Potato soup and roasted cuy (guinea pig) come to mind when talking about Ecuadorian food, but the country’s culinary scene – particularly in its bigger cities – has become infinitely more diverse over the years.
Apart from local, traditional fare, you can enjoy countless other cuisines, from Japanese to Italian, Taiwanese, and Colombian. The food scene is quickly becoming more sophisticated as well and you can enjoy anything from a multi-course at a gourmet restaurant to street food to healthy farm-to-table meals.
The food markets shouldn’t be missed either. Food stalls that sell authentic Ecuadorian fare will give you a taste of local home-style cooking.
You won’t even have to stray from your diet while you’re here. If you’re strictly vegetarian, there are restaurants that serve wholesome but scrumptious vegetarian dishes, and organic farms can bring fresh produce right to your doorstep.
If you’re feeling adventurous, fusion cuisine is also big in Ecuador, and you’re bound to come across more than a few original and brilliant dishes while dining here.
Below are our recommended restaurants.
Paseo November 3 and Jacaranda,es
Tel: 098 935 8169