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Red Mangrove Aventura Restaurant

Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
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Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

This is the hotel restaurant and as such you would expect it to be a bit more expensive which it was. It is a lovely setting, either outside or inside with some big round tables and comfy seats but was let down by the sushi. The rice was too dry and not well seasoned so pretty disappointing, we should have... More 

Thank SmallBizOwner
Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Sushi was good and a great price. We shared several rolls. Teriyaki chicken was also very good. Very clean. Friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Thank ReneeFavoritePlaces
San Francisco
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

For this level of restaurant, the menu was very affordable - 4-piece nigiri was about $4-5 I believe, fish was fresh although very thinly sliced. Rice was sub-par and not sticky nor seasoned. Same rice affected the sushi rolls but fish and shrimp tempura were up to snuff. Fair pricing at $11-15 per roll which yielded 8 pieces each I... More 

Thank afternoonnaps
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

The location is really nice if you make it before the sun sets. We tried the sushi and didn't believe it was anything special. I would recommend it for pre-dinner drinks.

Thank Stefanie R
Washington, D.C.
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Red Mangrove has a sushi bar - a unique feature in the Galapagos. Service was so-so, but we enjoyed our food. Came in #2 (behind Isla Grill) due to taste and price. Red Mangrove was pricier than other options.

Thank eck2005
San Francisco, California
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230 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

The location with the view out to the bay and yet the seclusion of being located at the end of Charles Darwin Av. was very nice. The staff went above and beyond to sit us outside as a group of 5, as most of the tables were for smaller groups. They literally made a spot for us. The service was... More 

Thank CharlesThor
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

A great quiet relaxing spot for lunch on the back deck. You will see sea lions swimming under the deck and other wildlife. The best Caipirinhas! It's location is very close to the Darwin Center so go there in the morning then stop here for drinks and lunch. We did not do the buffet - personally don't like buffets. A... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Enjoyed nice buffet meals here during a three night stay in Santa Cruz during the nights of June 30, July 1, and July 5, 2012. The staff was excellent, too.

Thank vagabond07
Tustin CA
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136 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Although it was closed when we came one evening (cruise ship booking), we returned and enjoyed a delicious, unhurried meal with friends. Nice service, great sauces, moderate quantity, excellent presentation. A nice place.

Thank ExplorerMundi
El Cerrito, CA.
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Fun to sit on the deck and have cocktails. Didn't really taste food except for plantain chips which were delicious.Great view of harbor. Wear bug repellant!

Thank jennyclover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Charles Darwin | y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora 00000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: 5935932526564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?