Zona Refrescante

International in Machala

The best dining option in town is this inviting air-conditioned place specializing in grilled meats. The seco de pollo (passion fruit chicken) is delightful, served with fresh avocado, rice, plantain and french fries. Other choices include Cuban sandwiches, pork and chicken grills (with salad, salsa fries and plantain), and churrasco ecuatoriano (steak in garlic and cumin with fries and salad).

It's also a good spot for an evening drink (with outdoor seating in front).