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Dharma Beach Restaurant

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100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
+593 93 960 0426
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a new chef from Germany and he found us walking down the beach of Olon so we tried it the last day we were there. We just kind of let him bring out what he thought we should eat and everything was amazing! A little pricier than other places down there but nothing compared to the states... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best trendy place to stay in Montañita if you want to be near town but in a nice secluded beach spa.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate lunch at Dharma while on vacation near Montanita during Carnival week, so, it was especially busy but the service was still great and the food was better than I expected. It was one of the nicest places we found in town...most of the rest of the places are more or less cheap eats type of places....I would go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The excellent service in dharma beach is well known in Montanita. I was eating there may times and the food, also the seafood is always fresh and tasty. The juices where made fresh and the coffee is high quality from an Italian coffee machine.

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Cotacachi, EC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great view (right on the beach). Excellent food. Relaxed service. We ate here several times during our 4-day stay in Montanita. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Fun friendly place right on the beach Great service and tasty dishes The fish in coconut is Devine! Nice and big venue, so great for a party or large groups

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maxiroxy, Director de Recepción at Dharma Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank so much for the comments, we appreciate it. More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's the most unique looking place in town, a landmark. The restaurant is a bit pricey for budget travelers, qbut probably perfect for those looking for something classy without the "fine cuisine" label attached. Like most places in town smoking is allowed, so if you;re not into smoke, get a seat by the beach where the breeze always blows in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is one of the fanciest restaurants in Montanita, situated by the ocean. We ordered cocktails, then shared an appetizer of nachos with meat and cheese. We ordered fish and seafood encocada (in coconut sauce) and a fried shrimp dish with a bottle of wine. Everything was perfect except for the salt. It was much too salty especially the fries.... More 

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maxiroxy, Manager at Dharma Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback, we really appreciate! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most surreal moments of my life. After a beautiful sunset, we were here for the earthquake, and after the anxiety of it all, the barmaid was incredibly lovely and once we knew there wasn't to be a tsunami, we still got our food and had a great meal despite the exceptional circumstances. Highly recommend and... More 

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maxiroxy, Manager at Dharma Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

For all of us was a shoking moment but we carry on, hope see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Food was great. People were friendly. They speak English. Our server even gave us mosquito guard one night when he noticed we were being eaten alive. They also take cards. Not cheap though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Peruvian, International, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 metros Norte del rio de Montanita, frente al mar, Montanita, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Montanita
  • Phone Number: +593 93 960 0426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?