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La Garrapata

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank hachon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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168 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we ate here. The service was very good. My wife had the grilled chicken with pineapple and she loved it. I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was pretty simple but okay. I had the chocolate cake as desert and it tasted okay. We would come here again to eat.

Thank 83-Stefan-83
Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have sat her for a few drinks a few nights. It's one of the few bars with special beer. The bartender explained a lot of the origination of the beer. The second night we were already recognized.

Thank Arno S
Horley, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our first night on Santa Cruz at the recommendation of tripadvisor. We helped ourselves to a table on the edge looking out into the street. The atmosphere was good as the restaurant was quite busy. The waiter we had was excellent, he spoke a little English but allowed to me practice the... More 

Thank chaz281188
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

At lunch time a lot of places are closed, so it's nice to find an open pkace that offers a few options and at reasonable prices

Thank tal_idan

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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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
"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?