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Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food very homey. Large portions. Could deal with vegan menu's as well such as rice risotto. Would go back.

Thank Sergio E
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

As part of our tour package we ate lunch and dinner here every day. The food was decent and you can upgrade your meal if needed. Most of the beef was tough/

Thank Lawrence R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This was the host restaurant if our tour. Excellent food with local flavor. Service is acceptable. But after having ate here for eight meals or so, you will want a change.

Thank Jordan Patrick P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A reasonable breakfast but I'm sure there are better places. Had the America without the meat. Coffee is ok. Watching the action accross the road when the fishermen return passes the time.

Thank Kim B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant as part of a tour package...loved the variety of choices or whatever they served from fish soup to their grilled fish....loved their juices.....

Thank pao_otr
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The food was cold, the owner was very rude and unfair. I went with my sisters and friends. We ordered Lobster and we were given different prices each time. When we brought up the inconsistency the owner gave us a bad attitude and over charged us. We asked for butter and we waited over 30 minutes because they needed to... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We had intended to eat at the fish market over the road, but were too late (9 pm)! This place seemed almost as good though. We had the lobster - 2 between 4, $25 for each lobster. It was served with veg, rice and chips and was delicious. Service was very friendly. When we arrived we were really hungry and... More 

Thank Thelastdodo2
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We got this restaurant because it came with out tour package. We found a bug in our pasta and when we told the owner (a woman) She was VERY rude. I was so disappointed that on vacation my family and I were treated so poorly. I come to the Galapagos often and will never return to this restaurant.

1 Thank Grace C
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The package we purchased included meals at this restaurant. It was nice, the food was good. It's a very simple rustic type of place

Thank FrustratedWolff
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I had lunch there on our first day in Puerto Ayora. It was late around 1:00pm, we looked around other restaurants and because of the menu we decided to try it; it seems to us the menu was more ecuadorian than international food. My husband had a fish tuna and he said it was tasty ( he... More 

Thank AnnaO29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands
Lonely Planet review for El Chocolate GalápagosThis café across from the bank is an excellent place for people watching. Besides coffee, fruit drinks and chocolate cake, there's an extensive menu with everything from sandwiches and burgers to ceviches and saladsRead more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-galapagos-islands/puerto-ayora/restaurants/cafe/el-chocolate-galapagos#ixzz1rWk0mMN1

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?