rather light on the alcohol.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Start with the ambience… Chairs right on the beach. Fantastic location, it would be hard to beat. Waiters and waitstaff very kind very pleasant very slow. No problem… We're on vacation. The food was fantastic. It was fresh. It was cooked to order. It was brought to my table. It was served to me. And it was cheap!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

the food was not bad, attention was not bad, very nice beach, but very few people and prices a little high for something that does not come standard.

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Brandon, Manitoba
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

They have a hostel behind the hotel which is away from the partiers, able to use pool, great staff. Food was excellent for snacks and breakfast as well.

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Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Best bloody marys in town. A little over priced but worth the trip for lunch or dinner. Service is ok , view on the beach is awesome.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Food was just OK, but table service was really poor. We didn't have a nice experience at the Dharma Restaurant the past week. Food menu is pretentious and one of the only 'foodie' options in town. We ordered a tiradito and the mushroom ceviche (veggie), we didn't like any of the dishes (that's on us, as it was our choice).... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Upscale on the Montanita scale. Better liquors than the other identical places (had a Grey Goose martini). Right on the beach with club-style seating. Plus foosball! Different ceviche than others in town, including Peruvian.

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ir's actually in Montanita, not PL. Good food and Dharma is a sweetheart, but it's in a tourist town and you will pay tourist prices.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been to Dharma Beach a couple of times. The view is outstanding. Food is good, drinks can be expensive, and the service is often slow.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is wonderful place with great view. Enjoy the sunset there! Food is delicious, great breakfasts. Try cheese soup, will never regret!

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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: Ecuadorean, Peruvian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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