The Galápagos Islands


Top ChoiceSeafood in Puerto Villamil

Coco Surf

This sidewalk cafe serves up some of the tastiest seafood dishes in all of the Galápagos, and you'll hardly notice the high price points once the live band starts jamming out to jazzy island tunes. The tuna...

Seafood in Puerto Villamil


Esmeraldas native Geanny Bennett Valencia cooks up some of the best dishes in town. Mouth-watering encocados (coconut stews) are the favorite, served in versions like camarones (shrimp), langosta (lobster) or...

Deli in Puerto Ayora

Galápagos Deli

Tired of standard almuerzos (set lunches)? Head to this sleek and modern place for brick-oven pizza (small $6.50 to $9.75) and high-quality deli sandwiches ($4.70 to $8.75), as well as fish and chips, espresso...

Barbecue in Puerto Ayora

Isla Grill

This buzzing grillhouse serves satisfying plates of grilled meat and seafood. Among the top picks: costillitas (pork ribs), mariscada (char-grilled shrimp, octopus and calamari) and churrasquito de mimi (a...

Japanese in Puerto Ayora


Located inside Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, Almar prepares its seafood dishes with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The big draw is sitting on the back waterside deck where sea lions have free rein.

Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora


Good tunes, cool breezes and tasty Ecuadorian and international dishes (seared tuna, grilled seafood platters and fish in coconut sauce) draw a lively crowd most nights. It's pricey but casual, with open sides...

International in Puerto Ayora

Il Giardino

This open-air Italian trattoria boasts a lovely patio dining area, good meat and seafood dishes, plus decadent desserts. An heladería (ice-cream shop) is attached.

Middle Eastern in Puerto Villamil

Shawerma Hot

A short stroll east of the main square, a rustic, thatch-roofed hut whips up tasty chicken shawermas, falafel wraps and salchipapas (potatoes and sausage).

Ecuadorian in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Calypso Restaurant

The Calypso does good seafood dishes (such as the festival calypso, a mixed seafood plate in coconut and ginger sauce), as well as burgers, pizzas and salads. It’s an informal place with outdoor seating, and it’s...

Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora


This lively restaurant on the main strip serves up seafood and grilled dishes, including peppery seared tuna, pork ribs with pineapple salsa, and linguini with coconut and lobster. For something lighter (and...

International in Puerto Ayora

La Cueva de Gus

This picturesque open-air spot perched over the water serves tasty fish and lobster, pizzas and bistro fare. It's attached to Angermeyer Point Hotel; to get there, take a water taxi from the pier.

Cafe in Puerto Ayora

Casa del Lago Café Cultural

This boho cafe with a few indoor and outdoor patio tables serves excellent breakfasts, sandwiches, empanadas and salads, as well as homemade cakes, fruit drinks and brewed coffee.

International in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Casa Blanca Cafe

Steps from the pier, this open-air cafe is one of the most popular spots in town. Stop in for tuna or chicken sandwiches, burgers, empanadas, cappuccinos and other snacks.

Ecuadorian in Puerto Ayora

Lo & Lo

A little open-sided place that does ceviche, grilled fish, seco de chivo (goat stew) and balones (mashed plantain balls).

Bakery in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Cuencan Taste

Join afternoon crowds for fresh-baked magnificence: chocolate or cinnamon bread, empanadas, pastries, and fruit and custard tarts.

Seafood in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

El Descanso Marinero

Ceviche, lobster and other fresh-caught seafood is served up in a lovely outdoor garden with picnic tables.

Ecuadorian in Puerto Villamil

Restaurante El Cafetal

This contemporary little spot on the central plaza has creative, carefully prepared dishes with a changing menu of hits including ceviches (there's also a vegetarian version), grilled fish, chicken with mushrooms...

Supermarket in Puerto Ayora

Proinsular Supermarket

A short stroll from the pier, this place has food, beer, wine, toiletries, sunblock and other necessities. Don't miss the decent cinnamon rolls and croissants (on the left after you enter). The upstairs cafe...

Cafe in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

La Zayapa

This laid-back cafe has the best wi-fi on the waterfront; sit at one of the outdoor tables nursing an iced coffee, a sandwich or a dessert. There's also a good-value guesthouse in back (per person $40 to $50).

Ecuadorian in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno


Rosita serves up popular set lunches ($6) in an appealing open-sided eatery with wood details and curious decorations (football jerseys hanging from the rafters, mounted fish, surfboards).