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“Love the food, ambience and service!!”

El Cafetal Galapagos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: SEA FOOD, VEGETARIAN FOOD, TRADITIONAL FOOD, GOURMET FOOD...
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
“Love the food, ambience and service!!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We just spent a week in Isabela island and ate at El Cafetal 4 times!!

Albert and Veronica rock! the food is incredible, the location is awesome and the service is 7 stars!

Try the swordfish and lobster - it is seriously the best!

and the ceviche!

Definitely going back!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this review, 28 October 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
“Best restaurant in the Galapagos!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We just returned from an 8 day trip in the Galapagos where we stayed on Santa Cruz and Isabella. Most of the restaurants we ate in had very similar menus and the food was good but not amazing. El Cafetal was definitely the best place we ate the whole trip - we even went back two nights in a row! The ingredients are fresh and the menu has more variety than others in the area. We had a delicious vegetable soup the first night and were disappointed that it wasn't on the menu the second night. When we asked the waiter he said the chef would be happy to make it for us again - and she did! Great service and quality - definitely a must try in Isabella.

  • Visited July 2014
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
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muchas gracias por su comentario, saludos
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Orlando
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“El Cafetel serves up delicious food”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from a nine day journey through the Galapagos Islands and this restaurant was our favorite. Normally I'd reserve a five star rating for a super special occasion restaurant - but this restaurant , while not a fancy place deserves that rating when it's location on a remote island and competition is considered. We started with a fabulous Caprese salad - delicious tomatoes and mozarella. Then the main course - I had the seafood and rice dish and my wife had the chicken with mushroom sauce. The presentation and quality of food really surprised us!!! It looked so awesome! We finished with passion fruit and blackberry mousse. I wish we could've eaten every meal here during our visit to the islands.

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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
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gracias por su opinión... saludos!!!
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Miles above the rest”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was by far the best meal we had on Isabela. All the other restaurants are very similar with the same set menu and after 4 days of these we were ready for a change. I had the beef lasagne and my boyfriend had swordfish both cooked perfectly and were really good value. If only we'd of found this place before our last night there!

  • Visited April 2014
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
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gracias por su opinión...Saludos!!!
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D.C.
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“Great place”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Seafood. High end for Galapagos. Nicest restaurant in Villamil. Owner/chef is from Columbia. Terrific tuna. Husband had the octopus which also was good, but the tuna was better. – smile -

  • Visited June 2013
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
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gracias por su opinión..Saludos!!!
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