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Red Mangrove Aventura Restaurant

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It didn't have most of what they show in their menu. Food overpriced for its quality. They charge taxes but don't give out invoices. They say they'll send by email and doesn't happen. They told me they changed management a few years ago. That must be why they are not what they used to be. I visited this place back... More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Visited with partner as part of Tour Package with Red Mangrove Lodge + Wifi Recommend: nigiri, ceviche, cheese panko, Oreo milkshake Close to wildlife - area inhabited by sea lions English menus - Poor service Staff cannot understand/speak English Alcoholic drinks overpriced (like everything in Galapagos)

1 Thank Rachelilse
New York City
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213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine, but it’s a far cry from what Japanese cuisine really is. The prices are nearly double that of restaurants outside the hotel and the food quality is low. One night I felt lazy, after a long day out exploring, so I decided to give dinner a try here. I ordered coconut crusted shrimp as... More 

3 Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Davie, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Like most of the other posts The location was awesome, but the service was not the best. The food was average. Make sure to bring bug spray when going to eat, or drink, there.

Thank Matt D
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We stopped in here for a drink about dusk. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the view is great. It took forever to get waited on, then a long time to get our drinks, and the server was clueless. We also had to go find her to pay. We observed another party leave because of no service.

Thank acaulfield
Miami, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The ambience and location of the place is amazing, but the service is awful, the waitress are not trained and do not even know the menu. Every question you make they have to go and and ask for details. It took a very long time to get the food and even the drinks. If you want yo see the Sea... More 

1 Thank Beatrix R
Quito, Ecuador
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely ambiance and outdoor patio setting but food quality and service desperately needs attention ! We recently stayed in their hotel for a week and found that the bulk of the business the restaurant receives is for the " breakfast buffet " which was included with our accommodation. The breakfast buffet was basic, and fundamentally the... More 

4 Thank global3adventure
Madison, Wisconsin
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The entrance to this place builds expectations as it meanders through a dark but perfectly lit, mangrove filled boardwalk. But at the main desk (it's also a small hotel), the 2 people seated there didn't greet me (and i walked out and tried again the next day..same story!), neither did the wait staff in the empty restaurant. I had to... More 

Thank latinojeff
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I sat for almost an hour outside waiting for a waiter to take our order, when we finally did go to order drinks they were out of Coca Cola, so I decided on a Corona, which they were also out of. Then we continued with our food order, we were going to get 3 sushi rolls. The... More 

Thank Mcgovernm
Hamilton, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Went to have sushi for lunch after I had picked up copies of the menu to show to our tour group. When we arrived we were told that they didn't prepare any sushi dishes for lunch. Our meals were very expensive and poor quality.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: 5935932526564

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