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Buganvilla Cafe

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Av. Charles Darwin y Marchena, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 98 694 6342
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived after a long flight well 2 actually we seek a pick me up coffee mine is black coffee - called American and the better half a Flat White- suppressing good

Thank Michael S
San Jose, California
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270 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This restaurant is right outside the Charles Darwin Center area. The restaurant has some glitzy mannequins and unusual outdoor décor and I was a bit hesitant to eat there. However, we ate there anyways because we were waiting for the Charles Darwin Center to open after lunch. The owner gave us complimentary juice which was very good and the food... More 

Thank tinaNtravel
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stopped in for breakfast one day and loved the ambiance! Breakfast was fresh and affordable and the decor is charming and fun. Great coffee. Stop in if only for that. They also have full bar service and a pool table for an evening cocktail.

Thank _kellyquine
Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Funky little place on the way to Darwin. Came here just for drinks at night, good music, fun vibe. Can't comment on the food, but a very eclectic place for drinks. Cheers

1 Thank Rob S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Discovered by coincidence. We were not really expecting to find such nice place with well designed garden and chill atmosphere. Good food plus a few vegetarian options. The best place in Santa Cruz :)

1 Thank Bartosz W
Sonoma County, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you want a real espresso in a funky and fabulous setting, head to this charmer. Plants & eclectic art surround. Great breakfast. Great bar! And the whole family provides wonderful warm service.

Thank ninarQ5629SY
Cuenca, Ecuador
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

After a walk through Estacion Charles Darwin and a stop at the beach there, I stopped at Buganvilla for an iced coffee....excellent and refreshing. Honestly, I did not eat there, so I can't comment on the food. The service was very friendly.

Thank lensmanct
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270 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

At first glance you might just walk by and shake your head. But, you should wander in and have a meal. We had the fish dinner and the shrimp and fish dinner and they were both excellent. The tuna was so flakey and had a great flavor. We also had the nacho chips and cheese and I would suggest that... More 

Thank IndySig
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Being a vegetarian and based on previous reviews about vegi burger, decided to try the cafe. But turned out to be a terrible idea, veggie burger was just an ordinary one, not worth $10. Also Paid $10 for the vegi sandwich which doesn't even have a slice of cheese. Way too much money for the casual cafe. Please don't waste... More 

Thank TropicalTripLover
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Happy hour here is always a great time for drinks with friends. The menu has a few vegetarian options like a veggie burger and a yummy veggie burrito. Vegetarian options in Puerto Ayora restaurants are scarce, so this was a happy find.

Thank Sandra R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Marchena, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 98 694 6342

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?