Eating

Guayaquileños love their encebollado, a tasty soup made with fish, yuca and onion, and garnished with popcorn and chifles (crispy fried banana slices). The best encebollados are found in cheap mom-and-pop restaurants, which usually sell out by lunchtime. Cangrejo (crab) is another local favorite. Many of the best restaurants are in the northwestern suburb of Urdesa, 4km northwest of downtown.