Our favorite little restaurant in Quito

Photo of the kitchen in a little restaurant near the Hotel Sebastian.
La cocina (the kitchen) at the little restaurant we love on Louis Cordero near the Hotel Sebastian

Every morning, we start off having breakfast at this wonderful local restaurant near the Hotel Sebastien on Calle de Luis Cordero. When you’re in the United States, it’s rare to see a restaurant with this charming character, almost like a movie set from another era. It’s very simple inside and is well kept by the owners. It’s almost like you are eating in their home, with the love they put into the food.

Photo of a local restaurant near our hotel on Louis Cordero
A local restaurant near our hotel on Louis Cordero
Tables inside our new favorite local restaurant.
Tables inside our new favorite local restaurant.

This is my favorite dish. Pollo con arroz y papas fritas! I love how the add slices of fresh avocado. I actually don’t eat avocado much, but since it’s on my plate, I mix it with bits of chicken and rice and it’s delicious. The sauce behind the plate and to the right is fresh mayonnaise made from scratch. There’s no processed food in this restaurant! And the sauce on the left es realmente picante or really spicy! Fresh tomatoes and green pepper adorn the top of the piece of chicken and the underlying sauce is delicious. I mix it with my rice.

Picture of Arroz y Pollo con Papas Fritas (Rice and Chicken with hand cut potatoes)
Arroz y Pollo con Papas Fritas (Rice and Chicken with hand cut potatoes)

The food in Ecuador is definitely different than back in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I can’t think of anywhere I’ve eaten in Winston that has the rich flavors and sauces of this region of the world.

 

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