Eating

Almost every street-side space has been converted into an informal restaurant, including street carts selling fruit salads, empanadas, sandwiches, encebollado (soup with fish, yuca and onion), ceviches, burgers and bubbling cazuelas (seafood stews). Those catering to Ecuadorians are more likely to offer economical almuerzos (set lunches; from $2 to $4) and meriendas (inexpensive set dinner menus). International meal options are also readily available.