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La Garrapata

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$$ - $$$
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Garrapata was one of three local restaurants recommended to us by our host. The service was a little slow but the food was excellent and we enjoyed eating there. That said, from the photos in the restaurant it’s clear that the place lost its views long ago - when Puerto Ayora developed in the 1980s. Today, all that’s left... More 

Thank nickmc
Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here twice during our three nights in Puerto Ayora, and really enjoyed our meals both nights, has delicious seafood options, both international and Ecuadorian.

Thank scrizzle
Arguineguin, Spain
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined a friend here in the afternoon and he had thoughtfully saved some of his meal for me to try. If I hadn't have already eaten I would have most definitely ordered a meal based on this taster! The tuna with sesame seeds was delicious and cooked perfectly and the avocado was just right, with a lovely soy sauce... More 

Thank Justinejustine55
Sullivan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish here is incredible. There is nothing else like it on the island! I would eat it every day. It's so fresh, and the restaurant is so airy and beautiful. It's a remove from the busy day and their fish will rejuvenate you and make you ready to go into the rest of the day or night satisfied.

Thank transm0grificati0n
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner and liked the place, the service and last but not least the food. The grilled octapus was just delicious, it comes with grilled vegetables so fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this place. I had the apple cake which is more of a nut cake, but very good too.

Thank Javier_mail2003
Davis, CA
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent dinner experience. Service was a bit slow at first, but they made up for it! Food was great. All three of us enjoyed our meal.

Thank muirfan
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I want to write a different review of La Garrapata. However, it shows the place's quality. Often people review a restaurant when they catch there a diarrhea. My case is the opposite: La Garrapata helped me a great deal to overcome a nasty diarrhea I cought somewhere else. I woke up in Ayora last Tuesday with heavy diarrhea. I had... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We wandered in here. My son had the Seafood BBQ served on a metal brazier over the coals! He loved it. It's a good value.I had a delicious fish in a coconut sauce. Good value, nice place.

Thank mbhallll
Kansas City
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391 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Their chicken soup was hot and tasty. The menu selection was varied but the wine by the glass was very limited. The tuna was prepared to our liking and quite enjoyable. The staff was friendly and helpful. A nice restaurant.

Thank pvnipper
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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111 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat and the personell is very kind. It are the little things that makes this place better than many others, like serving out the right way. Of course also the food taste very good. I had the chicken with pineapple, very nice. Just a relaxing place to sit and eat.

Thank Elvin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?