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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Reviewed December 1, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant serves delicious main dishes on cast iron skillets. My grilled fish was twice the size of any other fish dish I've been served during three weeks in Ecuador (including one week so far in The Galapagos Islands) and it's flavor was the best....My wife had the best rice dish she's tasted in years. It was so large that we shared the leftovers for lunch the next day. The margaritas tied for the best we've had in Puerto Ayora and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

So many great things to say! When you sit down they promptly get you a bowl of popcorn with a hot sauce for dipping (great if you come famished!). It's like a museum and there is more than enough to study and view! The food...was delicious. We went twice that week (the only restaurant we wanted to go back to) and I had the garlic shrimp both times - with a salad and fab plantains. Support the local economy - enjoy a meal here!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021

We enjoyed the actual restaurant. There are a lot of bizarre and interesting items to see while you dine. We thought the food, however, was just average. Large portions, but one of the higher priced meals we had while in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. $16 for...a chicken breast & fries, $17 for shrimp and rice. Also, they charged me $1 for the take away box-I've never had that happen before. All in all, there are much better meals elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 19, 2020

Guess we expected much better for the price. It's an interesting place, but the food was just average.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020

We had lunch at this quaint restaurant; lovely environment, great food, and a very pleasant and helpful owner. We ordered 3 meals for 4 people and were very satisfied. The fish and shrimp plates were extremely good, and the chicken one was also nice. The...staff went out of their way to make us happy.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020

We Stopped here for a bite on our first day in San Cristobal. I am a vegetarian and when I wasn't sure of already provided a few vegetarian options on the menu, they offered to make my vegetable fried rice with a side of eggs....I was very pleased. The dish was great, huge portion size and very tasty. My husband ordered grilled fish and that too was quite decent. The service was great, friendly people.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

The title says it all really! We walked past and the decor drew us in but the food wasn't excellent by any stretch of the imagination.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2019

Fancy food this isn't, but it's a popular place serving big helpings of the whole range of Ecuadorian food - seafood, meat and vegetarian. Service is quick and efficient, the decor (across two packed floors with a view from above into the courtyard below) is...quirky, brash, and flings together objets from every possible area, era and culture and provides conversational material for ages, and the food is fresh, plentiful and pretty good value. Subtlety isn't the name of the game, but you won't leave hungry and for sure you won't be eating there alone!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We had the worst and most expensive empanadas we have had in our 6 weeks travelling in South America...

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Lovely and charming place, like a garden and a museum at the same time. Great seafood option at San Cristóbal Island, the accept only cash. Excellent.

Date of visit: September 2019
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I'm not sure is the water is purified vegetarian I will say yes.
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4