Vista Hermosa

International in Quito

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 (goat stew). Live music on Friday and Saturday from 10pm adds to the magic. Arrive early to beat the crowds.

There is another Vista Hermosa up by Parque Itchimbia serving up similar food and impressive views (truth be told, the views are still loftier here).