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US$3 - US$8
Cafe, International, South American, Ecuadorean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 September 2021

Great and only place I actually liked having breakfast. Great service and food! Panninis are my absolute fav and now they have coffee varieties cold and hot! I do recommend this place

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Yummy! This is a great place for a meal! I had the vegetarian burger with salad and it was really good! The salad was fresh and tasty! The staff is super friendly. Atmosphere is great oh.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

Wonderful food prepared with lots of love and care. Andres was great, fully bilingual in both English and Spanish and very fun to talk to. The food was amazing, especially the drinks. Overall I highly recommend this restauront to anyone looking for good food and...laid back atmosphere in Tena.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021

I visited Tena for a week. I visited cafe tortuga and loved it. I came back every other day. The service is great, the atmosphere amazing for chilling or working. I tried almost all the menu and was delighted every time. Cafe Tortuga is a...MUST if you come to Tena! ThanksMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Cafe Tortuga, Owner at Cafe Tortuga, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2021

Hola jOehw ! We appreciate your honest review. Our team works really hard to make sure every custumer is satisfied ! Hope you had a great time in Tena, we sure had a great time everytime you visited ! Cheers !

Reviewed 7 May 2021

No credit card not bank transfer accepted. And atm around doesn't work. Isn't this supposed to be the best place in town? I don't think so. So frustrating 😤More

Date of visit: May 2021
Cafe Tortuga, Owner at Cafe Tortuga, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2021

Dear Juan Diego, thank you for your comment. We understand your frustration. Too bad the ATMs didn't work for you, and you were out of cash. Your comment seems very unfair to me, since we ACCEPTED your transfer, so what you manifest in your review...More

Reviewed 19 February 2021

The vegetarian food was absolutely delicious the two times I visited (the chocolate brownie is a must also). The staff were really friendly and accommodated me when I had to take a meeting in the middle of the day by turning the music down and...allowing me to use their charger ports. They go out of their way to make sure you are well fed, comfortable and ready for the journey ahead.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Cafe Tortuga, Owner at Cafe Tortuga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2021

Hola Matthew ! Thanks for your support and for your review. The #tortulovers TEAM is delighted you found that Café Tortuga was the right decision and you had such a good time. We trust you will enjoy the rest of your travels here just as...More

Reviewed 16 September 2020

This place seems to have shut down because of COVID. Not sure if they will open back up. I personally never really liked the food here too much. It seemed like a place for foreigners and a little overpriced for Tena.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Cafetortugatena, Propietario at Cafe Tortuga, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2020

Hola Jonathan K. Café Tortuga was closed for the last 6 months due to the COVID 19 pandemic. During this time, there was a change of administration. We are really honored to have Cafe Tortuga, an icon of Tena, under our management. We have spent...More

Reviewed 20 December 2019

thats the place to be for having more western type food with a jungle twist. and is next to the rafting shop, s best spot for breaky before hitting the waters.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and great freshly prepared food. The soups are delicious. The cafe also has local information.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 October 2019

I had many breakfasts here while I was staying in Tena. If you are craving more Western-style food then look no further (the owner and some of her staff also speak English). All of the food is fresh and using local ingredients where possible. Even...the ice-cream and jam is handmade. I can highly recommend 'Josh's Ginger Float'. Not only is the food delicious but its a great place to chill out beside the river. They have lots of travel resources to browse through and fast WIFI. I will miss these breakfasts!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Cafe Tortuga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5