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Rancho El Manzanillo

Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good37%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Rancho Manzanillo as one of our last stops, after the Charles Darwin centre and the Tortoise Reserve on Isabella. What a treat to actually see the tortoises out wandering around in the fields, along the roads, under the trees. Our very knowledgeable guide,...More

Thank wwrj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first turtle reserve visit in Santa Cruz. It was centrally located just off the main road coming in from Baltra. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting these gentle creatures. There were many giant tortoises and some younger ones too. They have...More

Thank infolific
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

First learn about the plodding wonders you’ve seen on the ride in through the well-done display. Then exchange your shoes for boots if it’s muddy and take a walk around. There are lots of tortoises and it’s an easy walk. We saw citrus and cedar...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited Rancho El Manzanillo on Santa Cruz Island for the Giant Tortoise Reserve, not for the restaurant. As part of a Metropolitan Touring cruise itinerary we stopped here to walk around the grounds with our Naturalist guides. We walked around the reserve on grassy...More

Thank greattripsrw
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We came here with our two small children. It was a wonderful wonderful place and I highly recommend coming here over the other tortoise reserves (such as el chato). This is a small family run farm. If it is muddy, they have big rubber boots...More

2  Thank mtngirl38
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I agree with other reviewers' assessment that Rancho El Manzanillo should be listed as an attraction/"thing to do" more than a restaurant. We had a very nice meal, with very good service, but the tortoises stole the show! We hiked for about an hour and...More

Thank Amarantah
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The family that owns this farm is really friendly and offers very good service to visitors. The farm is maintained very nicely and the Galapagos giant tortoises roam freely around the property. This weekend we explored their small lava tunnels as well. The food at...More

Thank paoladiazfreire
Reviewed 2 July 2017

So much nature surrounds this property. It is nice to see the giant tortoises and the many birds. After you get picked up from the airport this is a nice place to sit, eat and acclimate. We saw many "babies" roaming the property. Great options...More

Thank Heart2Travel2
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were brought by our guide to this property have lunch and meet the giant tortoises. The lunch was very good and the servers were very nice. We met the owner. We were lucky with the weather and there was no rain - although rubber...More

Thank PiscesToo
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Large numbers of tortoises to view! Great food, tea and coffee Many local flora to see up close Great on-site display of coffee making, cane sugar alcohol making and cane sugar syrup!!

1  Thank Ashley W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 092580608
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