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The Rock

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Fusion, Gastropub
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Avendia Charles Darwin | Islas plazas, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
+593 5-252-4289
14:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 14:00 - 23:00
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Lincoln NE
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was friendly and fun and drink deals delicious; we just had snacks, but the meals going to other tables looked fantastic.

Thank AbuelitaSuzy
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good menu and service! We really enjoyed dinner with friends. They offer a nice array of food types and all were great!

Thank FL-Jan
Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for the ribs. My girlfriend wanted them. I had the burger and breaded fish. That was okay. The ribs were a very big mistake. No meat at all, and that for 18,99. The daquiari she had also missed some flavor. Toilets were clean. But all together not special.

Thank Jasper v
Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Got a recommendation from the owner of the villa we rented. He knows the island well - it was our first night and we had a blast. The server spoke very good english (most do) and was playful but not rude. He checked with us regularly - we were in no hurry. His recommendations were excellent (Tuna and Burger). Food... More 

Thank Powellre
London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having been to Puerto ayora twice in two years, and tried various places, we all agreed this was the best restaurant. Great ceviche. Large portions. They do fish and meat well.

Thank Granduelle
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great happy hour here! Hamburger was average but for the island it was great!good location neat the center of town. Close to dive shops to make plans for day trips!

Thank Jimmy E
Fremantle, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great spot for people watching and funky laid back interior. We stopped in for the happy hour special in a 2 hour break off the boat and ended up adding tables in with our group swelling to 16 people within 20 minutes of arriving. The staff were great finding tables and chairs to add even though they were already quite... More 

Thank Jammin48
Basel, Switzerland
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We spent some excellent time here drinking two for one Caipirinhas on two occasions. We also tried some of the appetizers. Drinks and food were delicious both times we visited. Service was friendly and attentive. Good place for pre-dinner drinks at the very least.

Thank Plesiosaur
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The Rock is recommented in Lonly Planet so we went there for Dinner. The food was amazing but not for low budget traveler. We had lobster, Shrimps and Tuna with pasta and it tasted amazing! The Cocktails were also really good. TIP: happy hour is from 5-7 pm where you get one free (limited Cocktails)

Thank purzel_le
San Antonio,
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Delightful evening dinner outside - attentive staff. Food very good - recommend almost any soup in Ecuador. Centrally located.

Thank Kathleen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Seafood, Fusion, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avendia Charles Darwin | Islas plazas, Puerto Ayora 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-4289

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