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El Chocolate Galapagos

Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“rice” (6 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Ecuadorean
$$ - $$$
Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

This restaurant was my included dinner 2 twice and lunch once, during my 8-day Galapagos stay. Nothing fancy and service was impersonal, but the meals were good and the drinks (only thing I had to pay for) were reasonable. I had two meal choices (obviously...More

Thank StorkRN1
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable drinks (2 daiquiris for $8), really good pizza and spaghetti carbonara (which my boy said was among the best he’s tasted so what’s not to like. Nice ambience and good for people watching on Ave Charles Darwin in the evening.

Thank 15MW
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Had 2 dishes from here. The fettuccini pasta: came out way to quick and was cold, the Alfredo was just a light heavy cream with no flavor. And we had the beef dish, also came out with in minutes and the meat was cold, the...More

1  Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Yummy chocolate in all different flavors and shapes handmade on the premises. Can even get a lesson or demonstration in chocolate making.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Saw fresh lobsters at the fish market and ended up buying one. We enjoyed a 6 pound steamed lobster with rice and veggies. Garlic and veggie sauced lobster was yummy. Mixed ceviche was also good. Rice was not my taste. Do not expect great service....More

Thank Bilge A
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Right across from the fish market. Sign outside says "buy your lobster or fish and we'll cook it". Thought that would be a fun experience and came away with a pricy dinner that tasted awful. Lobster was over steamed to make it tough to chew....More

Thank GHamp23
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Family of three for dinner. Arranged through an organized tour. Nice reception to standard Puerto Ayora dining room. Was offered chicken or fish with lack luster service. Chicken was average but tuna was bathed in a very salty sauce and overcooked. Other meals had soup...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We had no place to go and stumbled upon this cheap restaurant with very few hopes to dine fine and quickly. Turned out to be one of the best meals of the trip — and quite inexpensive as well!

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed June 22, 2017

. We ate here for lunch and supper during an organized tour. The cost of our meals were included in the tour so I cannot comment on the cost. The pre-arranged menu offered us either fish, chicken or pasta. Each lunch meal included soup, a...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is more focused on the huge tour groups that come through its doors. We had to get up and find a staff member to first get menus, then to order and 30min later to ask where our food was. Food wasn't anything special...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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 salads
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