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La Garrapata

Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6264
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuna” (37 reviews)
“quinoa” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Three of us ate here and two were uninspired by the food. Terrific wait staff and ambiance, but the food was mostly ordinary. One had wahoo, a fish that is heavy and dry, so the slightest overcooking renders it tough. It was. The salad was...More

Thank AbuelitaSuzy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun place great food and the micro brews are really good! On the street but a wonderful breeze kept things cool!

Thank badger95
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has excellent food and ambience. The drinks were also good and the staff was attentive.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply wonderful...when we are on holidays we usually eat everyday in different places but this time we prefer always Garrapata for our dinners and drinks in the evening. Meals are top and they were always so kind. It's so difficult to meet people who even...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend had the fish ceviche and fish soup and loved it, i had the shrimp skewers and it was amazing, the wait staff was very nice and came over enough that we felt helped without feeling pressured, this was by far the best food...More

Thank slamdigity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was less than mediocre and the $31 mixed seafood dish appeared to be made of warmed up leftovers. Please see the photos. Typical tourist trap. I learned my lesson, again, and will not eat at the best locations in tourist hotspots.

Thank TomCulo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood here was incredibly fresh and cooked perfectly. I highly recommend the seafood BBQ and the Shrimps in coconut sauce with passion fruit. The service was polite and speedy too. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there based on the reviews here and it was close to out hostel. Service was quick and really friendly, food was great. Everything in Galapagos is expensive but at least we had value for money here. Would happily go back again.

Thank RosieMeadows
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing is cheap in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz so don't expect it! The Garrapata is by no means the most expensive but it has to be one of the most relaxed with very good service and an excellent array of good quality food. Our...More

Thank gramcan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an open air restaurant facing the street. Dinner was very good. Tuna steak in a pepper sauce was spectacular. One of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz.

Thank Christopher S
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Do you prepare the food using purified water and doyou accept credit cards?
21 May 2017|
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Response from CliffS418 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above comments. Credit Cards not an issue, for Visa or MasterCard, althouhg Amex is less broadly accepted although I can't recall if I/we tried Amex here or not. As for the water, you are correct to take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6264
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"La Garrapata" offer his clients exquisite dishes elaborated with the best fish, seafood, vegetables and meets, bought from producers in Galapagos. This restaurant employs in its majority only local worker, properly trained for producing dishes under the high standards of hygiene and quality. Furthermore it is a leader in application of environmental best practices, which help the sustainability and conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
The Restaurant "La Garrapata" pleases to attend you and we hope that our service will be of your complete satisfaction.
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