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K.F. WIlliam

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Charles Binford | 2 blocks from the dock, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Do not worry that this is a food stand...it is delicious! My family ate there twice and ordered the exact same thing both times because it was so delicious. It was a trio of seafood (fish, shrimp and lobster) with a tantalizing coconut sauce. I highly recommend this place.

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1 Thank SophiesChoice70
Copenhagen, Denmark
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201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

An interesting experience to mingle with the locals and try some local dishes in a totally unpretentious setting. Langoustines were in season so we had a grilled one and a fish in coconut sauce. Both were good, generous and good value. However, we were getting tired of the monotony of rice and plantains so we didn't come back.

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Columbia, Missouri
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683 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Several people had recommended this kiosk restaurant to us, so perhaps we went in with exaggerated expectations. The evening kiosk scene on Binford Street is certainly something to experience, with 20 or so kiosks serving various grilled dishes to patrons sitting at tables set in the middle of the closed street. We ordered the mixed platter for two, which is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

When we arrived, the folks at the table next to ours highly recommended the coconut shrimp. I was not disappointed. The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere (outdoor dining under the stars) was also great. Highly recommended!

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Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Very good food at a good value! We enjoyed sitting under the tent the owners had set up during a very rainy evening, and eating our coconut shrimp, rice, salad, and beans. Super tasty dinner that didn't break the bank for four people.

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Mason, Ohio
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Our local guide recommended Williams to us and we were glad we found time to visit this during our packed itinerary. The coconut sauce is divine you just want to drink it. The shrimp was cooked to perfection. Food arrived to the table in less than 5 minutes. We would come back for the ambience and hang out here with... More 

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Australia
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

The lobster on coconut sauce was so good and the service was fantastic!! Our waiter was really phenomenal. thank you

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Sterling, Virginia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We ate on that block several times with different vendors. William is one of the smaller ones but the food was great. We had the fish in coconut sauce and carne a dada, both are delicious though I personally prefer the carne asada more. The service is extremely slow but that's not uncommon there. Many locals are there so we... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

It's lobster season and I had to try the tipical dish, The service was good but the lobster had been prepared earlier and was a bit tough, could do better.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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389 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

One of the best lobsters I have had! Encocado is the word in this place. Encocado de langosta for $17 I paid. Ask for a beer. Try club verde which is a local brand. It is not a nice place since you are pretty much eating o a closed street but I had the same feeling in Little Italy New... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Binford | 2 blocks from the dock, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Description
It's like a street food joint....with a small kitchen and most of the seating outdoors. It's a couple of blocks inland (off the main street where most of the "nicer" restaurants are). The food is excellent, fresh and cheap. ($15 for a pair of lobster tails).

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