AboutNatia.com's Top Restaurant Picks for
Quito, Ecuador

(Note that in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, I also liked : La Garrapata Restaurant and Rincon de Alma, both on the main sea-facing street)

Ecuadorian Food

Mama Clorinda (Business Cards: "The best tasting and safest ecuadorian typical food in Quito)
Reina Victoria 1144 y Calama
Tel: (02) 2 542 523 / 2 522 091
Email: robertogua@yahoo.es

Trendy - Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

La Boca del Lobo
Calama 284 y Reina Victoria
Tel: 234-083
$$$ Gourmet but definitely worth the price!

Sugar Mammas
Juan Leon Mera 921 y Wilson
Tel: 09-9-903-788 (not usually open after 7pm)
$$ Fantastic atmosphere with a great variety of teas and smoothies!

The Secret Garden (Terrace Restaurant with a Great View of Old Town at Night -- 7pm only -- part of the hostel)
Calle Antepara E 4-60 y Los Rios, Sector San Blas (Cerca del Av. Pinchincha y Guayaquil)
Tel: (02) 2 956 704
Email: hola@secretgardenquito.com or www.secretgardenquito.com

Argentinean/Texas - Great Meat Dishes

The Texas Ranch
Juan Leon Mera 1140 y Calama
Tel: 290-6199
$$ Get the Argentinean Platter for a Real Treat!

Indian Food

Chandani Tandoori (Delicious Cheap Indian Food!)
Avenida Colon y Juan Leon Mera (on Juan Leon)

Thai Food

Siam (Fantastic Atmosphere, Romantic & Quiet)
Calama y Juan Leon Mera (on Calama), 2nd Floor

Fast Food & Snacks

Churrin Churron (Delicious sweet and uniquely latin american churro snacks)
Located in Malls (ie. El Jardin Centro Commercial, 3rd floor, food court)
Tel: (02) 2980 255

Ecuadorian Restaurants Outside of Quito

Raymipampa Cafe / Restaurante (Great Breakfasts!)
Benigno Malo 8-59 y Sucre
Tel: 834-159