Places to eat in Ecuador

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    Ceviche

    by DanielF Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Lovers of raw fish will be at their ease in Equator, for ceviche is widely available, as it is almost all along the Pacific coast of America. Ceviche consists of raw fish marinated in lemon juice, tomato and onion. The main vaireties are made with shrimps and with black clams from the mangroves.

    Favorite Dish: The good news for people who cannot stand very spicy food is that, unlike in Mexico, the chili sauce (ají) is served separatedly from the ceviche in Equator, so can you serve yourself if you like.

    They provide also popcorn and roasted corn to be mixed with the juice.

    Ceviche de camar��n

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    Tropical fruits

    by DanielF Written Jul 27, 2004

    The climate and latitude of Equator are ideal for growing all kinds of tropical fruits: tree tomato, papaya, babaco, naranjilla, maracuya... Either as refreshing juices or as a snack, having a good dose of vitamines was never so tasty for me.

    Naranjillas

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  • General tip: Breakfast

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    I usually make my breakfast of an espresso and a cigarette...
    But breakfast are very good in Ecuador and I did not miss even one while I was there!
    Taste the fruit juices, they are incredible.
    Forget about the coffee, however, it is simply awful (I will not enter into economico-political discussions here, but for a coffee producer country, this is strange enough, isn'it?).

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  • General tip: Cook yourself!

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    Another good and cheap way of eating in Ecuador (especially for diner) is to... cook yourself!
    There are charming markets full of cheap and good food in every single town of Ecuador.
    A lot of budget hotels for travelers offer kitchen facilities where you can cook your food.
    A good approach to taste the numerous kinds of fruits and vegetable that Ecuador has to offer.

    My personal cook: Maillekeul

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  • General tip: El almuerzo!

    by CaptainAmerica Written May 4, 2004

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    The cheapest and most local way to eat at lunch time consists in eating in little local restaurants and ordering the "almuerzo".
    It consists of a main course, a drink (usually a fruit juice) and a dessert.
    It's good, its' cheap and it's local.
    It will cost between USD1 and USD3 depending on the restaurant and the city.

    Cafesito in Quito

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    ?: Cuenca : Great place for lunch - Super pour dej

    by Maillekeul Written Apr 1, 2004

    I would call this place (whose name I never found) : "El taller del artista" ! Indeed, an artist runs the place and has transformed this place in a huge artistic restaurant. Few people come here, and you can enjoy its width and peaceful atmosphere...

    J'appelerai cet endroit (dont je ne connais toujours pas le nom) : "El taller del artista"! En effet, c'est un artiste qui tient le lieu et il a transforme cet espece de hangar en un superbe endroit pour dejeuner. Peu de gens semblent connaitre l'endroit et donc, on peut vraiment apprecier sa largeur et son atmosphere reposante...

    Favorite Dish: 1 USD for a good "almuerzo" (lunch), you won't find it everywhere in Cuenca !

    1 USD pour un bon "almuerzo" (dejeuner), vous ne trouverez pas ca partout a Cuenca !

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    Cafe Ole: Cuenca : A nice breakfast - Un bon petit-dej

    by Maillekeul Written Apr 1, 2004

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    It's not the cheapest one in town (from 1.85 USD to 2.50 USD), but I really liked the calm of the place, the really nice juice and coffee and the design !

    Ce n'est pas le moins cher (de 1.85 a 2.5 USD), mais j'ai bien aime le calme qui y regne, le jus de fruit et le cafe, tout autant que le design !

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    La Fondita Paisa: Cuenca : Colombia bis in Ecuador !

    by Maillekeul Written Mar 22, 2004

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    Another colombian restaurant ! As cool and as cheap (about 2,5 USD and you'll be full !) ! It has to be tested !!!

    Un autre resto colombien ! Aussi sympa et aussi pas cher (2,5 USD et vous serez repu !) ! Faut l'essayer !!!

    Favorite Dish: Apenas con pollo - Pasteles de pollo

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    See below - Voir ci-dessous: Mompiche : Same range of prices - Les memes prix

    by Maillekeul Written Mar 22, 2004

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    Many "casas" sell some food, around the same prices : between 2 (filete de pescado)-3 (camarones) -4 or 5 (langostina) USD
    -> In calle Fosforera :
    - Resaurante Los Dos Hermanos (left when watching the beach)
    - Florecita (right when watching the beach, close to the Gabeal)

    -> In the main street :
    - Comedor Margerita ("far" from the beach)
    - Comedor Economica ("close" to the beach)

    I tested all of them : they are OK !

    Plusieurs baraques servent quelques plats, pratiquant les memes prix : 2 (filets de poisson), 3 (crevettes) et 4/5 (langoustines) USD :
    -> dans la calle Fosforera :
    - Resaurante Los Dos Hermanos (a gauche en regardant la plage)
    - Florecita (a droite en regardant la plage, pres du Gabeal)

    -> dans la rue principale :
    - Comedor Margerita ("loin" de la plage)
    - Comedor Economica ("proche" de la plage).

    Je les ai testes : c'est bon !!

    Favorite Dish: Filete de pescado, camarones fritos/en ajito, langostina.... !!

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    It does not exist ! Il existe pas !!: Mompiche : Food on terrace - Bouffe sur terrasse

    by Maillekeul Written Mar 22, 2004

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    I loved cooking in Mompiche, and eating on the terrace of the Gabeal... Great food experience !!

    J'adorais cuisiner a Mompiche, et manger sur la terrasse de l'un des edifices du Gabeal... Superbe experience !!

    Favorite Dish: The fried fish I bought and prepared myself ...

    Le poisson frit que j'achetais et preparais moi-meme...

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    Cafeteria Moliendo Cafe: Cuenca : Colombia en Ecuador !!!

    by Maillekeul Written Feb 24, 2004

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    You never tasted the excellent colombian food before ? Never drank "Aguardiente", this typical colombian alcohol, really close to "absynth" ? This is the place for you...

    Vous n'avez jamais goute a la bouffe colombienne ? Vousn'avez jamais bu de l' "aguardiente", cet alcool colombien proche de l'absynthe ? Alors, venez ici

    Favorite Dish: All the dishes ("arepas") are good and cheap (maximum 2 USD per meal), but definitely, you have to spend money in the drinks !!

    Tous les plats ("arepas") sont bons et pas chers (maxi 2 USD), mais, definitivement, vous devez claquer un peu d'argent dans les boissons !

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    Spice: Quito : French !!! Du francais !

    by Maillekeul Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Chocolate bread, raisins bread, real french croissants... and great coffee ! You just can't miss it !

    Pains au chocolat, pains aux raisins, de vrais croissants de chez nous... et du super cafe !
    Vous ne pouvez pas le manquer !

    Favorite Dish: The breakfast is really nice, and the rest of the food too, though expensive...

    Le petit dej est vraiment bon, tout comme le reste de la bouffe, meme si c'est un peu cher...

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    La perrada colombiana: Quito : Simple and good - Simple et bon

    by Maillekeul Written Feb 24, 2004

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    The two colombian ladies are so smiling and so nice, that you could forget how much the food is simple (chicken, meat, hot-dog, with potatoes and sauce), good and cheap (2 USD max !).

    Les deux madames colombiennes sont tellement souriantes et gentilles, qu'on en oublierait presque que la bouffe (poulet, viande, hot dog, avec des petites patates et de la sauce) est bonne, simple et pas cher (maxi, 2 USD !).

    Favorite Dish: Pollo con papas, ensalada y salsa

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    Baalbek: Quito : Libanese food ! Du libanais !

    by Maillekeul Written Feb 24, 2004

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    I was looking for some "baklavas" and here, they are so good !! The owner is so nice !!!

    Je cherchais des "baklavas", et ici, c'est tellement bon ! Le proprio est trop gentil !

    Favorite Dish: Pastries, pastries !!

    Les patisseries !!!

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    Cafeteria Modelo: Quito : Typical breakfast - Un petit-dej du coin

    by Maillekeul Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Small place, nice and cheap breakfast... Let's be introduced to the local food in the morning !!!

    Petit endroit, pas cher et bon petit-dej... Laissez-vous tenter par la bouffe locale des le petit matin !!!

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