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El Cafetal Galapagos

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South American, Ecuadorean, Seafood
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Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
+593 5-301-6775
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Parksville, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Food. We had Fish of the Day. It was Swordfish and Fresh veggies and Fresh homemade Garlic Bread. Red Wine to Savour the Flavour.

Thank Duckdiverdave
Kampen, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great food, more exclusive. Waiting time was so now and than long but overall it was a good restaurant

Thank Grensjeverleggen
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I had the swordfish in coconut sauce for $25 and it was sensational. The price may seem expensive, but compared to the other mediocre restaurants that charge a little less for terrible quality I know which one I'd choose!

Thank seumas12345
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In Puerto Villamil, Isabela there is no ATM's, is a cash community. This place takes credit cards! I personally like the friendly attitude of the owners, one of them is a professional chef, so your meal is a guarantee success. They are open only in the evenings unless you are a large group (10 or more) and request lunch they... More 

Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful three course meal here. I got the tuna and it was very good indeed. Coupled with decent red wine, I really can't imagine finding a much better meal on Isabella!

Thank Eric B
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went to this restaurant based on the amazing reviews. When we went, we were the only 2 people there. The server (man) was pleasant at the beginning. We ordered coconut shrimp and ceviche. The food was decent but a bit expensive for the small portion provided. The evening was going ok until the end when we got up to... More 

Thank JJ L
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The Lonely Planet recommended this restaurant to us and we were not disappointed. We didn't book but arrived quite early and there was plenty of space - it did then fill up quickly! The fish was incredible and it was lovely to sit outside and see people walking by, and at one point have some musical accompaniment from a passing... More 

Thank Penny W
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We booked in advance and all our party (4 adults and 5 kids) really enjoyed our meal. The ceviche starter was good and the white wine cold and tasty. My main was the seafood BBQ. It had two large pieces of fish, squid, octopus, shrimp and half a lobster, plus yucca chips and vegetables - all for $28, not bad... More 

Thank Pablo_Paseo
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Bit expensive but the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. I had the ceviche and the coco-shrimp and can thoroughly recommend both.

Thank t4sch
Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We were in the Galapagos for a couple of weeks. The delicately prepared and fresh food found in this unpretentious place was absolutely the best we had on any of the island. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank MayorO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
South American, Ecuadorean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Isabela  >  Puerto Villamil
  • Phone Number: +593 5-301-6775

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