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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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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Janetm92118
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We visited La Garrapata for lunch, and returned twice more during our weeklong stay. The tuna was excellent, cooked perfectly rare as we ordered it. Also tried the grilled fish with house BBQ sauce and the grilled octopus, which did not disappoint. Excellent people watching during the meal from a meticulously kept patio.

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Bellville, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Nice little spot for some fresh Tuna, free wi-fi and kid friendly atmosphere. Can get to by taxi, bike or just by walking. Not far from Darwin Research Center.

Thank Missypooh323
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great food including traditional Ecuadorian dishes at reasonable prices. The crushed lava 'floor' is an interesting touch !!

1 Thank pelicanpirate2013
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We eat here for lunch. The place has a nice ambiance and a lot of shade. Wifi is working now and then. The salads we eat over here were good.

Thank Fred K
Davie, Florida
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We went there for drinks during a football game. Even though Ecuador was playing, the staff was still cry attentive. The location is perfect to people watch. The food was very good. I would definitely suggest going for drinks.

Thank Matt D

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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?