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Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions for a decent price. We should have split the fried rice on an empty stomach. The food was good, and came out reasonable fast. A little odd to serve ketchup with fried rice if you ask me, but all good!

Thank Jordan W
Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this place for a quick meal before leaving the island. The burger was delicious and only cost 4$. Very friendly local people.

Thank oliver_perren
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place walking back from the research center. We ordered their 5$ burgers that comes with fries. The burgers aren't huge with massive amounts of toppings but they are only 5$. The mango shake was great as well.

Thank CanaMum2
Melbourne, Australia
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

This is more like a family run business. Service is extremely slow, took about 1hr. I orders a garlic shrimp dish, there was hardly any garlic in it, honestly I couldn't taste any at all. It was covered in an oily dressing. I asked for streamed veggies with it, unfortunately it was over cooked and full of salt. Shrimps were... More 

Thank Ash H
Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

On the corner adjacent to Il Giardino is a popular, unpretentious local cafe serving daily almuerzos, fast food, and fresh juices and batidos. Excellent value, reasonable food, and courteous service.

Thank global3adventure
Columbia, Missouri
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376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

… but this was the worst breakfast we had on the Galapagos. We'd just gotten off the morning ferry from Isabella and didn't have many options open for breakfast. The Tropic Bird was open, but lists only one breakfast option, the "continental" … large crescent roll, tasteless local cheese, small scrambled egg, and Nescafe. The mediocrity of the food was... More 

Thank LMOverby
Chichester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Stopped into this corner local restaurant for the popular $4 set lunch. We have tried many set lunches in South America while Travelling the last 3 months and this was quite good- amazing fish soup, tropical juice and a shrimp curry (coconut sauce) with rice and beetroot salad. Friendly service and quick! Worth a stop- just look for the locals... More 

2 Thank JessBeavon
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I heard about this little gem via trip advisor so we tried it for lunch one day. We had the set lunch which was delicious fish soup and vegetables followed by your choice of main (beef or prawns). My sister had the prawns served in a light curry sauce with rice and salad. I had the need served in a... More 

1 Thank Kirsty B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Ate here for lunch. Noticed locals eating soup that was not on the menu. I asked for it and received a delicious local style of soup (chicken broth, corn, potatoes, beef, carrots) which included a drink for $3USD. Absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it.

2 Thank dhm_DC
SF, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a good lunch here in this nicely decorated small place. We tried their mixed seafood rice dish and found the portion size to be enough for two persons. The service was quick and attentive. Also appreciated that we did not have to wait for the check.

Thank seafare74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora

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