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Booby Trap

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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$6 - $30
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American, Southwestern, Ecuadorean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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94jamesh, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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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
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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

Reviewed January 20, 2020

Our family of 4 ate here over Christmas break and we were all very pleased with our food and specialty drinks. The best part of the night though was visiting with the owner and hearing about his adventure to open this place. We hope to...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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james h, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

My wife and I have worked very hard to make her dream of re-opening her "Booby Trap" come true. It’s been challenging, but also rewarding when people appreciate the good food, nice view, great drinks, and superior service. Thanks to nice people like you, we...More

Reviewed January 18, 2020

Upstairs is a spacious dining area with a complete bar. Not the least expensive place in Puerto Villamil but a good choice if alcohol is on your list.

Date of visit: December 2019
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james h, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Well, thank you for writing a review! We're glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed January 15, 2020

We enjoyed our meal and the ambience at Booby Trap. The hostess was very gracious and helpful and honored my friend's request for her vegetable/rice dish to be more vegetables than rice filler. The desserts were delicious. Service was not slow- we had reserved a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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james h, Owner at Booby Trap, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2020

Enjoyed the meal and ambience. Powerful. How clever of you to come early and beat the rush. As tourism grows on Isabela, there are times when every room in town is full and when every restaurant is swamped. But, there are still many slow days...More

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rosiemcn
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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
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rosiemcn
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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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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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