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.