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Ecuadorian in Riobamba

La Abuela Rosa

Drop by Grandma Rosa’s for comida típica (traditional Ecuadorian food) and tasty snacks, including sandwiches, chocolate and cheese. Friendly, cozy and popular with locals.
Argentine in Riobamba

La Parrillada de Fausto

This fun, Argentine-style grill serves great barbecued steaks, trout and chicken in a ranch-style setting. Don’t miss the cool, cavelike bar in back.
Tex-Mex in Riobamba

Pizzería San Valentin

The cornerstone of Riobamba's nightlife, San Valentin is a lively place, great for both eating and socializing. Order at the counter (pizza, hamburgers or Tex Mex) and eat at the tables.
Club in Riobamba


Tentadero near Ángel Leon is the town’s hottest (both in terms of popularity and temperature) discoteca, spinning electronica and salsa well into the night.
Museum in Riobamba

Museo de Arte Religioso

Inside the beautifully restored, 16th-century convent of the Conceptas nuns, Riobamba’s top museum houses one of the country’s finest collections of 17th- and 18th-century religious art. The museum’s signature piece…
Market in Riobamba

Mercado La Merced

The ladies hawking hornado (whole roast pig) put on a pretty hard sell, yelling out for your attention and offering samples. If you can stand the pressure and you’re up for dining with flayed Wilburs on every side, …
Arts & Crafts in Riobamba

Tagua Shop

The Tagua Shop has Riobamba’s best selection of tagua carvings.
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Chifa Casa China

Like most Chinese food in Ecuador, it’s a little heavy on the grease, but the lovely Chinese family that runs this chifa (Chinese restaurant) serves large portions with plenty of fresh vegetables and seafood.
Italian in Riobamba

Pizzería D’Baggios

Dozens of different kinds of medium-thick-crust pizzas are prepared before your eyes in Baggios’ wood oven. The oven keeps the whole place nice and toasty.
Ecuadorian in Riobamba

El Delirio Restaurante

Named for a poem by the great liberator, Simón Bolívar, this historic-monument-turned-restaurant serves comida típica in a candlelit, antique atmosphere. Service is slow, but the patio is simply amazing.