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El Descanso del Guia

Av. Charles Darwin, Frente Al Embarcadero de Turistas, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6108
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“fish ceviche” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Av. Charles Darwin, Frente Al Embarcadero de Turistas, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It is not on the menu but they serve an excellent lobster dinner and soup. It is well regarded by the locals. Our taxi driver told us about it. Nothing was bad. The Bolon is famous. A local gem.

Thank Mtnwalk
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great location, great service. We ate here every day of our week we were in the Galapagos. It is right across the main park of town.

Thank arbonafred
Reviewed June 29, 2018

At the DESCANSO DEL GUIA restaurante, a simple venue close to the port instalaciones from which many tour boats part, you can eat nice ecuadorian food, we had 'picacho' menu as well as fish ceviche with 'patacones' (fried green banana). Lovely lunch.

Thank Cees v
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Great location right across from where the fishermen cut up the tuna and toss leftovers to the sea lions and pelicans. Watch the 5pm show and then eat at El Descanso del Guia. I love eating locally sourced food in traditional sauces. The tuna is...More

Thank ajbukovitz
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place 3X during our stayed because it was so good!! I would highly recommend the ceviche de camarón y de pescado! Also had the bolon con queso which was also delicious!! Definitely a must try if you are in Santa Cruz!

Thank jemz98
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We came and had the bolon with stew and rice, the bolon was good although I found it a little dry-it needed the sauce from the stew. The juice thst came with it was refreshing and tasted great.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Right across the pier. Stopped for breakfast on our way back from Isabela heading to Baltra. The service was really fast and the food was good. Breakfast was very reasonable. For $6.50 we got eggs, bread, fruit, juice and coffee. The kids ate non breakfast...More

Thank ErieSt
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Good breakfast and lunch spot for local dishes. Balon is very popular there. Can get coffee and eggs and toast. Right across from where the ferries arrive. ATMs close by. All the locals eat here. Think of the Galapagos version of an old time American...More

Thank Mecalay
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Excellent location and good basic food, but for lunch, you can get just as good at half the price by walking three blocks up Ave Baltra to the kioskos street.

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I had decided to have lunch here because it was the closest spot to eat. Prices everywhere are moderately the same but portions are not. I had the best luck at this spot because greater portions of food are served. The fish soup was very...More

Thank Linus C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Ecuadorean, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin, Frente Al Embarcadero de Turistas, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6108
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