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Zayapa Son-Bar Restaurant

Floreana y Charles Darwin | Frente al Molino de PelicanBay. Diagonal al monumento a la tortuga., Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 96 913 6870
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“fish” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Bar, Pub, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Floreana y Charles Darwin | Frente al Molino de PelicanBay. Diagonal al monumento a la tortuga., Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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1. Seafood
"The food was great, especially the fish"
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2. Unique place
"The atmosphere of the bar/eatery was very cool and very relaxed"
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3. Great music
"They have great music"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Zayapa bar twice during our week stay. Great food and a good beer selection. Phillipe and Patrick provided some really good music while we ate and drank. Recommend!More

Thank garyhD7668IG
ZayapaSon, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Zayapa Son-Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for you comments and for your visit. We´re very happy you enjoyed your visit and our beer collection. We are especially very pround of the Santa Cruz made craft beer called Reptilia, and that our Phillipe and Patricio created a great...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I really loved the inside of this place. Very cool vibe with trees growing up to roof, lots of lights, billiards etc. the food and service were also amazing.More

Thank Cathy R
ZayapaSon, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Zayapa Son-Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you very much Cathy for your comments. I´m happy to read you enjoyed visiting Zayapa, and I´m guessing also the Islands in general. We hope to welcome you back again one day. The trees were planted by the three children of the Señora who...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018

We stumbled across this restaurant as we were returning to town from the Darwin Center. The owner saw us stop and convinced us to come in and try the lunch special. We were very glad we did. The atmosphere of the bar/eatery was very cool...More

Thank gf1349
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I ate at Zayapa Son-Bar twice during my prearranged 8-day stay in the Galapagos. The food was great, especially the fish. Super friendly service and great atmosphere!More

Thank StorkRN1
ZayapaSon, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Zayapa Son-Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit. We, my collegues and I, are happy you enjoyed your visit to Zayapa. In case we didn´t get to tell you, Zayapa is the galapagos name for the Sally-Lightfoot Crab, I'm sure you saw along the coast line...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We brought a large school group (27 people) through and they accommodated us easily. The menu was full of variety and they even offered to do some off-menu orders without us even asking! The atmosphere was great: between the billiards and foosball tables, hammock-chairs, and...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We found Zayapa Son Bar by chance, but were encouraged to give it a try based on the board of specials, as well as friendly staff at the entrance (welcoming, not pushy). We tried a second alternative restaurant the following day, but returned to Zayapa...More

Thank Rachel-Budapest
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The rice and beans for lunch was good. We started out with the fish soup, had some flavor to it and the potatoes and carrot it it were good. Then the main course of rice and beans and one of us had fish and the...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner at Zayapa twice during our week in Puerto Ayora. Both meals were outstanding for the price. Home cooked Ecuadorian style food. Neither time was busy and the service was friendly and attentive. A better overall experience than most of the other places...More

Thank jeffmc527
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here twice as part of an organized tour. The staff is very friendly and accommodating when there was an issue. A basic lunch as expected, but the tuna was cooked through and through, even the second time when we asked it be...More

Thank Pimmetje_7
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday as they have a cozy atmosphere. They served a delicious fixed menu for dinner consisting of a small appetizer, a nice portion of seafood spaghetti and an amazing flan as dessert. Catherine, the restaurant administrator, was...More

Thank Simon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$55
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Floreana y Charles Darwin | Frente al Molino de PelicanBay. Diagonal al monumento a la tortuga., Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 96 913 6870
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Zayapa Son Bar-Restaurante is located in the Pelikanbay neighborhood, very close to the fish market. We take great pride in the history of the area, where example many of the habitants used to come to the well, located in the premisis of the restaurant, for water. We are happy to welcome you to our bar-restaurant, where our specialty is seafood, and are also happy to serve you vegetarian/vegan, chicken and steak dishes. The special spice is our rustic decoration and sculptures made by local artists, the fresh breeze from the sea and the barks of the sea lions from the nearby fish market.
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