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El Chocolate Galapagos

€€ - €€€Seafood,
Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“rice” (6 reviews)
“grilled fish” (2 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Ecuadorean
€€ - €€€
Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw fresh lobsters at the fish market and ended up buying one. We enjoyed a 6 pound steamed lobster with rice and veggies. Garlic and veggie sauced lobster was yummy. Mixed ceviche was also good. Rice was not my taste. Do not expect great service....More

Thank Bilge A
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Right across from the fish market. Sign outside says "buy your lobster or fish and we'll cook it". Thought that would be a fun experience and came away with a pricy dinner that tasted awful. Lobster was over steamed to make it tough to chew....More

Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Family of three for dinner. Arranged through an organized tour. Nice reception to standard Puerto Ayora dining room. Was offered chicken or fish with lack luster service. Chicken was average but tuna was bathed in a very salty sauce and overcooked. Other meals had soup...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had no place to go and stumbled upon this cheap restaurant with very few hopes to dine fine and quickly. Turned out to be one of the best meals of the trip — and quite inexpensive as well!

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

. We ate here for lunch and supper during an organized tour. The cost of our meals were included in the tour so I cannot comment on the cost. The pre-arranged menu offered us either fish, chicken or pasta. Each lunch meal included soup, a...More

Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is more focused on the huge tour groups that come through its doors. We had to get up and find a staff member to first get menus, then to order and 30min later to ask where our food was. Food wasn't anything special...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Beautiful view. Nice seafood dishes. I enjoy this place in the morning where you can watch the interaction at the fish-market everyday.

Thank vivagalapagos
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Santa Cruz Fish Market is right across the street from El Chocolate. When we saw the great lobsters at the Fish Market, we wanted to enjoy them. We asked the hostess at El Chocolate if they would cook the lobsters and add some sides...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We ate there a couple of time for Almuerzos. It s a little more expensive than the typical one (6 USD instead of 4 usually) but you get so much more quality: typically a nice soup but the main is usually great, a well grilled...More

1  Thank Globexperiment
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Wanting a light lunch, I ordered their tuna sandwich. It was literally chopped up, put on hamburger bun, with lettuce & tomato. Menu posted $5.50 but waiter insisted $10. Coffee was gross! Undrinkable. Location across from fish dock is great, but don't bother eating/dining here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Charles Darwin City Centre, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands
Lonely Planet review for El Chocolate GalápagosThis café across from the bank is an excellent place for people watching. Besides coffee, fruit drinks and chocolate cake, there's an extensive menu with everything from sandwiches and burgers to ceviches and saladsRead more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/the-galapagos-islands/puerto-ayora/restaurants/cafe/el-chocolate-galapagos#ixzz1rWk0mMN1
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