In the Galapagos Islands, there is a very valuable treasure of great importance for its people; The delightful Galapagos lobster 🦞 is a true culinary treasure that, without a doubt, you should taste on your next trip to the most famous archipelago in the world.

Continue reading this post and discover some interesting facts about its preparation, and other information that will surely interest you and that will make you want to be in this paradisiacal place enjoying this delightful traditional dish of the “enchanted islands”.

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The preparation of the Galapagos lobster dates back to the 1960s. At this time, this “delicacy of the Gods” began to be prepared mainly for tourists who began to arrive in greater numbers to the Islands.

This delicious typical Galapagos dish had a great acceptance and was gaining popularity among travelers, due to its exquisite and refined flavor, which is not compared to any other, since the species of lobsters 🦞 of Galapagos (red and green) are native, that is, they are unique in the archipelago.


In Galapagos, there is a great cultural fusion, because its first settlers came from different provinces of continental Ecuador, mainly from the coastal region. Even some of the first settlers are from other countries.

This multiculturalism has influenced the preparation of lobster 🦞 and for this reason, you can enjoy it in different types of preparation: ceviche, roasted, grilled, steamed, accompanied by a number of sauces.


This delicious fruit of the sea has a refined and delicate flavor, which combines nuances of salt and sweet, which make it a true gastronomic experience.

We know that “it is not the same to imagine it as to taste it with your own mouth”, but tasting a Galapagos lobster 🦞 with a coconut sauce, seafood, garlic sauce, or even wine, will make your trip to this remote paradise worth the worth twice or even triple what you could have imagined.


  • The best season to taste a Galapagos lobster 🦞 is from July to December, (this may vary according to the regulations of the Galapagos National Park regarding the lobster fishing season).
  • Green lobster has a more refined taste than red lobster, however red lobster is no less flavorful than green.
  • Generally, the lobster most offered in Galapagos restaurants and cruises is the green.
  • Steaming is the most common for both lobster and its garnishes, which are usually vegetables that enhance its flavors such as asparagus or carrots.
  • Lobster has several important nutrients such as calcium, zinc, and potassium. Importantly, it helps prevent osteoporosis.

galapagos lobster cuisine

In conclusion, tasting a Galapagos lobster 🦞 is a true gastronomic experience, which is worth living and that you will undoubtedly be able to live it on your next trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Having visited the Galapagos and not having tasted this delightful traditional dish of the archipelago is like never having been in this place, you can enjoy it on board one of our available cruises.


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