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“First class restaurant in paradise”

Finch Bay Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 62 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$65
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Delicious, healthy international and Galapagos-inspired dishes are prepared daily by the Hotel's Head Chef Emilio Dalmau, using the freshest ingredients - including many from our organic vegetable garden "Chakrita". Vegetarian and special requirements can be accommodated.
Reviewed December 17, 2017

The Finch Bay Hotel restaurant is excellent. It was a welcome retreat after 5 long days of exploring. The food taste and presentation were outstanding without exception. I've never eaten bread that melts in your mouth but their bread does just that. Each night we ordered the 4-course daily menu and for the most part picked the local fresh fish as our main. The sesame encrusted tuna was my absolute favorite. The fresh herbs are grown on the property. We learned that the chef had recently received a prestigious culinary award. So deserving! And what a special surprise on our last night when Renato, the property's new manager set up a special table for us out by the pool overlooking the bay. Renato, the maitre'd and the close attention of our waiter, made it a night to remember. The restaurant also supplied the meals for 2 of our snorkeling trips on the Sea Lion, Finch Bay's Cruiser, which took us on day trips. We'll never forget our stay at Finch Bay. We were made to feel very special.

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2  Thank Karen R
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

The food is only so so, some meals ok, others ordinary. The service is very willing and friendly and all in a nice setting.

Thank Drew M
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

The place is beautiful, as part of a 5 stars hotel, but you don't need to be a guest to eat in here.

So far one of the best dinners I've ever had.

Even considering the place, environment, quality and location are amazing, the food is the star (as the service, too). The chef is a step forward your expectations, we asked 4 different dishes and every one was absolutely incredible.

We had the chance to know the Chef (Emilio), a young star who uses mostly local ingredients to create amazing main courses. You can feel passion, quality and unique flavor in the food.

The service is not less perfect as the food.

Get there is easy once you arrive to Santa Cruz Island. If you are not staying at the hotel, you have to go to the port, take a boat (taxi) and cross the canal (2 minutes, 1 USD), then walk 5 minutes through a beautiful path to Finch Bay Hotel.

Tip: there are not so many taxis (boats) after midnight, so it's possible to use the boat used for the hotel's staff, so you don't have to wait.

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2  Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We went for a special dinner in our honey moon. The food was extremely nice and tasty yet the place (outdoor table with sea view) and host (Cesar- fabulous) really made the difference. Highly recommended for an incredible experience.

2  Thank Fer A
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had dinner here on two nights. Once with the snack menu sitting by the pool - hamburgers were great. Once in the more formal dining room inside. Meals and service were fantastic and a great wine list.

1  Thank DF61
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