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La Garrapata Galapagos - Resto Bar

Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (45 reviews)
“fish” (47 reviews)
“quinoa” (12 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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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend had the fish ceviche and fish soup and loved it, i had the shrimp skewers and it was amazing, the wait staff was very nice and came over enough that we felt helped without feeling pressured, this was by far the best food...More

Thank slamdigity
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The food was less than mediocre and the $31 mixed seafood dish appeared to be made of warmed up leftovers. Please see the photos. Typical tourist trap. I learned my lesson, again, and will not eat at the best locations in tourist hotspots.

Thank TomCulo
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The seafood here was incredibly fresh and cooked perfectly. I highly recommend the seafood BBQ and the Shrimps in coconut sauce with passion fruit. The service was polite and speedy too. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We went there based on the reviews here and it was close to out hostel. Service was quick and really friendly, food was great. Everything in Galapagos is expensive but at least we had value for money here. Would happily go back again.

Thank RosieMeadows
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Nothing is cheap in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz so don't expect it! The Garrapata is by no means the most expensive but it has to be one of the most relaxed with very good service and an excellent array of good quality food. Our...More

Thank gramcan
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is an open air restaurant facing the street. Dinner was very good. Tuna steak in a pepper sauce was spectacular. One of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This restaurant is just okay. I had a shrimp dish and it's certainly not memorable. My husband had a steak. It was not tender but quite flavorful. I would not rush to this restaurant just because it is rated #2 of 47 restaurants in Puerto...More

Thank FelineOnTheGo
Reviewed 23 May 2017

2 drinks for $10 (from a specific list, we had capirhana, mojito) and ceviche w popcorn $12. wifi in and out, but this is to be expected. decent atmosphere, on the main drag. good service. near the fish market. upstairs is the happenin' nightclub.

Thank scbeaches
Reviewed 22 May 2017

After eating fish and chicken for 2 weeks, I was ready for some red meat. Had a hamburgesa the day before, but hamburger in Ecuador is like meatloaf. Good, but not a hamburger. I had a steak, looked like a sirloin, it was tender and...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Not sure why this place is rated numero uno ??? We met friends there for dinner a couple of nites ago. My wife had spaghetti with shrimp as did our friends. I had their white fish with veggies and rice. All of our food was...More

Thank Cpjules
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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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