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La Garrapata

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Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went here our first day. Food was overall good. Fish slightly over cooked for some. Everything was very fresh including the salads. Pleasant service

Thank lemueller1
Langley City, Canada
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We tried many places in Puerto Ayora, all were pretty good. La G was average. Food was average, service was average. The dirt floors interesting. Good place for people watching though and below average drink prices. Not a bad place, but I don't think it's #2 in Santa Cruz

1 Thank Rob S
Detroit, Mi
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We ate here 4 times while in the Galapagos Islands. Everything my Husband and I had was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. FYI the floor is a dark lava like gravel so if you wear sandals just step carefully.

Thank jdickerh
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stopped here as part of a group tour. While the food was alright there was nothing special to entice us back if we had the time to do so.

Thank Steve M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. I had the grilled shrimps and my husband had the teriyaki tuna. Both were the best of any kind we ever had. Not too crazy about the garlic bread and mojitos were 2 for 1!

Thank Andrea M
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Decent food. Mostly no English but that's fine. On the main tourist strip next to ATM. Very generous portions. Had the quinoa with veg and beef skewers. Beef was overcooked but flavour good. Chocolate cake was amazing.

Thank sakura_wingz
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Thought the food was top notch, portions were good size. Impressed that they had four vegetarian options, the remainder of the menu looked good. Not super cheap but think it was good value for what you get. Take note that they add a service charge so you don't need to leave s tip too!

Thank jules7706
Coronado, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My husband and I visit the islands often and La Garrapata is our favorite place for any meal. Some days we eat lunch and dinner there. The service is always fast and efficient and the food never disappoints. There are many restaurants in town, but we always end up at La Garrapata. It is one of the first "real" restaurants... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had dinner here the last day but which it had been the first; then we could have come back. The quality and atmosphere were great. The options were great and some were creatively different from the other restaurants.

Thank rwethere
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited twice; once for morning coffee/cold drinks and once for dinner. Both times service was good (not excellent but good enough) and food was good. We had fish in herb sauce and prawns in garlic sauce - both came with rice and veg - good sized portions. Nice place to watch world go by too.

Thank Broaden-the-mind

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?