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Cafe del Mar

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Av. Charles Darwin | across from the World Wildlife Fund offices, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This place has bad reviews but we still wanted to give it a shot. The food was really good in comparison to other restaurants we've visited in the island. Service was great and the overall atmosphere was really cool. Enjoy.

Thank David V
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place was very close to our hotel, so we wanted to give it a shot. We had a large group of 15 people and at first we were the only ones in there. The service was a little slow, took about 45 minutes to get our drinks and another 45 for food. The food was very good, but the... More 

Thank Kimberly E
San Marino, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I would have listened when the waitress recommended the steak, but I don't eat meat so ordered the grilled fish. What a mistake! The fish was dry and had the definite taste of the lighter fluid from the grill. I tried eating from the opposite end, but it was no better. I should have sent it right back, but thought... More 

Thank Thomas H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner, we had grilled fish. The fish was small dry and salty. Definitely not worth 14$.The shrimp was ok but not more. Better check other places.

Thank Talia G
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Cafe del Mar is own by local people and get sea food from local fishermen only two blocks away! You can't beat that. It can get any fresher than that. Fresh grilled red lobster when in season the best! Owner Hans and his dad are always very welcoming happy people. I always enjoy eating there and will go back again.

Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

This meal was included on our tour, and consisted of a buffet with salad, the usual white rice, and extremely overcooked pork. The meat was very tough, and mostly bone. In an attempt to relieve the low spirits occasioned by the meal, we tried to order a couple of cocktails listed on the menu. We were told that they were... More 

Thank molemaven
Burlington, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

The food was seasoned wonderfully but a bit on the expensive side. Dinner ran the four of us about $75 USD without drinks. The quantity was sufficient but the plates weren't large enough for two people to share. Service nice, bathrooms clean and atmosphere ok.

Thank angie b
Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had a blended mix of mango, papaya and pineapple at this place. So refreshing and inexpensive and it also offers free wifi which is fun if you want to log into Facebook.

Thank Democraticvu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The seafood dishes from the grill are very good here and come with a lot of salad. Wine is very expensive compared with other restaurants. Service is very friendly and fast.

Thank RoeschuK
Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

At first we were hesitant to dine in this place, given it was completely empty at 7 PM. We didn't read previous TA reviews at that time so we didn't know it was highly rated. The octopus is to die for. We literally ordered grilled octopus every single meal and restaurant we've dined in Galapagos and hands down - this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin | across from the World Wildlife Fund offices, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Possibly the best seafood restaurant in 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?