Ecuadorian in Puyo

With panache to punch its weight in Quito's coolest neighborhoods, EscoBar makes palapas (rustic, palm-thatched dwellings) seem chic. Sample Ecuadorian microbrews, cocktails and a menu of patacones (fried bananas), yuca (cassava) or salads served with meat within the two-floor open-sided bar-restaurant. Service is as slow as a motorless canoe heading upriver, but it's still the place to hang.