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“Our favorite spot to eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IslaGrill

IslaGrill
Charles Darwin Avenue, opposite to the pacific bank, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 524-461
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Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Argentinean, Pizza, Ecuadorean
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Our favorite spot to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent vacation and would have eaten there more but they were closed on Mondays . Great service and great food- I had the tuna ( Darwin - on the menu) rare and it was so good , husband had the tuna withe pineapple sauce and raved about it as well -all the great tropical drinks were perfect for vacation and the pizza is grilled after it's baked making it even better!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fav restaurant in the archipelago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a lot of nice meals during our Galapagos trip (which came as a bit of a surprise to me!), but this place wins. We ate here twice and it would have been 3 times if we had been able to get a table -- we really wanted to spend our last evening here.
One night we had the Mixed Grill and it was amazing. My husband was craving steak, but I really thought it would be overcooked and tough, so we ordered it rare. Rare it was and perfectly juicy and tender. It came with pork chops, chicken and chorizo -- all fabulous.
And if you've just spent a week on a boat with bland western food, one of their hot, homemade pizzas hits the spot like nothing else can.
We'll be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hampton, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“yummy grill platter!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The restaurant was busy the night we met (we were still able to be seated promptly). The servers were very nice and we got the mixed grill "surf and turf." All the meat was cooked to perfection and there was a good variety of it. The price was right. Worth a stop for dinner!

Visited December 2013
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TX, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday just after they opened. Previous evening they were jammed full, so happy we had any table we desired. Food was excellent and service was very attentive. Ordered the eggplant mozzarella appetizer, chorizo "hamburger" and the Carmen pizza- all delicious. As for service, I have been in this town for not very long, but learning that great restaurant service is not the norm. Prices are good here also. So I love trying new places, but may have to return at least once before I leave the Galapagos!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, decent price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We had the kebabs with salad (listed as an appetizer but plenty enough for a meal) and the veggie platter. The potato with gruyere as a side was very yummy. Service was good, good location, decent price.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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