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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good couple of meals here with attentive servers. Then had less than decent food with next to no service on another couple of occasions. However it's well worth it if have a good cook and server. Potato soup on first occasion was incredible and on the second occasion lacked the same flavour and consistency. Fish soup was tinned... More 

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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had happy hour drinks twice in our brief stay. The mojitos were very good with just the right amount of sugar. The frozen margarita was not the best. The atmosphere and the service were top notch.

Thank 2much2c_10
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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the restaurant we came to have dinner at twice while in the Galapagos Islands. The seating is situated so no one is on top or too close to the next table. There are two levels to the seating and they can fit quite a few people in the outdoor restaurant. There is a full bar. This restaurant is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst ribs I have everything seen!! A bone with a big stack of fat and the little quantity of meet looked like stiff ham, color pink and tasted nothing like ribs. Ridiculous portion, and tasted hawful !!! Really, usually always satisfied in every restaurants, but this one really worth making the coments so others wont get screwed like us. TO... More 

1 Thank Carst E
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here one evening and enjoyed everything. Especially the ice cream was a real treat. Prices are ok for Galapagos.

Thank Serge O
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious roof top lunch of lobster ravioli and giant shrimp. This restaurant has the view - upstairs - of the ocean! Great food and service!

Thank DeborahShucart
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I initially chose to go here just for a morning drink as the restaurant had WiFi, but then stayed for lunch and went back for dinner a couple of nights later.

Thank NigelStn
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I said, food was nothing to rave about, but the service was exhausting and inefficient. Slow and disorganized having to request everything 3 times. Check took very long too.

Thank Guido P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They told me it was on of the best restaurant in town, but the result was very bad, the food is not what you expect and a menu that is more international than the good products from Ecuador and Galapagos. There were many waiters but all of them in the bar talking and when we orden the check they throw... More 

Thank Daniel M
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food ! Amazing drinks- my favorite is the cactus fruit Juice 😊 Good Quality of wifi Nice waitresses, just perfect to hang out Anytime a day

Thank lisasandbichlet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6627
Best place in Galápagos to enjoy a beautiful meal with family and friends, indulge yourself with fresh sea food, cocktails, coffee and tasty italian gelato.

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