Sur, meaning “South”, prides itself on high-quality food with Argentinian influence. Specializing in all kinds of meat from chorizo to lamb, Sur takes care to also pair its dishes with choice wines, mainly imported from Argentina and Chile, and specialty drinks.
Sur, Catalina de Aldaz, Quito 170135, Ecuador, +593 2 225 6739
Walking on Andalucía, one of the quieter streets of Quito’s La Floresta neighborhood, your thoughts may be interrupted by a rather large “R” sign. It is Red Burger Society, and do they have burgers! They have mediterranean burgers, they have sliders, they have BBQ and falafel burgers. They have got burgers with Fontina, Provolone, Blue and Gruyere cheeses. While wings and other entrees are available, if you like burgers then Red Burger Society is the place to go in Quito.
Red Burger Society, Andalucía N24-234 y Cordero, Quito, +593 2 604 0882
Upon walking the streets of the blossoming La Floresta neighborhood of Quito you will come across the colorful exterior of the particularly striking Zoko. This “gastro-pub” offers fresh American-style dishes. For an Ecuadorian spin, try the Maracuya (passionfruit) artisanal beer.
Like the neighborhood it finds itself in, Ananké has a bohemian theme. Their menu includes more than just pizza, with a variety of foods, desserts and drinks like the traditional canelazo. For the best view, opt for a table on the second floor overlooking the city lights.
Urko is a place where chefs have fun with food. Based on the traditional meals of Ecuador, the chefs use traditional ingredients like Yuca (a common south-american starch), plantain or fish and give them a twist. For example, the famous Ecuadorian “Ceviche”, a common cold soup usually served with seafood, is reinvented as a Banana passionfruit Ceviche.
Urko, N24-862, Isabel La Católica, Quito, Ecuador +593 2 256 3180