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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the most unique looking place in town, a landmark. The restaurant is a bit pricey for budget travelers, qbut probably perfect for those looking for something classy without the "fine cuisine" label attached. Like most places in town smoking is allowed, so if you;re not into smoke, get a seat by the beach where the breeze always blows in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is one of the fanciest restaurants in Montanita, situated by the ocean. We ordered cocktails, then shared an appetizer of nachos with meat and cheese. We ordered fish and seafood encocada (in coconut sauce) and a fried shrimp dish with a bottle of wine. Everything was perfect except for the salt. It was much too salty especially the fries.... More 

Thank SylvanoT
maxiroxy, Manager at Dharma Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback, we really appreciate! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most surreal moments of my life. After a beautiful sunset, we were here for the earthquake, and after the anxiety of it all, the barmaid was incredibly lovely and once we knew there wasn't to be a tsunami, we still got our food and had a great meal despite the exceptional circumstances. Highly recommend and... More 

Thank Alastair C
maxiroxy, Manager at Dharma Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

For all of us was a shoking moment but we carry on, hope see you soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Food was great. People were friendly. They speak English. Our server even gave us mosquito guard one night when he noticed we were being eaten alive. They also take cards. Not cheap though.

Thank Danielle R
Uhlstadt - Kirchhasel, Germany
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We had dinner there. The service took a while until he took the order, but he was very friendly. And after that he was very quick and always checked if everything is ok. We got the fish soup, the Cesar Salad and Broccoli and Mushrooms in Coconut Sauce. Everything was really delicious. As a dessert we had a brownie with... More 

Thank Anja G
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

You can sit by the beach and have a coffee if you're so over cocktails! Very friendly staff, good service! Really nice beach type bamboo seating and atmosphere. Food menu is little overpriced.

Thank Ash H
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208 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were here on Monday the 28th of December, 2015. Seven of us sat down for dinner. Service was exceptionally slow and unattentive. We were halfway through placing our order when the waiter disappeared for fifteen minutes. When he returned we were told that the restaurant was out of any dish with beef. Fine, fifteen more minutes to review the... More 

Thank Robin D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My partner and I thought we would take a look at the menu since we were walking by. We ended up coming here a few times for coffee and a snack. It was the best coffee we could find in Montanita (admittedly, we didn't look very hard). It was super relaxing, comfy seating and great for people watching!

Thank wda333
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of five. The menu offers a wide selection of drinks but when you order a "Grey Goose" they told us that they didn't have it, -it was in the menu- then they offered a unknown brand of vidka instead. Same for Tequila. The food was served in nice dishes but took time. The selection of dessert... More 

Thank rxcaballero
Montanita, Ecuador
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I tried the Vegan Cake and it was delicious, the restaurant also has some Raw Vegan options. I loved it.

Thank flowingperson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian, South American, Peruvian, International, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Montanita
  • Phone Number: 0939600426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?