Culinary Options in Galapagos Islands- Recommendations for Restaurants

With restaurants offering fresh local seafood, Argentinian dishes, pizza, desserts, local Galápagos coffee, vegetarian dishes, and cocktails made with local fruits and juices, the culinary options available in the Galápagos are sure to please any palate.*The restaurant La Garrapata is located on the island of Puerto Ayora. La Garrapata is a restaurant tourists and locals love to frequent. They present each patron meals which include seafood, chicken dishes, and some pasta dishes. Be sure to check out the night club, La Panga, located next door; offering Salsa music which invites you to dance the night away.

*La Tolda Azul- This restaurant offers patrons a meal where each plate is saturated with delicious, juicy steak or fresh lobster sure to fill and satiate after touring Puerto Ayora.

**Galápagos Deli- while visiting Santa Cruz Island you may be wanting something sweet. Look no further than the Galápagos Deli; ice cream and desserts made with local fruits is sure to provide your palate with a tasty treat.

**Isla Grill also located on the Island of Santa Cruz, is renowned for its juicy, fresh steak, burgers, ribs, local seafood, or a vegetarian dish. This local restaurant is easy to find and sure to please any appetite.

***Otay Restaurant located in San Cristóbal is dedicated to the preservation of the native gardens surrounding their organic eatery. Close to the ocean with incredible views, Otay offers an area outside to play football or volleyball. In the event you build up an appetite after a fun football or volleyball game, stick around for some delicious, fresh organic meals and two bars ready to satisfy your hunger and thirst!

***Booby Trap is ranked 2nd best out of 25 restaurants located on the island of Puerto Villamil by Trip Advisor. Menu items at Booby Trap are inspired by traditional American, Southwestern, and Ecuadorian meals.

***Shawarma Hot, a Middle Eastern restaurant located on the island of Isabella offers shawarma chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, swordfish, vegetarian options, and more, all of which travelers rave about and highly recommend.

***Rancho El Manzanillo- if you’re looking for local Ecuadorian food featuring vegetarian and vegan options, then look no further than Rancho El Manzanillo. They reside on the island of Santa Cruz. With a wide range of outdoor seating, you’re sure to view giant tortoises up close and personal.

***Angermeyer Waterfront Inn is not just a place to rest your head at night. Located on the island of Puerto Ayora, you will be dazzled with incredible ocean views while sea lions and turtles swim and play. This restaurant offers seafood, vegetarian, and gluten free meal options.

***The Rock Galapagos, are you looking for a Gastropub, seafood, fusion dishes, or maybe breakfast after diving and exploring the ocean? The Rock Galapagos is one of the few restaurants in Puerto Ayora open early in the morning to accommodate breakfast; they offer eggs, ham, and coffee and more. Their lunch and dinner menus consist of ceviche, octopus, shrimp, and travelers have raved about their yucca fries.

***The island of Santa Cruz offers a delectable restaurant, Fruta Café; stunning, picture-worthy desserts, and fresh seafood are some of the items on the menu. Open air seating and Wi-Fi are available for your dining experience.

***When you find yourself on the island of Puerto Ayora is Cafeteria Proinsular. A wonderful café with a beautiful view is located on the third floor above the Proinsular Market. Cafeteria Proinsular provides patrons Wi-Fi and a moderately priced menu. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

***Galápagos Sushi Bar is a must for anyone looking for fresh fish, well-disposed staff, cocktails, and delectable Japanese food on the island of Santa Cruz.

**After touring the research center on the island of Puerto Ayora, Tropic Bird Café is a low-cost eatery with big portions for a local “fast food” option. Tropic Bird Café offers seafood, South American, and American inspired meals. You’ll be sure to leave full and at a reasonable price.

*Recommended by Fodors

**Recommended by Frommers

***Recommended by Trip Advisor

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