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All reviews salad fish seared tuna pineapple potatoes chicken the owner ocean view across the street first night wonderful food great drinks watch the sunset during our stay marlene galapagos island
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Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

We stopped by the Booby Trap on our way to the beach. We met the owner Marlena. She was really warm and nice and had just reopened after being closed for many months due to the pandemic. We told her what we wanted and scheduled...our full dinner for the next evening. She cooked up a fabulous seared tuna, baked potato and an incredibly good salad. It was delicious and reasonably priced. We were the only ones at the restaurant as the island is very empty of tourists. We scheduled another dinner 2 days later and asked her to do exactly the same meal we just ate. I can't think of any way she could have made the experience better. We will be multiple repeat customers.More

Date of visit: March 2021
james h, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2021

Thank you for writing this lovely review for my wife, Marlene. I talked to her by phone and she told me about you guys. She is so happy to have met you and to be able to help you with good food, a little advice,...More

Reviewed May 25, 2020

We stumbled upon the Booby Trap during our tip to Isabela in February 2020. It is down the road from the majority of the resturants but it is across the street from the beach and is a wonderful setting to watch the sunset. Additionally, we...were able to see Venus because of the lack of light pollution. The family that runs this resturant and engaging and colourful. The food is very good. When we retrun to Isabela, we most definitely will put the Boody Trap on our list especially for sunset cocktails.More

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2020

Thank you for writing! We might not have a lot of reviews this year. What a world changing event, this virus. That said we have been closed for almost 3 months, but we are looking forward to the loosening of restrictions soon. Let it be...More

Reviewed April 13, 2020

The Booby Trap has everything: amazing food, awesome name, decent prices, great drinks, outstanding service, and the best views of any restaurant on the island. The only downside is we went to the Booby Trap the first night, so we ended up comparing all the...other restaurants to the Booby.More

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

Thank you for your review. You know there are those that come here on their first night and return every other night. I’m just sayin' ........... Then there those that come their first night, then try other places, then come back their last night. And...More

Reviewed March 12, 2020

We all had a reasonably good meal. It was not busy and the server and owner were attentive. My husband and I split a seafood pasta. We asked them to leave out the octopus and they forgot. But other than that, it was good. The...salad was ok. There doesn’t seem to be much lettuce other than iceberg in the Galapagos. I know a lot has to be brought in by boat so rank higher than I might elsewhere. There were no complaints in our group of eight.More

Date of visit: March 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for the Booby Trap! You guys seemed to have a good time and enjoy yourselves. Nice group. Thanks!

Reviewed March 7, 2020

The Booby Trap was a great place to go and have some great cocktails and good food. My twin sister and I celebrated our birthday here. They were so welcoming. Check them out, it won’t disappoint.

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

What a pleasure having you! I just love fun people. The only thing better than fun people is fun people on vacation! On their birthdays! ;)) Thank you so much writing and "letting the world know!"

Reviewed February 20, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and sunset views when we dined at Booby Trap. James and Marlene are great hosts and helped make our girls' trip birthday a fun and memorable one! I loved the seafood pasta, Marlene's pineapple and coconut pie, and currently my...mouth is watering just thinking of it all. If I had any regrets at all, it was not going back for more...too bad I couldn't bring a to-go box back to Texas! Also loved visiting with James about our excursions, because he was previously a dive guide. He was able to identify some fish we had seen while snorkeling, just by my descriptions. Check out Marlene's boutique there, too! Great time! Jana G.More

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you, Jana! We enjoyed you two every minute you were here! We had a chuckle together, no? And, let me just tell you that it is so nice to be appreciated! We work hard so you can have a great experience, and when we...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing Booby Trap experience! So much so that we went back the next night. We were celebrating birthdays and the owners, James and Marlene made it a very special occasion for us! We made a reservation the first night and we...were welcomed with a sweet Happy Birthday sign at the entrance. It wasn’t crowded either night so reservations weren’t really required during the time that we were there, however we emailed James in advance just in case. The food was DELICIOUS both nights! We watched the gorgeous sunset from our table. Everything was perfect! We enjoyed getting to know James and Marlene. We now have forever Galapagos friends! Thank you so much for making our vacation so special!More

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Well for whatever it’s worth, you guys are welcome anytime! When you're happy, we're happy! Thank you for "Telling the World" on TripAdvisor.!

Reviewed February 16, 2020

We recently visited from NY and were so happy we found Booby Trap! All the food we had was extremely fresh and perfectly cooked, we ended up going back on our last night to try some more dishes! The owner and staff were super friendly,...we thoroughly enjoyed speaking with them! Can’t wait to plan a trip back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

It was great to have you! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your "Booby Trap Experience!"

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Visited booby trap in the rainy season, so it might have been the reason why the restaurants windows were covered with plastic. However it made the place look a bit odd. Also the atmosphere was kind of old fashioned. The food was ok, but nothing...special. My husband took a booby trap special cocktail and could not finish it because it was so strong.More

Date of visit: January 2020
94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2020

Well thank you for writing. The weather here is a little tricky sometimes and we even get an almost horizontal rain. One of the downsides to a totally open concept is in bad weather, we still have still have a totally open concept. Hence the...More

Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Great place for a sunset drink and if hungry follow it with dinner. The Tuna here is fabulous. I don’t see it in their menu on this app but they have a much bigger one now.More

Date of visit: January 2020
james h, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Thank you for letting the world know!! Glad you enjoyed the tuna, but we have several really good entrees. There is nothing bad on the menu. Summer is coming and so are the sunsets! If you can relax, this is the place to do it....More

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February 13, 2018|
Response from james h | Property representative |
Rosa, when I saw your email yesterday, I tried several times to respond, but the internet was so bad that I couldn't respond. I tried. Hopefully you came and enjoyed our great food and hospitality. If not, come tonight... More
February 13, 2018|
Response from tsheehan63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there When we were there last month they did take reservations and only accepted cash.
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Response from james h | Property representative |
Great advise from a fellow traveler! I found her email before I saw this, and will host them on April 7th! Thank you for your advise and the recommendation!
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    • Food: 4.5
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    • Value: 4.5
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