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Ecuador Restaurants

Food in Ecuador is diverse and plentiful, thanks to the land's
varied climate and vegatation. The country boasts a wonderful selection of exotic fruits, which are typically savored by drinking delicious and cheap jugos, or fruit juices. Traditional food in Ecuador centers around their wide varieties of potatoes, corn and fruit. Chicken and pork are popular meat options and are typically served with a heaping mound of rice, beans, potatoes and/or patacones, which are fried and mashed plantains. Most
lunches and dinners
in Ecuador start with a hot bowl of Ecuador's savory specialty: soup. From basic to bizarre, Ecuadorian soup is deliciously diverse.

Seafood in Ecuador is rich and plentiful, but is at its most fresh and flavorful

along the coast. The Amazon also has fresh and high-quality freshwater fish, typically served alongside the Amazonian staple, yuca (a manioc similar to yam).

Vegetarian travelers will be pleasantly surprised by the wide selection of vegetarian food options in popular tourist destinations like Quito and Ba√Īos. However, in small towns you will often be stuck eating some combination of rice, oily salads, and eggs.
If you've had your fill of local fare, you can find international cuisine in most tourist towns. Chinese, Indian and Mexican restaurants are popular in many towns.

Ecuadorian drinks include a variety of delicious and cheap jugos, chicha (an Andean specialty) and canelazo, a sweet hot alcoholic drink made from cane alcohol and sugar or cinnamon.

Other Restaurant pages in Ecuador that may be of interest: Jama Restaurants, Ba√Īos Restaurants, Cumbay√° Restaurants, Coca Restaurants, Las Tunas Restaurants, Quito Restaurants, Same Restaurants, Chugchil√°n Restaurants , Sigchos Restaurants and Andes Restaurants.

08 Jul 2011

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Mea Culpa

This lovely and spacious restaurant on the second floor of the Edificio Arzobispal on the northern side of the Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza...

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Casa Hood

Tucked away behind the market, the eccentric Casa Hood is part café/restaurant, part bookshop and part cinema. Its decorations, made up of family...

Ba√Īos, Ecuador

Buena Vista

Buena Vista certainly lives up to its name (Good View), with its prime spot (and balcony) overlooking the Plaza de Ponchos. It has a homey feel,...

Otavalo, Ecuador

Café Libro

Founded in 1992, this bohemian hotspot is one of the few remaining hip coffee shops in the Mariscal area that has yet to be discovered by the...

La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

El Pobre Diablo

El Pobre Diablo is a well-decorated jazz bar, popular with artsy intellectuals and local bohemian types. Live music lights the place up most...

La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador

Il Risotto

For an authentic Italian banquet and elegant atmosphere with stunning city views, Il Risotto is your spot. The friendly, Italian owners create a...

Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador
El Crater Restaurant

El Crater Restaurant

A visit to this restaurant can easily be a vacation highlight. It offers one of the most spectacular views of any restaurant in Ecuador. Perched...

Pululahua Volcanic Crater, Near Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas Restaurant & Cafe is small, off the beaten track, and what some might call ‚Äúcute‚ÄĚ thanks to its ambiance. What really steals...

La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

La Boca del Lobo

Featuring a brightly lit, colorfully painted glass-encased patio with funky chandeliers, hanging bird cages, and faux renaissance portraits, La...

La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

Crepes and Waffles

This Colombian chain is found in several locations around Quito and has reliably tasty food that comes in good-sized portions. The waffles are not...

La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador


Just across the street from the Swissotel, Pavarotti offers noteworthy Italian fare for prices a little steeper than other Italian restaurants in...

La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador


Head to Carmine in the northern sector of the city for a unique take on Italian cuisine. Hip and modern, dishes here include a variety of tasty...

Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador


Kallari is a community-owned coffee shop and crafts shop owned by an association of Quechua communities in the Napo province, mostly from the...

La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Wunderbar Café

Wunderbar Café

This funky German-owned café is a crowd-pleaser, both for its international food and for its fun drinking atmosphere. Wunderbar has a menu...

Cuenca, Ecuador

El Cafeto

This small and open-air café serves deliciously rich coffee, made from 100 percent organic Ecuadorian beans. In addition to buying coffee,...

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador
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