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“Creative food at a good price”

El Cafetal Galapagos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sea Food, Vegetarian Food, Traditional Food, Gourmet Food...
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Creative food at a good price”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This should be you first choice for food in Villamil. The price is excellent for the menu of the day. Ask the always helpful, smiling waiter what the menu is. Usually a soup, fish/meat with rice, steamed vegetables and fried potatoes - and a dessert for about 10-12 US.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Kirsten F
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Great value set menu”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

After being turned away for not having a reservation we booked the following night and had the good value set meal with soup, main and juice for $10/head. Chatting to the owner and viewing the kitchen I can see why they insist on bookings as it was minuscule! Definitely one of the better places in town but you have to remember that the Galapagos is not renowned for it's gastronomy.

Other recommendations would be Cesar's on the main Plaza which had a great $5 set lunch and new espresso machine and the restaurant at the Iguana Crossing Hotel if you want to splash out (OK but not great value). Neither have listings on TripAdvisor yet.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank SmallBizOwner
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Molnlycke, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

As mentioned many times in the earlier reviews, the best restaurant in the town. We were in Puerto Villamil a year ago and that time they arranged also live music there. Such a cosy restaurant and the staff/owners of the restaurant were extremely wonderful, friendly people.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Traveller H
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Galapagos!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Having just spent two weeks in the Galapagos Islands this was certainly our favourite restaurant of the trip! Not only do they have a big variety of choice and daily specials, but the food is just sensational, cooked perfectly, presented immaculately, well priced and fantastic wait staff and hosts. I would highly recommend this restaurant, dont forget to book a table, they are very popular!!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Jessica T
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New Westminster, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Reasonable price for well prepared food.”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We ate there twice and each time enjoyed the special for $10. The food was well prepared and presented.

Visited November 2012
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Thank John R
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