the rock• 13 comments •
The Rock is a restaurant that we frequented whilst in Puerto Ayora. This post is only a brief reprieve from the animal posts that have been taking over our blog lately. The wildlife is really the primary reason anyone visits the Galápagos, so hopefully you guys like sea lions and birds (...and more iguanas).
Most of the restaurants in Puerto Ayora have a really 'laid-back' and relaxed feel to them. Dim lighting and music by The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and Bob Marley made it easy to hang out for much too long.
Refreshing and exotic fruit juices seem to be a necessity in the balmy Galápagos weather, and The Rock did not disappoint. They also have some interestingly titled mixed drinks for all you alcoholics, such as Blue Boobies Margarita and Sex on Tortuga Bay.
We should note that all of the other restaurants we went to around Puerto Ayora were crap. Not only was the food horrible or undercooked, every single dish made us sick - even spaghetti sans meat (how?!) It also seems that the vast majority of places to eat did not serve local fare and only catered to tourists. Since Puerto Ayora is such a small town, we literally tried all of the restaurants there. As soon as we found The Rock, we didn't eat anywhere else!