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La Garrapata

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Nowra, Australia
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank dave w
County Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our first night and then returned because it was great (and there was a 2 for 1 offer on mojitos!) The fish is so very good, but the steak was great too. The atmosphere is lovely. The waiter was very helpful and was very willing to advise us as to our food choices. Great juice too.... More 

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Thank Penny W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice patio atmosphere, normally full of customers but service keeps up. Food is a notch above the regular island fare and vegetarians can find a couple of options.

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Thank Sergio E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite restaurant in Puerto Ayora (along with Lo y Lo). The food is top notch and the service is great. Although it is slightly above average in terms of the price, it is worth to pay 2-3 dollars more for gourmet food and healthy portions. Diego (I think), our waiter, was super friendly and helpful.

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Thank MK-worldwide
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ended up here on a recommendation form some friends who said it was excellent. They were right. Superb tuna in sesame seeds, cooked to perfection. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in town and should be on everyones list to visit

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Thank Will0ldham
Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered shrimp, fish and a tuna fillet with a sesame seed crust. It was all excellent. The service was great. They take credit cards (which is somewhat unusual in Puerto Ayora).

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good meal. Pricey compared to rest of Ecuador. The waiter was efficient but did forget one drink. The seafood was terrific. Ambience was good even early in the morning. Went with very young baby and it was very good.

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Thank adrian v
Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner several time there during our stay at Santa Cruz island and every time it was a fest. Pity for the location, if it would have been on the sea side it would have been perfect

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isnt the best restaurant in Puerto Ayora as the local high street food is more plentiful and affordable. V pleasant and really friendly staff but in terms of food,drink and atmosphere table town is much better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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Thank Mark P

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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
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?