Quito restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Quito

Masaya Bistro

This large, inviting space with bare brick pillars and long wooden tables spills onto the peaceful enclosed garden of the affiliated Masaya Hostel. Ecuadorian-international food is served up in this casual, relaxed …
Top Choice Ecuadorian in Quito

UKRO Cocina Local

Traditional Ecuadorian cuisine is given a contemporary twist at this sophisticated new restaurant. Dishes from across the country are prepared with fresh, ethically sourced local ingredients, including herbs and veg…
Top Choice Fusion in Quito

Zazu

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 menu showcases …
Top Choice Ecuadorian in Quito

Cafetería Modelo

Opened in 1950, Modelo is one of the city’s oldest cafes and a great spot to try traditional snacks such as empanadas de verde (empanadas made with plantain dough), quimbolitos (sweet, cake-like corn dumplings) and …
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. It has go…
Cajun in Quito

Café Dios No Muere

The Louisiana native who owns this eccentrically designed restaurant attached to a 17th-century monastery takes pride in the quality of the ingredients cooked up in a kitchen that's squeezed into a corner on the gro…
International in Quito

Crepes & Waffles

Mouthwatering and stomach-enlarging sundaes, as well as several dozen varieties of sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads and more conventional vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes, are on the menu at this South Am…
International in Quito

Vista Hermosa

A much-loved spot in El Centro, Vista Hermosa (Beautiful View) delivers the goods with a magnificent 360-degree panorama over the Old Town from its open rooftop terrace. Ecuadorian specials include seco de chivo (go…
Ecuadorian in Quito

San Agustín

Kitschy religious icons and old-fashioned radios decorate this old-school classic serving Ecuadorian fare to bustling workday crowds. Opt for first-rate seco de chivo (goat stew), corvina (sea bass) or arroz mariner…
Ecuadorian in Quito

Tianguez

Tucked into the stone arches beneath the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, this excellent cafe prepares tasty Ecuadorian appetizers (tamales, soups, quinoa salads) as well as heartier mains. The breakfasts, and p…