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El Cafetal Galapagos

Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
+593 5-301-6775
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for healthy, organic ingredients. This is the place to eat. Me and my friends had many times coffee, dessert or fresh fish plates. Everything is originally cooked, all is fresh. we were beyond satisfied. The gap of quality between this restaurant and the other restaurants in town is big. This is definitely my place to eat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a mixed experience. The food is truly excellent (best we had in ecaudor) but the manager is a conman and left a bad taste in our mouths. If you don't care about the whole experience this could be the place for you. If being treated with respect matters as well as the food, head down the road... More 

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North Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Cafetal serves up some amazing food. It is rated as one of the best for a good reason. The encocados are delicious, and the bbq seafood plate is fantastic as well. Bring your appetite the portions are big!

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Thank skipnstone
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to El Cafetal twice, once with our family of six, and once just my wife and I. Both times the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The tuna steak cooked medium rare was out f this world, fresh, tasty, and cooked to perfection. The second time we opted for the tenderloin which was also cooked to perfection.... More 

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Thank RRotundo
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off got to say the food was great! Headline: was charged $45 for something that's $30 on the menu. Ordered the Galapagos lobster $45. Only to be told it was not in season. And that we could only have the Chinese lobster $30. The manager explained for a good 5 minutes the difference between the two. I really wasn't... More 

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Thank Dan R
Bogota
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna was catch of the day. A very large cut from the "shoulder " of the fish grilled very well (blue in the middle). Best tuna I've ever had My wife had the enconado which is mostly shrimp in a coconut sauce. Very tasty Not cheap but good value

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Brussels
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had a superb dinner here with Encocado de Langosta (lobster with coconut, a Galapago speciality).

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Thank hachon
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Delicious food on Isabella Island. Friendly and personal service. The tuna and lobster were especially memorable. Lovely seating area out front.

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Thank lakeberz
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We ate here twice at the recommendation of our host at our rental house. We were not disappointed. The food is really tasty, and the owner is a really lovely person. We had a great three course meal on New Year's Eve in a pretty street front location, with candles and Christmas lights creating a nice ambience, and free cocktails... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We need to understand where we are, a small island in Galapagos with let's say 5 decent restaurants. Then this owner claims to have the best restaurant, ok...prices are really expensive and however there is intention i found it was too overpriced. There are other restaurants with excellent quality and service. By the way otherwise indicated 14% tax and 10%... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Isabela  >  Puerto Villamil
  • Phone Number: +593 5-301-6775
Description
SEA FOOD, VEGETARIAN FOOD, TRADITIONAL FOOD, GOURMET FOOD...

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