The eclectic Restaurante El Descanso del Guia is a local staple. It is popular for breakfasts: try the bolon de verde, a giant ball of cooked plantain: it's about as 'typical' as it gets. Also good are the fruit salads and secos de carne and pollo (chicken and beef soups) available for dine-in or to-go.
It is popular with locals for the inexpensive yet hearty fixed lunch and dinner menus. The sparse decorations and assorted furnishings make the interior a bit drab superficially, but the surrounding greenery, cool breeze from the ocean, and friendly service add refreshment and life to the establishment.
A sign at the restaurant says "Rincon del Asado," so there may be some confusion about the name of the place.
Avenida Charles Darwin, between the piers
GalĂˇpagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Price Description: Main meat and seafood dishes: $5-8, set menus $4.
Reservation: Not necessary
Park Options: No