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Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
593999783474
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07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Mill Valley, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4-5 days on Isabela, and ate here twice (including our "Thanksgiving dinner" on the American holiday). Great seafood, fantastic smoothies/juices, very friendly staff, and fun place for playing pool and enjoying drinks!

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Thank Pete W
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a set lunch that the tour guide arranged. Pork main dish was a lottery with some in the party getting better cuts of meat but I had a lump of gristle. Variable.

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Thank Hx4
Orlando, Florida, USA
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189 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We watched the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics here with people from all over the world. Aside from the atmosphere, the food was tasty and afordable.

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San Diego, California
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502 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

While the hamburger looked good compared to the standard of all the restaurants here, there were some fatal flaws which could have easily been avoided. Something in the burger was sweet and i think that they used sugar to caramelize the onions and probably added too much because I could taste sugar. Burgers shouldn't be sweet! They shouldn't even put... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

very expensive, even for Isabela Standards, Staff is not friendly at all, they are horrified when they see children. I hope ther'll be more competition in Isabela, it's a shame ! I will never put a foot in there again.

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here with a large group of sailing friends. The food was well presented and delicious and the service friendly. Highly recommended!

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Thank Maxxiimoo
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

New Manager since 8 weeks pays high attention to quality of ingredients which they source mostly from the island. We had an excellent dinner menu with soup, fish, desert and juice for reasonable 12$. This compares to around 7$ for menus in some other restaurants but is definitely worth the higher price if you want something else than rice, beans... More 

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Thank Manfred H
Germany
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We went today to El Faro and enjoyd an excellent lunch. We started with a fresh vegetable soup that was very good. Main course with a fresh Tuna steak with Yuka fries and vegetable. We finished with fried Banana and choco souce, A jug icy cold Paw Paw juice came included the 10 USD menue. I was impressed by the... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Place was recommended by hotel clerk. First off my experience with ecuadorian food and food on galapagos is that it is not something out of the ordinary, just good basic food. I am not into seafood, to that could perhaps be a game changer. Anyway place was recommended and I would say it is some of the better food which... More 

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Thank Jan J
London, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

While the food here is still pretty average, I'm rating it 4 because it was definitely better than most of the other set menus offered by the restaurants along the square! The food was better quality and less bland - we particularly enjoyed the chicken. Service was good and staff friendly, and it's a pleasant restaurant a little further away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Cuisine
Latin, International, Ecuadorean, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Isabela  >  Puerto Villamil
  • Phone Number: 593999783474

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