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“A solid meh, except for the food poisoning”

Isabela Grill Steak House
Price range: US$4 - US$22
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Description: Isabela Grill Steak House pone a la disposicion de sus clientes un amplio y variado menu cuya especialidad es la carne y la comida del mar. Nuestro personal es idoneo y tiene una amplia experiencia en la preparacion de los mas conocidos platos de nuestro pais y tambien del extranjero. Utilizamos los mejores ingredientes para obtener los mas deliciosos platos que seran el deleite de todos nuestros clientes.
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The Isabela Grill Steak House was recommended by our local guide. Puerto Villamil being the small town that it is, there is nothing especially upscale and the IGSH definitely fits into that local/not-upscale category...which is fine. Still, there are some minimum standards...

We were seated promptly but service after that was weak. There was no fresh fish available, tough to explain for a town where fishing and tourism for the basis for the local economy. We ordered the mixed seafood with pasta and the octopus with pesto.

The bread delivered to the table was dry and forgettable. The mixed seafood pasta was tasty, but could have used more seafood compared to the level of pasta. My daughter enjoyed the octopus but became wickedly ill the following day and for the next 36 hours. I tasted her dish and was similarly affected, but not as bad.

These sort of things can happen anywhere, but between the food poisoning, the weak service, the lame bread and the absence of fresh fish, "Poor" may be too strong.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Great atmosphere and great food. The restaurant is centrally located on the main avenue. The waiter was pleasant and efficient.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I went with 3 friends who are all meat eaters. I ordered an array of salads that were just OK. As a vegetarian, you can find a better option somewhere else. Meat eaters, my friends enjoyed it.

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

The best option to enjoy delicious charcoal-grilled meat or seafood, just few meters from the main street in Puerto Villamil. The restaurant offers a large variety of further dishes like pasta, risotto or different kinds of fresh salads. If you just want a snack, a hamburger or a club-sandwich might be the right choice. The staff of Isabela Grill, a family-owned restaurant, is friendly and passionate about the services they offer. Individual people are as welcome as families with children or larger groups. I felt very comfortable and well-served in the restaurant and enjoyed the food a lot!

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