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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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Peruvian, International, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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 restaurant right on the beach

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Arden, NC
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  • Scenic view
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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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Arden, NC
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed in Montanita for five days and ate here every day! The location is perfect, right on the beach. Delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and at reasonable prices - our favourite was the $5.50 breakfast which was fruit, granola, yoghurt, croissant, omelette, tea/coffee and juice - bargain!

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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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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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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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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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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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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 to 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, International, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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