Lunch at Posada Ingapirca
Just a few hundred metres above the archaeological site in Ingapirca is Posada Ingapirca. I had heard that it is a beautiful place and decided to go there to see if they served lunch. There were no other lunch guests at the moment but there was lunch so I sat down in the restaurant. It was a lovely room with a nice view through the window, and traditional music was played in a low volume from a music player.
First I was served an alcoholic drink and was shown which herb that was used in it. Than I got a bowl of Mote de maiz before the soup of the day arrived, a Sopa de Quinoa. For the main plate I had trout, which was served with French fries and salad. To drink I had a fresh juice made from the tomato tree and after the meal a coffee. It was a filling and delicious meal.
This was the most expensive meal I had in Ecuador. After service and IVA tax was added it rounded up to $16 (July 2011).
Restaurant at Hostal El Huasipungo
The rooms at Hostal El Huasipungo is upstairs and the restaurants is downstairs. I had intended to eat there in the evening, but it seemed like they had closed for the day. When I asked for something too eat one of the girls, who were sweeping the floor, ran out in to the kitchen to have a look. She came back and told me I could have some chicken and rice, which I was grateful for. There was not much meat on the chicken, but there was a lot of rice and some onion and tomato on the plate. I also got a pineapple juice to drink. For the meal and juice I paid $2.50 (July 2011).
I'm sure you can also have breakfast here, but as I left already at 6am, I didn't.
- Budget Travel