The Best Fusion-Food Restaurants in Quito

Campeonato Mundial del Encebollado | © Ministerio de Turismo Ecuador / Flickr
Campeonato Mundial del Encebollado | © Ministerio de Turismo Ecuador / Flickr
Photo of Angela Drake
Founder, Not Your Average American19 September 2017

The capital city of Ecuador is home to the acclaimed culinary school at the University of San Francisco in Cumbaya, attracting some of the best chefs not only in the country but from around the world. Their influence is apparent in the many fusion-style restaurants in Quito.


Restaurant, Fusion, South American, Seafood, $$$
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Ecuadorian ingredients help Zazu’s international menu pop with originality, placing them on CNN’s list of the top 15 restaurants in the world in 2015. Try one of the two chef’s tasting menus replete with selections highlighting the best items available.


Restaurant, Fusion, Peruvian, Japanese, South American, Seafood, $$$
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Osaka serves a blend of Peruvian and Japanese dishes, offering the freshest seafood spiced with Andean flavors. This is the perfect place to share dishes, tapas-style.

Segundo Muelle

Restaurant, Seafood, Peruvian, American, $$$
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With two locations in town, Segundo Muelle is a popular Peruvian restaurant that also makes excellent fusion-style sushi and Italian pasta dishes. The pisco sour made with passion fruit juice is not to be missed.


Restaurant, Brasserie, South American, Seafood, Gluten-free, $$$
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ZFood specializes in fresh-from-the-ocean cuisine served in a relaxed but upscale setting. Order from the market-style display or off the menu of tasty selections, from twists on Ecuadorian-style ceviche to Thai-style curries.

Sumo Sushi Burrito

Restaurant, Fusion, Japanese, Mexican, 0

For an affordable fusion experience, why not try Sumo Sushi Burrito. Located in both Quito and Cumbaya, this fast food serves Japanese sushi ingredients in a Chipotle Mexican Restuarant style. Their burrito-sized sushi roll is mythical.

De La Llama

Restaurant, South American, Fusion, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Take traditional Ecuadorian dishes and prepare them with international techniques, like risotto made with quinoa instead of rice and Japanese-infused ceviche. It’s always good to find a relaxed fusion-style restaurant in the big city.

La Tribu Taina

Restaurant, Fusion, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian
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La Tribu Taina recently opened to rave reviews. The menu is eclectic, taking the best recipes from around the world and crafting them into an international smorgasbord of affordable dishes. Bring your friends as this is a great place for tapas-style sharing.