The gastronomy of an Andrés includes extraordinary flavors that permeate the best of the Raizal culture and the exquisite seafood that abounds in the area.
Food An exquisite range of dishes: Fish, turtle, snail, lobster, fish balls, fish, beans and shredded salted meats (beef, pork, pork and fish tail), there are a great variety of delicious dishes in San Andrés. Some natives sectors fed beef and green iguana, mainly in the island of Providence.
On the Caribbean islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina try “rondón,” an exotic dish of fish, snails, yucca, pigtail, sweet potato and “dumplings,” a type of flour tortilla. The tropical mixture is cooked in coconut milk and seasoned with pepper and herbs.
FISH BALL Any kind of fish can be used to make fish ball (meatballs): parrotfish, snapper, bream and even black crab. The secret is to remove the thorns and season well with tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and species they are delicious specially fried.
BREADFRUIT Breadfruit is the typical fruit in San Andrés Island, which is served fried or cooked with different dishes. It is consumed when it is still green and it isn´t matured for a better tasting.
DESSERTS In the afternoon, after lunch, you can find women who exhibit and sell traditional sweets of the island as coconut candies and coconut balls are a delightful experience to be tasted. Also fruit juices, cakes, corn and bananas are popular.
DRINKS The Islander typical drink is prepared with Ron and Coconut, call it “Cocoloco”. One of the most delicious drinks of this beautiful island must be with all typical dishes. There are incredible cocktails: Cocktail San Francisco, add pineapple. The greater San Francisco cocktail has sugar or liquefied natural fruit, it´s also lightweight and healthier. Piña Colada : It is a popular drink that is made of a mixture of Ron, pineapple juice and coconut, getting a rich sugary alcoholic beverage.
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