Pichincha Province Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pichincha Province

November 30, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Pichincha (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈtʃintʃa]) is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.
Things to do in Pichincha Province

1. Zazu

Mariano Aguilera 331 | La Pradera, Quito 170150, Ecuador Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Latin, Seafood, International, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +593 2-254-3559
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zazu

Reviewed By Hpmicks - Highland Park, Illinois

Came here for dinner with the family. Unfortunately we weren't that hungry. Too bad because the food was excellent!
First off, our son ordered a Quito Mule for a cocktail. I am normally anti any mule but this one was outstanding!!. After providing samples to me and his brother in law, we ordered two more!
Even the bread and butter deserves mention. The butter was really good. It had herbs in it but it was more than that. Not sure exactly what made it so good but seemed like it had been freshly churned.
We had a smattering of different dishes for our mains, ranging from ceviche to a special of beef goulash. I had the goulash but I wouldn't call it a typical goulash. It was beef cheeks with an amazing glaze and native potatoes. Everything on my plate was perfect and I would order it again in a heartbeat. Everyone at the table like their dishes. There were two different types of ceviche, a shrimp and a fish. I think the table would vote for the fish if they had to pick which was better.
Service was good but be warned our waiter spoke very limited English.

2. Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy

Esmeraldas y Pichicha | Mercado Central, 2do piso, Quito 170150, Ecuador Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean Lunch HK$39 - HK$63 +593 99 700 7739
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy

We are a traditional business with 60 years of tradition in Quito, we always give aour best to make happiest guest with quality and service. Is a tradicional dish that combines Cost and the Andes.

Reviewed By lahueca - Quito

For only 5 USD you get a huge potion of delicious fried fish, roasted potatoes and shrimp ceviche. So if your are hungry this is the place you have to go.
I know, I know it is located in the Mercado Central, but... believe me give it a chance!
And remember two people can have a great meal for 8 USD to 10 USD total.

3. Sher E Punjab Rincon de la India

Juan Leon Mera N_ 26-77 y Pinta, Quito 170150, Ecuador Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +593 2-250-5037
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 453 reviews

Sher E Punjab Rincon de la India

Indian Cuisine.

Reviewed By themusicalyogin - Toronto, Canada

Went here with a large group and arrived early. Staff were very prompt and courteous, and were really great at recommending different appetizers and dishes. Incredibly knowledgeable about the food, and very accommodating with food allergies and dietary restrictions. There were about 10 of us and we were served surprisingly fast after ordering. Everyone was very satisfied with their orders and most ended up with take away. I'd recommend for anyone looking for an authentic Indian food experience while visiting Quito.

4. Cafe San Blas

Jose Antepara y Vicente Leon, Quito 170150, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$24 - HK$78 +593 2-228-6762
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Cafe San Blas

You can eat delicious and healthy, with selected ingredients for good salud.En Cafe San Blas you can enjoy a fresh and handmade, with a cozy like home. Open from 6pm to 10pm.

Reviewed By Patrick S - Silicon Valley

I usually judge a 'pasta place' by its Bolognese sauce. This one was crazy delicious. A uniquely sweeter style than most I have had in Italy, Argentina or USA, but it was out of this world! Incredible value. Super hard-working and dedicated team. Too small of a space for the number of eager people wishing to dine there. So glad I had the opportunity.

5. Shibumi Sushi Bar

Ruiz de Castilla n27-103 y Lorenzo Aldana, Quito 170150, Ecuador Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$235 +593 99 180 6844
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Shibumi Sushi Bar

Shibumi is a pioneer in Ecuadorian dining that introduces local and seasonal ingredients found nowhere else in the world, while reinventing the most classic forms of Japanese cuisine. The menu changes daily based on the market's finds, and the beer selection rotates weekly to highlight our latest discoveries. We base our experiments on the most demanding foundation of technique, quality, and simplicity, using Japanese traditions as a primary point of reference. The process of sushi allows us to combine flavors in inventive ways. The philosophy of omakase, which invites guests to eat the Chef's selections, allows our patrons to join us on a new level of experience, as both participants in discovery and fellow seekers of excellence. We hope you choose to make this a destination on your next visit to Quito.

Reviewed By OysterKama - Tokoriki Island, Fiji

We went here with friends and were very happy to eat this yummy food. The chef really puts his heart in his preparations. We watched a video on him somewhere in facebook, and that is why we came here, the little documentary is right in every way, you can really see the ingredients are fresh and each roll is made to perfection.

6. Don David Internacional

Avenida Amazonas N-23-29 y Veintimilla | Frente Al Hotel Reina Isabel, Quito 170150, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner HK$47 - HK$94 +593 98 390 7325
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Don David Internacional

When I decided to create a restaurant where domestic and foreign people would sit and enjoy the delicious Cuban cuisine in Ecuador, my main motivation was to place at all my customer's disposal my many years of experience devoted to haute cuisine. The smells, colors and flavors of the Cuban food get to your table thanks to the amazing variety the climate and fields of the Andes offer. Tradition and innovation merge into my homeland's recipes, which you can taste today at this modest meeting point that is already yours. We have no greater desire than to see our cultures and the people from our countries united through this small Cuban space outside of the island. Welcome to Don David Internacional. Bon Appetite David Fernández López Owner and Chef

Reviewed By KTSunny - SAINT PAUL

Our group of 14 went here for dinner one night. We were staying right across the street at the Reina Isabel Hotel. Our guide said that they have great food, but for a group our size it could take a while to all get served,...MoreOur team is very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks. We will try and keep up the good work. Thank you!!!

7. Restaurante Maitane

Avenida Portugal N10-220 Y 6 de Diciembre | Frente al parqueadero del Banco del Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$8 +593 2-333-3318
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 289 reviews

Restaurante Maitane

In Maitane Restaurant passion, love and constancy is our shield; quality, taste and service is our strength; creativity and innovation is our greatest effort and achieving the satisfaction of our customers is our highest priority.

Reviewed By Savi C

This place lived up to the hype. After Reading the excellent reviews on here, I decided to try it out myself. I was not disappointed. I was greeted by chef Christian, who was both knowledgeable and personable. He asked my preferences and was able to...MoreThe staff of the Maitane Restaurant thank you for your comment, it was a pleasure to serve you and have you in Ecuador. We wish you many successes and happiness in your life. We send you our cordial greetings.

8. Nubori by Noe

Edificio Bristol Parc, Catalina de Aldaz y Portugal, Quito 170150, Ecuador Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner 3326187
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Nubori by Noe

Reviewed By Jimmycab51 - Quito, Ecuador

This is one of the most chick restaurants in town. Has a ver well placed division between the restaurant and the bar. At the bar lounge, you can enjoy eccentric drinks, while you wait for your table, or simple hang out. The restaurant has nice...MoreDear Jimmy, We really appreciate you sharing your opinion, it is very important to us. We hope you visit us again soon.

9. Lammhaus Grill&Bar

Andalucia N24-151 y Francisco Galavis | La Floresta, Quito 170150, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, Steakhouse, Grill Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$196 +593 2-322-8218
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Lammhaus Grill&Bar

Lammhaus Grill & Bar is located in a bohemian neighborhood in La Floresta, an elegant colonial house has been rebuilded to continue the beauty of Quito. Lammhaus offers the best quality lamb meat in Quito, with a variety of dishes cooked on a turkish grill.

Reviewed By esshop

First time here. Nice house in La Floresta and good service. Quality lamb dishes with interesting choices of preparation. Favorite dish at table was ossobuco with tasty sauce. Lasagna also made with the ossobucco. Only disappointment (2 of us ordered these) was the 4 lamb chuletas which were very small and the photo on the menu looked better than the actual dish. Another plus were the large baked potatoes. A nice place for a Sunday lunch out.

10. URKO Cocina Local

Isabel la Catolica N24-862 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170150, Ecuador Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$235 +593 2-256-3180
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 600 reviews

URKO Cocina Local

We use ingredients from our country, we gather them from different farming communities around all the regions of Ecuador. We cook ecuadorian food, using the flavors and elements that have been with us along our history, been part of our lives and we show them in a contemporary way that reflect the essence and origin of our products. We did research about our ancestral cultures and the diets used in the past, we adapted these products to modern cooking techniques. We are cooks with an ecuadorian identity that seek to connect our guests with our land, its products and its people. We live, cook and work with love, passion and social responsability

Reviewed By srsassoc - Boston, Massachusetts

We traveled to Ecuador for a six night cruise, followed by a trip to the cloud forest. In between, we stayed in Quito, and wanted a casual, authentic meal with great service and food. We completely enjoyed Urko and highly recommend it to anyone who...MoreThank you for your comments, we are glad you had a terrific meal! that keep us up to improve and enhace our experience. See you soon!

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