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Renato's

Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know why it is rated so low. I love this place. Great local eats for cheap. The best part is the dinner time after sunset. The whole block is set up as outside eatery with fresh fish. We chose a $25 one grilled and it is probably three pounds or more. The two of us were completely stuffed and... More 

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Lincoln NE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Really enjoyed the bruja cooked over coals - a delicious fish; great service and good pasta dishes. More economical than other restaraunts.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had a delicious grilled lobster dinner for $15 (I believe the lobster dinner is $15, $20 or $25 depending on the size of the lobster, freshly caught the same day). You get a plate with the lobster cut in half, and a 2nd plate with rice, small salad and fried plantain chips with spicy salsa.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

They entice you with discounts and free samples but the food was good and well priced. I had the breaded steak and the othrrs had seafood

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Thank Oscar M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I ate here almost 3 times a day and a few times in a week, because it was so cheap. The foods were delicious and there were a lot of options. Local eats here so you know this is a good place to eat. Lunch which typically includes rice and choice of meat (beef, chicken, fish) salad, and soup for... More 

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Thank Lauratheexplora
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Small portion. Tuna was not fresh. Tasted dry & fishy. A mound of rice and 2 slices of overlooked dry plantain. Horrible. $10. Save yourself the time & money. I just finished dinner and I'm still hungry. Yuck.

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Thank TrainHardWinEasy
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We chose Kiosko de Renato's mainly because when we arrived in the section of the street where all the kiosks operate it was one of the more popular restaurants, and KF William was closed. We ordered spaghetti with shrimps and a whole grilled fish. My partner's spaghetti arrived after about 40 minutes; no sign of my fish, except the one... More 

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Webster, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Many restaurants on the street that gets closed down and tables filled in the street. Lots of fresh seafood. I had shrimp/rice dish that was huge and also the best rice I have had in Ecuador. It is probably not the cleanest restaurant area to eat, so if you are a germaphobe you may want to go somewhere else. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place is a great choice for dinner. At night, they bring all of the tables out into the street and let you choose your own fish/lobster before they cook it. We really enjoyed the experience, and the food was some of the best we had in the area. Can't miss!

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Thank AlyssaBell13
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Not fresh, frozen sea food and bad taste. I am Ecuadorean and I can tell. I guess all the good reviews are from foreigners that have no idea what good food from Ecuador is like. Not recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Description
Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford. It's a street that comes alive at night with many little restaurants grilling various different types of food. Renato is actually the man at the grill and owner, a great fellow at that. This is definetly good food at a reasonable price. You can get a meal anywhere from $5.00 to a full lobster (when in season) for $25.00. Just visited there in mid October 2011. I believe the street is also referred to as the Kiosko. We also ate at some other restaurants in Puerto Ayora, but this one had a real adventurous and local feel.

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