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Finch Bay Restaurant

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Punta Estrada | Playa de los Alemanes Galapagos Islands, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6297
06:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant in Santa Cruz. Even if you are not staying at the Finch Bay Hotel, you should try to get a reservation here. We had lunch outside by the pool, and everything we ordered was great. I especially enjoyed the risotto. If you are going a little bit later in the afternoon, they have a great happy hour as... More 

1 Thank Veronica S
Guayaquil, Ecuador
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing! I'm not really a fan of seafood as a main dish, but I took the advice of Manuel our waiter and ordered the tuna... OMG it was really good literally the best I have ever had, perfect cooked and seasoned. My friends had the steak and risotto and everything overall was heaven. I would def recommend... More 

1 Thank diamun0z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The first time I visited this beautiful restaurant was for a romantic surprise birthday lunch with my boyfriend, for which it was the perfect beautiful setting; stunning sea view right next to the beach yet still private and relaxing. I was so impressed with the excellent service and exquisite food by the incredibly talented chef Fabricio Hidalgo that I returned... More 

1 Thank Lydia K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The Finch Bay Restaurant is a gem in Santa Cruz Island. My experience from the moment I arrived until the moment I left was amazing. The charming environment and friendly staff, specially The Head Chef Fabrizio Hidalgo, made my visit at this restaurant a five star experience. Fabricio recommended a delicious Thai soup and the Seafood Tapas. Everything was excellent.... More 

1 Thank Jaime P
Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Having lunch or dinner at the Finch Bay is by far an amazing experience. Even though is located on an island you can have anything you desire for while enjoying your meal. Great Menu; my favorites dishes are the Ceviche mixto for lunch and for dinner the 'Atun sellado' or the lobster which is delicious. Great wine list, either for... More 

1 Thank FaduaNogalesAucar
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The meals here were some of the finest I have ever had. Beautifully plated and served with options to meet your dining needs. The use of local ingredients - most notably the fruits, vegetables, and seafood, was appreciated. I am still dreaming about blackberries. Service from everyone was friendly and prompt. We were even able to meet the head chef... More 

1 Thank Tiffany H
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We booked this as a special dinner out while on our Honeymoon in the Galapagos. We made a great decision. The food choices were wonderful and thoughtfully prepared. They had delicious cocktails and beautiful decor. The hotel and grounds are gorgeous! Great views!

1 Thank BeachyKeen15
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were guests at this hotel and ate breakfast and dinner here. Everything was excellent. I had fish most nights and they were always wonderful. Good wine selection too. Most memorable meal - grouper with a coconut based sauce. Most memorable dessert - rice pudding served gourmet style. Highly recommended.

1 Thank PiscesToo
Golfito, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You can get there with a small launch or about a 10 minute walk. There are numerous iguanas and birds. The hotel is new and elegant. But for the price we would have liked to stay here. We were here for their breakfast brunch. The restaurant is white and elegant. The items were as you would expect at a brunch.... More 

1 Thank Winslow11111
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, saltwater pool across from the beach. Contemporary design and luxurious accommodations.

1 Thank Arborside P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 65
International, Contemporary, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Estrada | Playa de los Alemanes Galapagos Islands, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6297
Delicious, healthy international and Galápagos-inspired dishes are prepared daily by the Hotel's Head Chef, Fabricio Hidalgo, using the freshest ingredients - including many from its organic vegetable garden "Chakrita". Vegetarian and special requirements can be accommodated.

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