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La Garrapata

Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (40 reviews)
“quinoa” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very popular and with good reason, food pretty good with lot's of turnover. Nice cold beers and good service sum it up. Huge servings but bill took a while to arrive. Seafood nice and fresh.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The freshest tastiest grilled tuna I've had in my life! No exaggeration!! Just barely grilled on both sides, perfectly warm and smooth like butter inside, with a light cover of tasty sauce. Local potatoes cooked to perfection and steamed veggies on the side. Grilled mozzarella...More

Thank aygg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the small grilled lobster and it was so good!! The waiter even helped crack open the legs. They also serve a tomato tree sauce with their bread that is to die for!!

Thank LauraH333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up dining here twice in our 7 nights on the island. Worth every cent. Food was to die for and cocktails to match. Staff were friendly and helpful. Make it a destination if heading to Santa Cruz!

1  Thank Claire H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three words: Get the Lobster! Delicious seafood! Service is even better! The place is always packed,but be patient and wait for a table, you won’t regret it.

1  Thank danidollnj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As our meals were arraigned in advance they didn't include anything from the regular menu and the meat was inedible. The management did nothing to to try to correct the problems. I let the agency know if this and the arranged for us to eat...More

Thank dusk147
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The hidden culunary gem of Puerto Ayora, Galapagos. Given the opportunity, I'm sure Mr. Darwin would've eaten here. On a more serious note, we were blessed to have that opportunity during our recent 10 day stay on Galapagos. Naturally, came for the Nature, Animals, Piece...More

Thank Bojan V
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nice place in Puerto Ayora. Go for the lobster, period. Your cooking choice, ask the waiter They accept credit cards. Prices are more expensive than on mainland Ecuador though (except for the lobster) Good places

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A great place to meet friends and have a nice meal. Some staff have been there for years and are always welcoming.

Thank Glyn Y
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate dinner here while staying in Puerto Ayora. The food was very fresh, we had the ceviche and lobster. Also, had a good wine selection. Waitstaff were friendly and knowledgeable. Nice place to sit outside and have a delicious meal.

Thank Nicole V
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21 May 2017|
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Response from CliffS418 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above comments. Credit Cards not an issue, for Visa or MasterCard, althouhg Amex is less broadly accepted although I can't recall if I/we tried Amex here or not. As for the water, you are correct to take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264
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"La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best fish, seafood, vegetables and meets, bought from producers in Galapagos. This restaurant employs in its majority only local worker, properly trained for producing dishes under the high standards of hygiene and quality. Furthermore it is a leader in application of environmental best practices, which help the sustainability and conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The Restaurant "La Garrapata" pleases to attend you and we hope that our service will be of your complete satisfaction.
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