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Cafe Tortuga

Avenue Francisco de Orellana, Tena, Ecuador
+593 6-288-7304
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, International, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenue Francisco de Orellana, Tena, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this cafe twice in two days. Food was very nice, good menu with local and European food -you can eat salads here as all their water is filtered. Reasonably priced. Swiss owned, books for sale -secondhand and new, right by the river....More

Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little cafe. Diego makes the best jugo de mora in all of Ecaudor. The place is clean, and super welcoming for gringas. My favorite part about Cafe Tortuga is the wonderful staff. I spent almost 2 months in Tena, and I loved...More

Thank Leah R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been in and out of Tena for 12 weeks over the past two years and I always come back to Cafe Tortuga. Yesterday, I was there from breakfast to dinner working on my computer (on their amazing wifi). The staff has always been very...More

Thank Bailey R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had a good time here, drinking iced coffees and milkshakes during a hot afternoon. And some good beers with nachos on another day. Well recommended!

Thank Erik J
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed next door at Hostal Brisa Del Rio and ate at Cafe Tortuga every morning. Im the type of person that likes to try new things, but when you stumble upon perfection why not stock to it! Delicious menu. Amazing service. Wifi availability.

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Love the morning pancakes with chocolate and banana! Nice selection of dishes and lovely personel. Just take your time

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 23 March 2017

super clean swiss run restaurant that offers great breakfast and lunch fixings, good coffee, juices and amazing ecuadorian/amazonian shakes from the local fruit. A great blend of europe and ecuador! The owner, Lisabeth, speaks at least english, spanish and german/swiss, and is a fountain of...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

got the tina salsa and yuca fries and hubby got the hamburger.... he ordered a second one after my daughter took over his food....... tux fries were excellent.....hubby really liked the hamburger and he doesn't even like beef.... brownie was warm.... got it it's ice...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Good food, awesome coffee, friendly staff, free wifi. Best breakfest place around. Owner speaks many language. Gracias a todos

Thank Gabriel D
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This little cafe was perfect! The food while simple was perfect. Excellent flavor, very clean, friendly staff. They made us dishes that weren't even on the menu! The cook/server spoke a little English, the woman (who may have been the owner) was super friendly and...More

Thank Tracy L. H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Francisco de Orellana, Tena, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Napo Province  >  Tena
  • Phone Number: +593 6-288-7304
  • E-mail
Fight on the riverfront is Cafe Tortuga, a favorite foreigner hangout. This small cafe's charm comes from its attentive staff and simple, good food, including sweet and savory crepes, large sandwiches, soups, avocado stuffed with chicken or cheese, and beef chili. Many come for its yummy and filling breakfasts (served from 7 a.M.), While others come to cool off with an iced coffee, fresh fruit juice or homemade iced tea. There's free WiFi and a book exchange too. Monday-Saturday 7 a.M..-7 P.M., Sunday 7 a.M.-1 P.M.
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