Prior to our arrival in Puerto Villamil on Christmas Eve, I was looking for a restaurant to have dinner with my family. Upon my request the proprietor of the house we were staying made several recommendations for dinner, but after checking on the Tripadvisor reviews I wasn't overly impressed.
I saw the reviews for El Cafetal during the search and reached out to the owner inquiring if they had anything special planned for Christmas Eve....Albert (restaurant owner) immediately responded offering a variety of three, four course meals, along with raspberry juice, a shot of Ecuadorian liquor (that would blow your socks off) and choice of dessert.
Upon our arrival we were greeted and seated by Albert....he is absolutely delightful and an outstanding host! We had seating on the patio over looking the plaza.....beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday! We were not disappointed with our meal....every course was delicious!!!! During the meal we meet the chef, Veronica, cute as a button and quite talented in the kitchen!
We enjoyed dinner at El Cafetal on our last night in Isabela and again we weren't disappointed...we loved the setting and hospitality! if you are visiting Isabela and looking for a reasonably priced, delicious meal with awesome service...El Cafetal is just the place!