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La Garrapata

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$$ - $$$
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on our last evening in the Galápagos, after having had such a high standard of food in Isabela, we were left feeling disappointed- especially given the hype of this restaurant. The starter was average - do not order garlic bread. The mixed seafood barbecue was tasty, however, the steak was completely tasteless. Despite the waiter enquiringly if everything... More 

Thank Lauren H
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our visit. The tuna was delicious and very good service. Recommended. Good location.

Thank elisevitty
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ceviche and the mojitos are delicious, free wifi and super friendly staff. The restaurant is a bit pricier but we didn't mind it at all for great food.

Thank Karla O
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a very nice restaurant on the main drag in Puerto Ayora. We went for lunch. Nice menu, local seafood, local fare. All very good.

Thank Bill E
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I think thiis one of those places that is trying to do too much wth the menu, so it's not doing anything fabulously well. This seems to be true of many restaurants in Puerto Ayora. There will be a few things on the menu they do well, and a lot of other stuff thrown in there to cater to the... More 

Thank jls_drl
Munich, Germany
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I don't understand why this place is number one for Puerto Ayora. We were there in early september and some restaurants were closed for refurbishing or closed at all. La Garrapata seemed to be a good solution. the place looks nice, the menu is standard fare. if well prepared it might be good but I didn't want to finish my... More 

Thank SushiWorldGuide
San Jose, California
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196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

La Garrapata is near the end of the main street, on the ocean side. The black rock floor makes it somewhat stand out among the other restaurants. They serve authentic Ecuadorian food and also spaghetti, burgers, salad and sandwiches. The service was very good service. Tax and gratuity is included on the bill. Be sure to check for that.

Thank tinaNtravel
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Our dinners (fresh tuna) were so good we went back the following night! Our server Oswaldo was excellent! The drinks were great! Fantastic service! Delicious food! Great value!

Thank Susie P
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice food, service.minded people. Sometimes can be very busy, so make a reservation to be sure. Try the ceviche, it is really good.

Thank christosDk
Nowra, Australia
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272 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

nice ambiance. staff are really friendly and the food is really good. right in the centre of town and good choices on the menu

Thank dave w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264
"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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?