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Regional Cuisine

The traditional food of the Bahía Málaga region are gathered from the sea, estuaries, and tropical fruit trees, such as coconut, pineapple, plantains, and bananas.  Typically a meal may contain fried fish, rice, beans, fried plantains, a salad and a tropical fruit juice.  Traditionally, Afro-descendants harvested various crustaceans, such as crab and shrimp, as well as pirangua, a mollusk, from the mangroves. Today in Ladrilleros there is a community enforced ban on the collecting of shrimp from mangroves in order to increase population numbers of this very important dietary staple.  

          A plate of fish stew with potatoes and fried yucca                 Sancocho - a coconut based soup with fish and plantains                                 Piangua with fired plantains