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Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I ate here almost 3 times a day and a few times in a week, because it was so cheap. The foods were delicious and there were a lot of options. Local eats here so you know this is a good place to eat. Lunch which typically includes rice and choice of meat (beef, chicken, fish) salad, and soup for... More 

Thank Lauratheexplora
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Small portion. Tuna was not fresh. Tasted dry & fishy. A mound of rice and 2 slices of overlooked dry plantain. Horrible. $10. Save yourself the time & money. I just finished dinner and I'm still hungry. Yuck.

Thank TrainHardWinEasy
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We chose Kiosko de Renato's mainly because when we arrived in the section of the street where all the kiosks operate it was one of the more popular restaurants, and KF William was closed. We ordered spaghetti with shrimps and a whole grilled fish. My partner's spaghetti arrived after about 40 minutes; no sign of my fish, except the one... More 

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Webster, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Many restaurants on the street that gets closed down and tables filled in the street. Lots of fresh seafood. I had shrimp/rice dish that was huge and also the best rice I have had in Ecuador. It is probably not the cleanest restaurant area to eat, so if you are a germaphobe you may want to go somewhere else. It... More 

Thank Bobwis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is a great choice for dinner. At night, they bring all of the tables out into the street and let you choose your own fish/lobster before they cook it. We really enjoyed the experience, and the food was some of the best we had in the area. Can't miss!

Thank AlyssaBell13
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Not fresh, frozen sea food and bad taste. I am Ecuadorean and I can tell. I guess all the good reviews are from foreigners that have no idea what good food from Ecuador is like. Not recommended!

Thank Patricio C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Renato's is one of a dozen or so small food "kiosks" that expand each evening to fill the center of the street with tables for dining. It is casual, a little loud, and very competitive - a true Puerto Ayora experience. Prices are moderate and the food is quite good, so you will see locals, tourists, and cruise passengers all... More 

Thank ROCtraveler30
Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The lobster and fish were delicious... The atmosphere was chaotic but fun. Not luxury, but an amazing cultural experience that you must try when you come to Puerto Ayora.

Thank bfranks1698
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Renato's is probably the most popular kiosko in Baltra. Their fish is very good although a few dollars more expensive. I would like to note that after trying several kiosks on that street (all of them offer similar dishes at similar prices) the one next door was much better than Renato's (the one selling tacos - obviously do not go... More 

Thank rbravo
Pozzuolo del Friuli, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was difficult to choose among the variuous restaurants in that street. At Renato's the service was really poor but our arros con langosta and langosta a la planca were excellent!

Thank Paola_Imizael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford. It's a street that comes alive at night with many little restaurants grilling various different types of food. Renato is actually the man at the grill and owner, a great fellow at that. This is definetly good food at a reasonable price. You can get a meal anywhere from $5.00 to a full lobster (when in season) for $25.00. Just visited there in mid October 2011. I believe the street is also referred to as the Kiosko. We also ate at some other restaurants in Puerto Ayora, but this one had a real adventurous and local feel.

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