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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuna” (39 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
“quinoa” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The servers were all very friendly, and gave good recommendations for us. My grilled Octopus dish was the best I have ever had, because it tasted fresh and just done right. My husband ordered the ahi tuna, which tasted a bit fishy which was why...More

Thank CoCoLau
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a family of six, half of us vegetarians and had dinner here. Service wes very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the pasta dishes and the quinoa dish. One of our daughters had a hamburger which was overcooked, and replaced with a smile for...More

Thank sdagan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed by the loud environment and slow-to-nonexistent service, we wasted some precious vacation time on this place. Perhaps an off night, but still not the experience we hoped for. Food was only marginal. There are much, much better places in town. Go forth and conquer!

Thank PinUpBoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best you can get on the island in the evening. Great food, excellent location and very good atmosphere. Prices are fair.

Thank LeeCaetano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the meals I had in Ecuador and Galapagos were not bad, but they were nothing spectacular. We were there with a group and I can tell you everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the BBQ Seafood which was a very generous portion of...More

Thank Hobbesey
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Good meals including dishes with fish, shellfish, poultry and vegan. Service was excellent and our waiters assured us that they are attentive to customers with serious food allergies.

Thank wcanada2017
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Out of 6 nights in Puerto Ayora I had dinner twice at La Garrapata. It certainly deserves being ranked highly as the dishes are delicious. I like the idea of upgrading traditional recipes and developing them towards "gourmet" or "fusion" cooking. It's also a great...More

Thank Bernhard L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a new place to eat.... this place looked popular. The octopus was great , the tuna alright. Vege was cold. Attentive waiter. I would not revisit as it was just okay!

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of the best places to eat in Puerto Ayora. A little pricy, but good. Favor seafood, but skip the parillada de mariscos. Not the best dish. Nice local beers sold.

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our favorite restaurant in Puerto Ayora: Great food and service. Eating on a black sand novel too!

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