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Rancho El Manzanillo

Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“juice” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here as part of our Celebrity Cruise. The buffet lunch was outstanding. The dancers were excellent. Being able to see the large tortoises in the wild was a highlight.

Thank ScouterVirginia
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited here after seeing relatively few tortoises in the wild on other islands. They are plentiful in captivity at the Darwin Center, but here they are in the wild and very abundant! They are in their natural elements here, and you can really see...More

Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Didn't really have anything to eat here except for a sample of rum and some juice. We did get to see giant tortoises in the wild which was really interesting and I liked it much better than seeing them at the breeding center on Isabela...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Came here in October 2017 to see all of the tortoises and have lunch as part of our tour. It is great to see the tortoises in the wild like this. Although this seems like somewhat of a tourist trap since there were buses of...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Excellent restaurant up in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. We had a buffet lunch in the open-air restaurant with great food and good variety. Wonderfull dessert also. Afterwards we went walking to see the giant tortoises. Went at our own pace and sat and...More

Thank Mick V
Reviewed 17 February 2018

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 26 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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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