The 10 Best Restaurants in the Galapagos Islands

Finch Bay Hotel Restaurant | Finch Bay Hotel/ Facebook
Finch Bay Hotel Restaurant | Finch Bay Hotel/ Facebook
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20 October 2017

From lobsters to tuna and ceviche to fish tacos, the Galapagos Islands are known for amazing seafood, but the islands have much more than that in store, with great restaurants serving vegetarian options, pizzas, and steak. Here are the best restaurants in the Galapagos.

Galapagos Deli

Cafe, Deli, Dessert, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Fancy an ice cream after a trip to the other islands? Galapagos Deli is the perfect place to cool down with some dessert. Not only that, it also has great pizza and breakfast (served from 7a.m.).

Finch Bay Restaurant

Hotel
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Finch Bay Restaurant, part of the award-winning Finch Bay Hotel in Puerto Ayora, is considered by many to be one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Galapagos Islands with excellent menu options for seafood-lovers, vegetarians, Ecuadorian, and international dishes.

Booby Trap

Diner, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, South American, Seafood, Vegetarian, $$$
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Fish Taco
Fish Taco | Courtesy of Cathrine Ebeling / Facebook

Considered the best restaurant on Isabela Island for American or Ecuadorian cuisine, Booby Trap offers good pizzas, fish tacos, and desserts, as well as a very cozy and laid-back atmosphere.

Los Kioskos

Restaurant, Seafood, Street Food
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Los Kiosko
Los Kiosko | © Rowan Palmer / Flickr

Want to know where to get the cheapest lobster or the freshest fish? Los Kioskos, local and cheap street seafood, is the place to be. Whether you are looking for a place for dinner or even food after gone clubbing, Kioskos chefs will cook it right in front of you.

Meal service:

Takeaway, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Open Kitchen, Outdoors

Isla Grill

Bar, Vegetarian, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, $$$
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Pizza. Eat
Pizza. Eat | Courtesy of Pizza.Eat / Facebook

Feel like a drink while getting a steak? Isla Grill is the place and offers everything from vegetarian dishes, seafood, ribs, and burgers. Isla Grill is a popular restaurant on one of Puerto Ayora’s main streets, making it fairly easy to find when walking around hungry.

Cri's Burger Factory

Bar, Bistro, American, Fast Food, $$$
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Considered the best burger place in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Cri’s has reasonably priced and good-sized hamburgers served with fries and multiple topping options.

La Garrapata

Diner, Restaurant, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Lomo a la Brasa
Lomo a la Brasa | Courtesy of La Garrapata / Facebook

La Garrapata, known for its friendly staff (with some waiters working there for years), has a large menu of seafood, steaks, pasta, and delicious desserts. It’s quite popular, so get here early or book a table as it fills up quickly.

El Descanso Marinero

Restaurant, South American, Seafood, Vegetarian, $$$
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El Descanso Marinero, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
El Descanso Marinero, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

The adorable El Descanso Marinero restaurant on San Cristobal Island serves beautiful seafood dishes prepared with passion and has a wonderfully casual atmosphere. Staff even offers insect repellent when the mosquitoes are at their most aggressive.

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual

Coco Surf

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Patacón pisao de lomo y pollo solo
Patacón pisao de lomo y pollo solo | Courtesy Coco Surf/ Facebook

Enjoy the ocean breeze sitting at one of the best restaurants on Isabela Island, Coco Surf in Puerto Villamil. Along with serving delicious seafood and crispy rice dishes, the restaurant is also known for some of the best cocktails in town.

Pizza.Eat

Pizzeria, Fast Food, Italian, $$$
Pizza. Eat
Pizza. Eat | Courtesy of Pizza.Eat / Facebook

Is straight seafood not really your thing? Don’t worry, Pizza Eat has great pizza as well. Get delicious pizza, or choose between calzones, pies, and focaccia breads.