You can find this restaurant in the north of the city, in a neighborhood with several different types of businesses. It is based in a large but cozy ... More
You can find this restaurant in the north of the city, in a neighborhood with several different types of businesses. It is based in a large but cozy two-story building formally decorated with typical details. The restaurant offers piano music during lunch hours, and in the evenings from 8pm, an Andean music ensemble called "Los Caballeros de la Ronda" accompanied by a small group called "Siembra." Sunday nights you can enjoy the vitality and artistic richness of the Ballet Folclorico conducted by Mrs. Virginia Rosero, an Ecuadorian dance artist. The region's gastronomic culture is present in a wide range of dishes and beverages that will please even the most demanding. You can taste the delicious Llapingachos (potato omelette) with ham, fried plantain and avocado or a beefsteak fried in brass frying pans. Of course, you should not miss a good leg soup or the traditional Yaguarloco prepared with lambs' blood and potatoes in their skins. Accompany your meal with chicha de maiz or the traditional Rosero.
We were there on two occasions during our recent visit to Quito. Nice ambiance, charming music and good service but the food not so good ( we found much better at comparable prices the next night at El Rincon De Francia although their service was subpar). Unfortunately on one visit after ordering,a loud celebration erupted at their adjoining party room with loud disco music...which ruined our evening.
The food was quite good. Then the music started. Siembra, with the Flutes and Guitars standing next to the table was enchanting, captivating and very powerful emotionally. You can buy a cd from the group for $ 10.00 and it is representive of what they played.
Los Caballeros de la Ronda are three guys who play different kinds of guitars and sing wonderful tunes. They are trememdous. But the CD was of something other than what they were singing and a bit of a disapointment. $ 10.00 also. But it is fun to listen too.
Our overall impression was great. It is a great time and the music of the pan flutes is quite timeless.
THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD!! If you are looking for good food in Quito This is the right place
!!WHAT A FABULOUS RESTAURANT!!! My daughter an I were very pleased Very nice experience. So different than what I am used to. The flavors are wonderful. It was a great meal and we will definately go back.The place is very clean, the ingredients are fresh, the dishes are all well-prepared and inexpensive.
I would definately recommend going there. Excellent food, service, and environment.
Everything was good about this place. The theme seems to be Old Ecuador, and the interior is very well done. The food is Ecuadorian -- a good place to get acquainted with this cuisine. The food and service were both very good, and we were serenaded by excellent wandering musicians. A warning to tourists: "Ecuadorian barbeque" seems to be basically a ham steak with a sauce. It was good, but don't be thinking Kansas City or North Carolina.
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