Perhaps a bit surprisingly, the island's most popular surfers' haunt is a block up from the harbor. It makes up for not being right on the water with a nautically oriented décor and, above all, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is open-sided towards the street, and flags and soccer jerseys hang from the wood-plank ceiling. Besides seafood and Ecuadorian dishes such as menestras (lentil stew) and encebollados (fish stews with heaps of pickled onions), as well as snacks such as patacones (fried plantain slices), Rosita's has set meals at backpacker prices, and serves temptingly inexpensive drinks at its bar.