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“The best food in the Galapagos!”

El Cafetal Galapagos
Price range: USD 12 - USD 1,000
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sea Food, Vegetarian Food, Traditional Food, Gourmet Food...
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Most likely the guy tending bar or filling your drinks is the owner. His girlfriend is the chef. She's outstanding. My husband swears the tuna was the best he's had in his life. A giant tuna steak cooked to perfection (most chefs in the islands cook the tuna to death...she cooked it perfectly).

We were lucky enough to be there on New Years. The food was outstanding.

Not to be missed!

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Thank Christine R
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018
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Que satisfacción saber que estamos trabajando bien y ustedes nuestros clientes están conformes, fue un placer haberlos atendido en nuestro pequeño lugar. muchas gracias por sus comentarios, saludos

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The waiter is knowledgeable and friendly, there are good and interesting vegetarian options and it's nice to sit at the square

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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018
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Nos alegra saber que disfrutaron de nuestros especiales y servicio. Seguimos trabajando siempre para que nuestros clientes estén satisfechos, saludos

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Tonight I had the best steak of tuna I have ever had in a restaurant. It was a special, so you may never be so lucky, and I may never eat fish again. Everyone else seemed to like theirs too, but I don’t care. This is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Puerto Villamil.

Thank Alex S
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018
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Muchas gracias por sus buenos comentarios, trabajamos siempre para dar el mejor servicio, saludos

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We were in Isabela Island for 3 nights, and went here for dinner/dessert 2 out of 3 nights. One of our tour guides recommended it, and so glad that she did! We got there early for dinner (by Ecuadorian standards) and were greeted by the owner - super friendly, nice guy! He showed us around the restaurant, introdcing us to the kitchen staff, showing us the courtyard, etc. It was a very pleasant experience overall.
The decor is so nice and well done - it was very bright, cheerful, and the tables outside are a must.
The food was great as well - my friend tried the vegetarian lasagna, and I had a plaintain with chicken and veggies - both were delicious!

Overall, a must visit when you're in Isabela. Probably on the more expensive end compared to other restaurants, but it's worth it!

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Thank Ssagar7
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017
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Muchas gracias por la opinión, nos complace que hayan disfrutado del cafetal en general. Saludos

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here two nights because the food is by far the best on Isabela and the music so much better than anywhere else. The vegetarian option in coconut sauce is outstanding, but really it seems you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The music is varied and eclectic and although I like alternative and my wife likes folk we both thoroughly enjoyed the selection. Nice change from the blaring distorted sound in so
many other restaurants.

Thank Mark N
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Elcafetal G, Propietario at El Cafetal Galapagos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017
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Fue un placer atenderlos, y me alegra les haya gustado todo. Muchas gracias por su opinión, es importante para nosotros y seguir dando un buen servicio.

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