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Ecuadorian Must-Eats

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Try street favorites like tortillas de maiz con queso fresco (crispy fried corn-tortilla cakes filled with fresh cheese). Learn how to make ceviche with locally caught seafood. Sit down for the rich main-dish classic seco de chivo (goat stew), accompanied by a glass of merlot. Top it off with a creamy dessert of helado de paila, a smooth fruit ice cream. Ecuadorian cuisine is inspired by an array of indigenous cultures, with Spanish influences, and it always has a story to tell.
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Chile OE4-22, Quito 170401, Ecuador
Peru might have the best ceviche in the world, but Ecuador’s is pretty damn good too. At Plaza Grande hotel, Peruvian chef Erik Ramos divulges the secrets of making sublime ceviche with a private lesson in an opulent dining room. After preparing,...
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Av 12 de Abril & Agustín Cueva, Cuenca, Ecuador
Love it or hate it, or simply find it bizarre, cuy (guinea pig) is a must try in Ecuador. Seen as a delicacy in the Andes, especially among indigenous communities, this larger than anticipated rodent, pronounced kew-e, can be found in most...
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Quito, Ecuador
Wandering Quito’s varied historical town is enthralling, endlessly fascinating and unfortunately, so time consuming you find little time to eat. So why not walk and munch. A plethora of food options offer small bites for a long day of church...
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Quito, Ecuador
Ecuador’s vibrant capital city reaches new heights with its dining scene—one that embraces its culinary history and takes it in new directions. A walk around its Centro Historico in particular will bring you to farmers’ markets and artisanal food...
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Reina Victoria & Juan Rodríguez, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Achiote is not your typical Ecuadorian restaurant. It does include some standard Andean items on the menu, like roasted guinea pig, but their speciality is reinventing old-time favorites adding a gourmet twist. One could say this is Ecuadorian...
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Otavalo, Ecuador
The first time I had these little potato pancakes at a street stand in Otavalo, I thought that llapingachos was just a pancake. But later I went to a restaurant and saw llapingachos under the comida tipica (typical food) menu. A llapingachos meal...
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Saquisilí, Ecuador
Tortillas de maiz con queso are the best little bites of Ecuadorian street food. These corn flour and cheese balls can be found in most parts of the country. Street vendors push a pinch of grated queso fresco (fresh cheese) into the middle of the...
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Th. Halflants entre Ambato y Rocafuerte, Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador
Baños, a popular tourist town in Ecuador, is tucked at the base of on-again-off-again Tungurahua volcano. Best known for its hot springs, Baños houses dozens of restaurants, hotels, and street vendors. Amidst the impressive varieties of rosaries...
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Reina Victoria, Quito 170150, Ecuador
La Boca del Lobo is a funky little restaurant in the Mariscal neighborhood of Quito. The decor, as you can see, is a bit surreal with bright colors, abstract art and a tree growing up through the floor. The food is tapas style with a mix of...