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Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Vancouver, Canada
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220 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for a quick lunch. Prices are reasonable, portions are huge. You'll need some Spanish although our waiter did have a little English. Staff was very friendly and happy. All in all a good place to eat.

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Thank Dave D
Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Nice, laid back place in a good location near the fish market! Portions are good and prices are cheap, staff were friendly

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Thank scrizzle
Austin, Texas
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391 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

good tasting burgers (big and cheap) plus cheap beer. You may want to check this place out if you are on a budget.

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Thank CFEIII
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Huge portions for a decent price. We should have split the fried rice on an empty stomach. The food was good, and came out reasonable fast. A little odd to serve ketchup with fried rice if you ask me, but all good!

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Thank Jordan W
Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this place for a quick meal before leaving the island. The burger was delicious and only cost 4$. Very friendly local people.

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Thank oliver_perren
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place walking back from the research center. We ordered their 5$ burgers that comes with fries. The burgers aren't huge with massive amounts of toppings but they are only 5$. The mango shake was great as well.

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Thank CanaMum2
Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This is more like a family run business. Service is extremely slow, took about 1hr. I orders a garlic shrimp dish, there was hardly any garlic in it, honestly I couldn't taste any at all. It was covered in an oily dressing. I asked for streamed veggies with it, unfortunately it was over cooked and full of salt. Shrimps were... More 

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Thank Ash H
Quito, Ecuador
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186 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

On the corner adjacent to Il Giardino is a popular, unpretentious local cafe serving daily almuerzos, fast food, and fresh juices and batidos. Excellent value, reasonable food, and courteous service.

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Thank global3adventure
Columbia, Missouri
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718 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

… but this was the worst breakfast we had on the Galapagos. We'd just gotten off the morning ferry from Isabella and didn't have many options open for breakfast. The Tropic Bird was open, but lists only one breakfast option, the "continental" … large crescent roll, tasteless local cheese, small scrambled egg, and Nescafe. The mediocrity of the food was... More 

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Thank LMOverby
Chichester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped into this corner local restaurant for the popular $4 set lunch. We have tried many set lunches in South America while Travelling the last 3 months and this was quite good- amazing fish soup, tropical juice and a shrimp curry (coconut sauce) with rice and beetroot salad. Friendly service and quick! Worth a stop- just look for the locals... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora

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