Ecuadorian in Ambato

Los Morochos de la Gata

A great place to sample an Ambato specialty, a kind of porridge-like milky drink made with the morocho grain, which is ground with spices, soaked in water then boiled with milk and sugar. Try it with humitas (ground…
International in Ambato

Restaurant Roka Plaza

In the Roka Plaza’s central courtyard, this wonderful restaurant serves grilled meats, fresh juices, international dishes and good sushi. The presentation is better than you’ll find anywhere else in the central high…
Cafe in Ambato

Delicias del Paso

This cafeteria has all its tasty quiches, sandwiches and cakes on display out front, and you can order them to go right from the street. Take a seat inside for a sandwich or almuerzo (set lunch).
Market in Ambato

Mercado Central

The 2nd floor of Ambato’s indoor market has particularly good llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese), served with eggs, avocado slices and sausage (vegetarians can get it without the meat) for …
Pizza in Ambato

Pizzería Fornace

Cooked in a wood-fired brick oven, this is probably the best pizza in town – though some find it to be a bit doughy. Locals enjoy the cuts of meat here as well, and you'll love the candlelit ambience and the $4 wine…