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El Cafetal Galapagos

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
+593 5-301-6775
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The manager/owner was super friendly and served us very well giving us the details of our food ordered, food came really fast comparing to other places in Isabella.. food is presented in an amazing way and the taste is marvelous. Highly recommended if you are here and want to have a better service and quality food.

Thank NoriLu
Washington, DC
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 11 people, some Ecuadorian, some American. I went in with my dad and asked for a menu. After looking at it and deciding to stay, I asked for a table for 11. The manager looked at me and asked me if I had read the menu. I said yes, that I wanted a table for... More 

Thank mireyaguerra
Ferny Hills
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely on the more expensive end of dining options on the island - but you're on holiday and it's worth splurging to eat here at least once. The food is excellent. I ordered the Lobster which was delicious. We had a big group so food took a bit longer but the manager was very attentive. We couldn't split the bill... More 

Thank 514rebeccac
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197 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously amazing food on a quite dirt road on Isabella Island. A wonderful restaurant with high quality ingredients and a creative chef. The ceviche is worth the 20 minute wait for them to prepare it. It is made it order. The fresh fish meals were also delicious. The server Adalbar was personable and attentive. This is a wonderful all around... More 

Thank CaliTraveler23
Bengaluru, India
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's pricey, but the fish is thicker and grilled beautifully. Mashed potatoes are a welcome change from rice. Dessert was very good. Service great.

Thank J0a0zinh0
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for healthy, organic ingredients. This is the place to eat. Me and my friends had many times coffee, dessert or fresh fish plates. Everything is originally cooked, all is fresh. we were beyond satisfied. The gap of quality between this restaurant and the other restaurants in town is big. This is definitely my place to eat... More 

Thank vivagalapagos
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a mixed experience. The food is truly excellent (best we had in ecaudor) but the manager is a conman and left a bad taste in our mouths. If you don't care about the whole experience this could be the place for you. If being treated with respect matters as well as the food, head down the road... More 

Thank megs-eleven11
North Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

El Cafetal serves up some amazing food. It is rated as one of the best for a good reason. The encocados are delicious, and the bbq seafood plate is fantastic as well. Bring your appetite the portions are big!

Thank skipnstone
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went to El Cafetal twice, once with our family of six, and once just my wife and I. Both times the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The tuna steak cooked medium rare was out f this world, fresh, tasty, and cooked to perfection. The second time we opted for the tenderloin which was also cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank RRotundo
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

First off got to say the food was great! Headline: was charged $45 for something that's $30 on the menu. Ordered the Galapagos lobster $45. Only to be told it was not in season. And that we could only have the Chinese lobster $30. The manager explained for a good 5 minutes the difference between the two. I really wasn't... More 

Thank Dan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Park | Central Park, Puerto Villamil 200250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Isabela  >  Puerto Villamil
  • Phone Number: +593 5-301-6775

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