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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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160 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner and plan to go back. Service is very nice and food was great. I had the seafood crepe and I just loved. After that, the nut cake with vanilla icecream. All delicious.

Thank Javier_mail2003
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The customer service was absolutely awful, our waiter was impatient, rude and slammed our drinks and food on the table each time and none of us were demanding anything unusual. The fish and prawns were crazy over cooked and dry. I can't stress enough how unfortunate this meal was given the a,pint of money we paid for it. I really... More 

Thank Hiba I
Lima Region, Peru
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was relaxing, staff were pleasant, the food fresh and prices as expected at this restaurant. Overall I wasn't too impressed with any of the food options on the island, however I will say that I dined here 3 times during my 4 day stay.

Thank whereintheworld45
Interlaken, Switzerland
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate there several times for lunch and for dinner. The dishes were ok all the way. But we missed passion - not only regardinf the dishes but also the staff. We felt rather treated than served - rather unusual on these islands.

Thank ergopublic
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just tried their salads, when I was fed up of the meriendas food and wanted something more "european" and they were good I thought. Also found it was a good spot for the happy hour where you can watch the nice sunset colourd on the small fishing harbour. Free wifi too.

Thank Joelle L
Sorsele, Sweden
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know - not even the Galápagos Islands are the pristine paradise it's meant to be - there are quite a few introduced and invasive species. But I would prefer not to have that proven to me by a Brown Rat (Rattus norwegicus) joining me and my friends for a drink!!! And just for good measure, the waiter made a... More 

Thank Mats N
Chester, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and conveniently. Service / staff was very friendly and the food was great. Our hotel helped to arrange this meal and there were plenty of choices for us and our kids.

Thank bergadious
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good local menu choices and exciting vibe; service very good and accommodating for a large group. Be sure to try some of their island cocktails.

Thank Ribig
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Giardino was recommended to us by a tour guide. We were seated immediately at a table wit ha gorgeous view. The restaurant was busy so we were given a free appetizer. Service was fast, friendly and the food was amazing. Good wine, great food wonderful atmosphere. A must visit while on the Island.

Thank bsloggins
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the bay (go to the upper level) with some awesome food and friendly service. Fish and seafood is crazy fresh, I have never had a Tuna filet like that!

Thank Mark__Moscow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6627
Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.

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