Top Choice Ecuadorian in Quito

La Choza

One of Quito’s best restaurants for traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, La Choza serves up hearty plates of llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese), grilled corvina (sea bass) and steak with all the…
Top Choice Seafood in Quito

Mare Nostrum

In a castle-like building complete with suits of armor and giant wood tables and chairs, Mare Nostrum serves decadent seafood dishes with both Spanish and Ecuadorian influences.
Top Choice Ecuadorian in Quito


On the 2nd floor of the historic Teatro Sucre, creative dishes (crab and mascarpone ravioli, oven-roasted sea bass with wild mushrooms) are served in a theatrically set dining room with heavy curtains and red and bl…
Top Choice Fusion in Quito


One of Quito’s best restaurants, Zazu serves beautifully prepared seafood dishes, grilled meats and ceviches in a stylish setting of light brick, ambient electronica and an inviting, backlit bar. The Peruvian chef s…
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La Union

Bustling La Union always packs a crowd, with its glass displays of croissants, berry tarts and ice cream, plus filling sandwiches.
Top Choice Italian in Quito

Cosa Nostra

Italian-owned Cosa Nostra has a pleasant front patio, cozy dining room and nearly three-dozen varieties of pizza piled with generous toppings and fired up in a brick oven – we consider it the best in town. Good gnoc…
Top Choice Steakhouse in Quito

Dios No Muere

The Louisiana native who owns this eccentrically designed restaurant attached to a 17th-century monastery rightfully takes pride in the quality of the Ecuadorian and imported meats cooked up in the kitchen squeezed …
Top Choice Dutch in Quito

Jürgen Cafe

Owned and operated by Jürgen Spelier, a fourth-generation baker from Holland, this casually sophisticated restaurant is Scandanavian through and through – from its clean lines and blond-wood decor to its pannekoek, …
Top Choice International in Quito

Crepes & Waffles

Mouthwatering and stomach-enlarging sundaes, as well as more than two-dozen varieties of sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads and more conventional vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes are on the menu at this out…
Top Choice Pizza in Quito

Bohemia Cafe & Pizza

Feel like a Quiteño at this tiny spot on happening (on weekend nights) La Ronda where the wonderfully energetic owner will greet you like family on repeat visits. The menu, though limited, has excellent pizza and la…