Quito, Ecuador: Recommended Places to Eat

Posted on August 4, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

Pim’s Panecillo, chicken with naranjilla sauce

Passportmagazine.com /This South American city is filled with some of the world’s tastiest dishes.
by Andrew Villagomez

Filled with diverse Andean culture, Quito has become a top travel destination. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the Old Town and all it has to offer: Colonial plazas, museums, monasteries, convents, and churches, including the gold-covered Iglesia de la Compania and the city’s largest and oldest church, Monasterio de San Francisco. The central plaza, Plaza de la Independencia, is also located here, next to the Presidential Palace.

Rich in culinary options, Quito’s famous dishes include ceviche (a dish typical to coastal Latina America that is made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and seasoned with herbs); loco de papa (a creamy potato soup); and seco de chivo (a Quito specialty of goat meat battered in beer and served with citrus sauce from a fruit called naranjilla). During a recent trip, I had the chance to dine in Old Town, La Mariscal, and outside of the city in the Cotopaxi National Park. Read Full Article


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