Galapagos Gastronomy

Dishes traditional to the Galapagos are simple, light, and fresh which is representative of the pacific coast of Ecuador. The dishes include meat, yucca, fish, and seafood. A Galapagos breakfast typically includes fried dumplings made from green plantains or fresh fruit. There are also a variety of interesting fruit juices like tree tomato, guanabana, and passion fruit. While many of the exotic fruits enjoyed on the Islands are actually imported from the mainland, they are still enjoyed by the locals on a daily basis. Thick fish-based soups such as encebollado are commonly found in most of the Galapagos Islands restaurants and typically also include yucca, chilies, and onion. There is also an abundance of amazing seafood options. Several must-haves include lobster, shrimp ceviche, and if you’re feeling brave, sea cucumber. All of the restaurants on the Galapagos Islands are located in the towns on the main islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isla Isabela. There are also international menus and dishes for those who are not in the mood for seafood and plantains.