Zaklopatica on the island of Lastovo is the hotspot of culinary activities of the island. We’re not saying that you have nowhere else to eat on the island, but if you are going to ask around where to go eat, you will most likely end up in Zaklopatica. Especially if you arrived by any kind of boat. Most guests come to Lastovo this way (you really have to be in a good mood to endure the 5-hour ferry ride from Split).
Among the restaurants there, we received most recommendations for Triton. Just like other restaurants, it is located right on the berth that spreads through the entire cove. The entire restaurant is adapted to accommodate yachtsmen, who can have a seat at the table almost directly from their boats. If you arrive by car, you might have a little bit of problem finding a parking space, especially if you are unwilling to leave your car on the edge of the curving road.
The owner of Triton tavern is in a way an institution of the island, and we thought we saw him talking with one his guests, probably a regular. His tavern serves only the best of the riches of the sea. The accent, of course, lies on prize specimens of fish, lobster and scampi. Even if you don’t have a very deep pocket, you will be able to feast on some “regular” dishes. Servings of octopus patties, seafood or squid risotto are huge and made with quality ingredients.
They will first offer you with home-made brandies, and you can also order the decent lastovski rukatac wine (known in other regions as marastina) to accompany your dish. They bottle it with the Triton label. The wine list also includes several classics of the Croatian wine scene. People around us ate fish from the oven with potatoes, lobster prepared in dozen different ways, and people seemed very satisfied. We also noticed home-made pickled rock samphire and capers, so we also added that delight to the list. We realized that the offer varies depending on the catch, so you can even find some unusual and interesting dishes.
All in all, we were very much satisfied with the dinner in Triton. We paid a very reasonable price for some tasty food. We were perhaps under the impression that the yachtsmen are the target audience interesting to the owners, but that did not prevent us from enjoying the seafood specialties prepared by family Jurica.
nautically “inclined” tavern with tasty seafood specialties
Zaklopatica 15, 20290 Lastovo
3 pm to midnight
40 people inside, 20 outside
typical Dalmatian cuisine