Best restaurants in The Galápagos Islands

  • Restaurants 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 and delicious gelato. Because it’s on a block with few pedestrians, it feels like a secret.

  • Restaurants 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 particularly tender cut of steak). The plump salads are also first-rate.

  • Restaurants in Puerto Ayora

    Almar

    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.

  • Restaurants in Puerto Ayora

    Garrapata

    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 and a pebble floor.

  • Restaurants 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.

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    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 equally good for a coffee, a juice or a delicious slice of chocolate cake.

  • Restaurants in Puerto Ayora

    Rock

    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 cheaper), the big menu also features pastas, quesadillas and sandwiches.

  • Restaurants 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.

  • Restaurants 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.

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    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.

  • Restaurants 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).

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    Cuencan Taste

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

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    El Descanso Marinero

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

  • Restaurants 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 offers a good view of the pier.

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    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).

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    Rosita

    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).

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    Miconia

    Occupying the 2nd floor of the hotel of the same name, this open-sided restaurant has a fine setting, though the food (seafood, meat, pastas, pizzas) receives mixed reviews.

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    Cabaña Mi Grande

    This 2nd-floor perch whips up tasty smoothies, plus burgers, toasted sandwiches and good breakfasts including granola with fruit and yogurt.

  • Restaurants in Puerto Ayora

    Descanso del Guia

    Near the passenger pier, this bustling cafeteria is a handy spot for a quick bite.

  • Restaurants in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

    Lucky's

    This casual local favorite offers set lunches or dinners at rock-bottom prices.