Panoramas Over Quito

High up in the Andes and ringed by mountains, Quito does not lack for memorable views. Here are a few of our favorite spots to take in the sweeping panoramas while having a drink or a bite:

Vista Hermosa The aptly named ‘beautiful view’ is a top spot to take in the scenery without even having to leave the Old Town.

Casa Gangotena This historic hotel's terrace provides front-row seats to Plaza San Francisco.

Café Mosaico Nosh on Greek fare while taking in the sunset.

El Ventanal This Old Town restaurant is one of the best spots to see the city's lights come on while enjoying meticulously presented haute Ecuadorian cuisine. Best to take a taxi to the hard-to-find entrance.

Pim’s Peacefully set inside Parque Itchimbia.

Hotel Real Audiencia The top-floor hotel restaurant has sweeping views over Plaza Santo Domingo and beyond.

El Crater Outside Quito, this restaurant and guesthouse overlooking a verdant caldera has the most magical view of all – well worth the long trip out.

Ananké In bohemian Guápulo, a splendid setting for a night out.

Tandana Vegan cafe perfectly positioned for taking in those sweet views over Guápulo.

Techo del Mundo Hotel Quito's 'Roof of the World' restaurant and bar provides sparkling nighttime city and valley vistas.