Ecuadorian in Riobamba

La Abuela Rosa

Drop by Grandma Rosa’s for comida típica (traditional Ecuadorian food) and tasty snacks, including sandwiches, chocolate and cheese. Friendly, cozy and popular with locals.
Argentine in Riobamba

La Parrillada de Fausto

This fun, Argentine-style grill serves great barbecued steaks, trout and chicken in a ranch-style setting. Don’t miss the cool, cavelike bar in back.
South American in Baños

El Jardín

Deservedly popular for it's leafy garden and good food, El Jardín is a great hangout with a variety of meat and fish dishes and sandwiches that can be enjoyed al fresco.
Argentine in Baños


Quilombo (which means ‘mess’ or ‘insanity’ in Argentine slang) refers to the irreverent menu in the form of dice (just roll if you can’t decide), hodge-podge decor and kooky Argentine owner who has imported Southern…
Ecuadorian in Machachi & Aloasí

El Café de la Vaca

On weekend afternoons, you will almost certainly have to wait to dine alongside carloads of Quito day-trippers at this restaurant painted like a black-and-white cowhide. Visitors flock to ‘The Cow Cafe’ for its stra…
Ecuadorian in Quilotoa


This comparatively swanky restaurant is located right up on the crater rim. Offering classics like locro de papas (potato soup with avocado and cheese) and choclo con queso (corn on the cob with fresh cheese), Kirut…
Ecuadorian in Guaranda

La Bohemia

Close to Parque Bolívar, La Bohemia serves almuerzos ($2) in a laid-back but attentive atmosphere. Chase your meal down with one of the giant batidos (fruit shakes).
Ecuadorian in Latacunga

Chugchucaras La Mamá Negra

There are several chugchucara restaurants on Quijano y Ordoñez, a few blocks south of downtown – they’re all family-friendly. La Mamá Negra is one of the best.
Ecuadorian in Riobamba

El Delirio Restaurante

Named for a poem by the great liberator, Simón Bolívar, this historic-monument-turned-restaurant serves comida típica in a candlelit, antique atmosphere. Service is slow, but the patio is simply amazing.
Ecuadorian in Riobamba


Made with the international backpacker crowd in mind, this adorable little cafe is the best value in town. The wholesome breakfasts include whole-grain bread and can easily last you through the morning. The set lunc…