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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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Peruvian, International, Ecuadorean
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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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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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  • 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
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Great alternative to all the greasy food available on the streets. There's a good, free pool table and the view is great

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great alternative to all the greasy food available on the streets. There's a good, free pool table and the view is great

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Like our time here at Dharma. Right on the beach just off the main strip. They had a good happy hour (2 x $7) and served up some really well made mojitos. They have a free pool table to use as well--not in that great of shape but it was a nice change of pace from the regular scene. They... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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