Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Guayaquil

La Tasca de Carlos

This friendly, family-run tavern serves up delicacies from the old world, with creamy tortillas, arroz negro con calamares (rice with squid ink and calamari), pulpo a la gallega (Galician-style octopus) and rich pae…
Spanish in Canoa

Amalur

Owned by a talented Spanish couple (‘Amalur’ means ‘Mother Earth’ in Basque), this trim, minimalist restaurant is a great place to dine and is a major step up from your average Ecuadorian small-town restaurant. It’s…
Spanish in Baños

Tasca de Baños

It may be difficult to get a table at this miniature tapas restaurant. The selection of small dishes are excellent, ranging from perennial favorites like tortilla española to Andalucian meatballs and savory shellfis…
Spanish in Quito

Las Cuevas de Luís Candela

Built in the vaulted cellar of an old-time building, this atmospheric and windowless Spanish/Ecuadorian restaurant has been around since 1963. Bullfighting greats Manolo and Manolete both ate here.
Spanish in Cuenca

Akelarre Tapas Españolas

Akelarre serves petite plates of Spanish classics such as ‘Papas Bravas’ (spicy fried spuds) and Gallecian squid, not to mention a delicious paella, in a cozy and classy interior.
Spanish in Quito

Rincón de Cantuña

Inside the Hotel Patio Andaluz, this upscale restaurant serves both gourmet Spanish and Ecuadorian fare to a foreign clientele.
Spanish in Quito

La Paella Valenciana

Serves knockout Spanish seafood plates including excellent paella. Portions are gigantic.
Spanish in Guayaquil

Tasca Vaca

Serve passable paellas, tortillas and other traditional dishes.
Tapas in Macará & the Peruvian Border

Caña y Tapa

An atmospheric tapas bar.