What To Eat in Quito


A Cold Beer at Quito's Best Cevicheria, Manolo's

Food glorious food!  At least three times a day, you’ll ask yourself what should I eat.  In Quito, eating options abound from seafood to steak to freshly juiced fruits.  Here are some highlights of culinary travels in Ecuador’s capital.


Ceviche is famous in South America and in the capital, you can get ceviche served with a cold Pilsener and tradition popcorn garnish.  Manolo’s is the best in Quito’s New Town.


You can also get Peruvian ceviche with extra lime and giant kernels of corn.

Fried Pork, A Great Meal in Quito

Giant Plate of Peruvian Ceviche

In the historical center, we climbed three flights of stairs to Hasta La Vuelta, Senor Restaurant.  Named after an errant priest turned saint, this Quito restaurant serves excellent entrees including fried pork called Fritada accompanied by a fried banana, giant corn kernels, savory cakes, and avocado.


Their corvina or sea bass is unbelievable.  The plump portion of fish sits center stage on a clean white plate.


Hearty and Fresh, the Corvina is a great choice in Ecuador

Maria Pilar Makes the Best Homemade Granola in Quito

For first time homestayers, we lucked out at Maria Pilar’s.  Her breakfasts are gargantuan with homemade granola, veggie omelets, homemade juice, and fresh croissants.

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