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La Garrapata

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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were quite pleased with this restaurant. The seafood was very fresh and the service very friendly. A varied menu with items I haven't seen elsewhere in Puerto Ayora. Try the polpo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family had steak and Tuna both delicious! staff so friendly and spoke English for us. Great spot for watching action in town.

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Thank debbietso
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Garrapata was recommended to us by a local friend as the best. They did not disappoint. Al fresco dining with good food and the best beer selection we found in our four day stay on land.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it was a "good" restaurant. I wouldn't say great and more wished someone had told us about Calle de Kiosks. In the evening a street, a few blocks off the main street, turns into one long restaurant table and fresh seafood is cooked to order from a dozen or so smaller restaurants. Look up a review of KF William... More 

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Thank DANIEL S
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is tasty, I ordered a sea food BBQ, its was good quality however it was way to expensive, the portion was too small it only includes 4 prawns 1 piece of squid 1 piece of fish, I was very disappointed with as it cost me 28 dollars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant evening at La Garrapata. We started with the potato soup which was really delicious. I had the fish ceviche which was good and a very generous portion. My SO had the garlic seafood which was also good. I found the prices really reasonable for Puerto Ayora, so am not sure what is driving the number... More 

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Thank TRWCalgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited several nights over a four week, study abroad trip. The service was fantastic and the people were nice and very friendly. The food was outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were on a study abroad trip for 4 weeks and we ate at this restaurant for a couple of times. Their Quinoa with vegetables is very tasty. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. they also gave us free dessert since we visited their restaurant for a couple of times. definitely a very good place to eat.

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Thank Girija S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went here our first day. Food was overall good. Fish slightly over cooked for some. Everything was very fresh including the salads. Pleasant service

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Langley City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We tried many places in Puerto Ayora, all were pretty good. La G was average. Food was average, service was average. The dirt floors interesting. Good place for people watching though and below average drink prices. Not a bad place, but I don't think it's #2 in Santa Cruz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Seafood, Ecuadorean, South American, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264
Description
"La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best fish, seafood, vegetables and meets, bought from producers in Galapagos. This restaurant employs in its majority only local worker, properly trained for producing dishes under the high standards of hygiene and quality. Furthermore it is a leader in application of environmental best practices, which help the sustainability and conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
The Restaurant "La Garrapata" pleases to attend you and we hope that our service will be of your complete satisfaction.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?