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.
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 BaĂ±os. However, in small towns you will often be stuck eating some combination of rice, oily salads, and eggs.
Other Restaurant pages in Ecuador that may be of interest: Lago Agrio Restaurants, Restaurants Around Quito, Quito Restaurants, Vilcabamba Restaurants, Sigchos Restaurants, The Northern Coast and Lowlands Restaurants, Latacunga Restaurants, Atacames Restaurants, Centro Historico Restaurants, Cafes & Bars and El Centro Restaurants.