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Renato's

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Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Washington
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All restaurants, lunch or dinner, offer pretty much the same good food at good prices: Standard soup+rice plate lunches for $5, or grilled fresh lobster/fish dinners for $12 (per person). We ate here about ten times in two weeks and were never disappointed (or ill). The grilled corn ("choclo", which is first boiled, then grilled) is outstanding. Good people-watching, too.

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Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Chicago
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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good experience and good fresh fish. Small storefront that opens at 6PM when they put the table in the middle of the street.

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Thank wildlifeship
Pinedale, Wyoming, Usa
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews say the Calle de Kioscas (Kiosk Street) is the name given to part of the street which after 6pm is closed off and all the restaurants ("kiosks") set up tables and chairs and light their outside bbq grills. You can choose lobster, fish, chicken etc and it is all prepared and cooked when you order. Very "Ecuadorian... More 

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Thank WyoBus
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting setting. The street closes for the evening and all of the restaurants pour out into the street for a street food fest. There are many choices and this one was ours. Lobster was ordered many ways by our group and all said it was delicious. I had the fish with coconut and it was also yummy.

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Thank Nancy G
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Don't know why it is rated so low. I love this place. Great local eats for cheap. The best part is the dinner time after sunset. The whole block is set up as outside eatery with fresh fish. We chose a $25 one grilled and it is probably three pounds or more. The two of us were completely stuffed and... More 

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Thank Leewho
Lincoln NE
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Really enjoyed the bruja cooked over coals - a delicious fish; great service and good pasta dishes. More economical than other restaraunts.

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Thank AbuelitaSuzy
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had a delicious grilled lobster dinner for $15 (I believe the lobster dinner is $15, $20 or $25 depending on the size of the lobster, freshly caught the same day). You get a plate with the lobster cut in half, and a 2nd plate with rice, small salad and fried plantain chips with spicy salsa.

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Thank 1dragonlady
Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

They entice you with discounts and free samples but the food was good and well priced. I had the breaded steak and the othrrs had seafood

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Thank Oscar M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I ate here almost 3 times a day and a few times in a week, because it was so cheap. The foods were delicious and there were a lot of options. Local eats here so you know this is a good place to eat. Lunch which typically includes rice and choice of meat (beef, chicken, fish) salad, and soup for... More 

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Thank Lauratheexplora
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Small portion. Tuna was not fresh. Tasted dry & fishy. A mound of rice and 2 slices of overlooked dry plantain. Horrible. $10. Save yourself the time & money. I just finished dinner and I'm still hungry. Yuck.

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Thank TrainHardWinEasy

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Just off corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford | 1/2 block of local food vendors, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Description
Renato's. They are located just off the corner of Av Baltra and Charles Binford. It's a street that comes alive at night with many little restaurants grilling various different types of food. Renato is actually the man at the grill and owner, a great fellow at that. This is definetly good food at a reasonable price. You can get a meal anywhere from $5.00 to a full lobster (when in season) for $25.00. Just visited there in mid October 2011. I believe the street is also referred to as the Kiosko. We also ate at some other restaurants in Puerto Ayora, but this one had a real adventurous and local feel.

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