Your restaurant had better be good if you name it after as unpleasant an arachnid as a tick, which is what "garrapata" means in English. And La Garrapata good, making it a long-standing favorite among locals and visitors alike. It pioneered the open-sided, relaxed, and rustic look so many places in the islands have more or less successfully tried to copy. Service is prompt unless the place is packed. Besides the varying set lunches with rice typical for Ecuador, which tends to take a fair bit less time to serve, the menu offers fish and seafood dishes including an excellent tuna in sesame and pepper sauce and, in season, local lobster, best accompanied with a white from one of Puerto Ayora's best wine lists. Non-seafood fans can order pasta dishes and sandwiches.