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La Garrapata

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Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed finding this place by chance took a taxi with the owner not knowing we asked for a recommendation well the rest is history. The head waiter Diego was great.......... very helpful and really knows the menu, very charming, I think he's going places..... we shall see!!! Tuna with pepper sauce is amazing and the ceviche was very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Service was incredibly slow. Had an ensalada caprese but it was pretty tasteless as was the garlic bread. Followed this up with a steak but the steak was just the size of my hand.. and i have a small hand. The vegetables and potatoes that accompanied it were unexciting. The steak was cooked just how i like. Not sure it... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing quinoa with vegetables! There aren't many vegeterian options in the Island since main dishes are basically seafood, but this restaurant has a great option... Plus, the dish is very big so you'll, for sure, leave happy ;)

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stopped by on a night when the electricity was out on the main street. Very pleasant staff working as best as they could without electricity. We were in no hurry and enjoyed the fish! They were very accommodating. Waiter was very kind. Food was good!

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Maleny, Australia
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496 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the best place for evening meal in town.It was well priced.Good service in a very simple setting ...Just suits Galápagos....Try it can't go wrong.

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Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

I'm only writing one review of dining in Galapagos and the review is going to my best and most memorable dining experience. It was here at Garrapata. My girlfriend and I had been doing some pretty rugged travel and were looking for a place to have a nice dinner. We stopped here for the spiny lobster and it was fantastic.

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1 Thank Daniel R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Good food and finally vegetables and salads you can eat, with vinegar, pepper, olive oil. Offer also some vegetarian plates I had the grilled vegetable stick what needs some improvements. Remember you are here on a island where not all food is every day available. Therefore a very positive 5 points.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

You gotta be kidding me... we read the reviews on this restaurant... best here and best there,..Well, not at all, the service was lazy and distracted, half of an hour to get the attention of the "surfing" waiter and almost two hours to get two grilled seafood platters and they came cold. The right recipe to destroy a food business.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Beers and wine were extremely cold which we loved. The sautéed octopus we ate was delicious. Side salads were fresh. Service is great. Only things to improve are that the fish dishes seem to often be unavailable and they don't like to switch the fans on so the air circulation could be better. We visited 3 times.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice now while visiting from the USA. The first time was for appetizers and drinks, the waiter was unpleasant and not very friendly so we left. Came back for lunch a few days later and had a much nicer waitress named Silvana, who, was excellent and extremely friendly & pleasant. Her drinks were delicious! We had fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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
Description
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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