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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tuna” (36 reviews)
“quinoa” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Puerto Ayora for 7 nights and ate here twice. The tuna with 3 pepper sauce is excellent! Likely my favorite dish of the trip!

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our last dinner in the Galapagos here. I enjoyed the octopus and avacado salad (a meal by itself) and my hubbie had the tuna in pepper sauce. which (while not quite rare) was moist and the sauce very complimentary. The staff is friendly...More

Thank danrobe2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 dinners at this restaurant. We ordered seafood/fish both times and it was wonderful. I recommend the 2 for one Mojitos during happy hour. the service was excellent the the passion fruit pie is to die for.

Thank amv92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is convenient, but the accolades end there. We had a burger and chicken soup. I couldn't eat the burger (weird taste) and the chicken soup was NOTHING like the local soups I have come to enjoy so much on Galapagos. It was probably...More

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing great. The place is cool and friendly. However I personally didn't love their food. But a nice place to eat.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a prime location along shops, hotels and restaurants at Av. Charles Darwin in P. Ayora. Seafood was fresh but the service is very slow. There were customers who came and ordered then just came back after 30min or so on time...More

Thank Arl A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two American couples, and thankfully, my friend spoke Spanish, so it helped. We dined here on 3 different nights because the food was great. My wife and I do not have "adventuresome palates". We just want a good meal. Chicken, beef, pasta, veggies....More

Thank tomeee53
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Do you prepare the food using purified water and doyou accept credit cards?
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
Alan D
Olá Do you accept credit cards?
3 January 2017|
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Salve Kris, volevo sapere cosa intende per "prezzi nella media"?
10 August 2015|
Response from Veronicavarga | Reviewed this property |
Hola, no parlo italiano... I think you have asked about the price.... I think that a fish dish with water and a dessert was about 6 US dollars.
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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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.