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Il Giardino

Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for brunch. Venue very nice but food was a bit average and service was slow. Ordered cafe latte and tasted strange and was cold by time arrived. Friends had cappuccinos that were good. Food was okay. Had the Ecuadorian breakfast and was nice...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 1/2 days in Puerto Ayora after a 8 day cruise around Islands and ate/drank here on each day (as well as other places). This place served great food, lots of option, beer was cold and good cocktails, lots of staff so service...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to sit, located around corner from Fish Markets, beers cold on tap and bottled, great coffee. Plenty of good food available, for dessert we had the warm apple crumble and Passionfruit glacé/ icecream Yum!

Thank bdunnage
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Located on the east end of Charles Darwin Ave, this restaurant has a nice view from the second floor. There was a table of smokers next to us but the open air helped blow the smoke away. And there was a large group of tourists...More

Thank lightningboy
Reviewed May 14, 2018

awesome cappucinos in the morning as well as good wifi. at night, great mojitos or fish plates. the place is full of plants and its truly beautiful

Thank Martine P
Reviewed May 8, 2018

This was the worst meal of our trip. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and multilevel like a treehouse, is very, very popular. We had lunch at an off hour and it must have taken well over an hour to get our food. Burgers seem to...More

Thank LLLofPA
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The upstairs was not open yet for dinner when we arrived so we made a reservation and walked around until we could be seated upstairs. It was worth the wait. It was hot but there was a nice breeze and a good view upstairs. The...More

Thank Tam D
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

It is not easy to find a proper salad in Santa Cruz, but this place has many delicious dishes and salads. I had their quinoa soup that was amazing and coconut fish with the best potatoes ever. The place is not cheap, but not outrageous...More

Thank AisteeHoff
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Italian restaurant, quite good compared to most. Midrange price. Good ice cream bar with Gelato. Kids friendly

Thank Tina-SB
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We stopped in here for dinner but the main restaurant eating area was not yet open so we ate in the bar area which is right on the street. Good for people watching but busy with traffic and sometimes truck fumes. Service was very friendly...More

Thank shegaltravels
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May 20, 2017|
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Response from novagarde | Reviewed this property |
I believe the higher end establishments in Puerto Ayora do, but you should verify at the restaurant.
Gayle Z
June 15, 2016|
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Response from novagarde | Reviewed this property |
As I recall they do.
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6627
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Best place in Galápagos to enjoy a beautiful meal with family and friends, indulge yourself with fresh sea food, cocktails, coffee and tasty italian gelato.
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