Riobamba (Spanish pronunciation: [rjoˈβamba], full name San Pedro de Riobamba) is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. It is 200 km (120 mi) south of Ecuador's capital Quito and located at 2754 m on the Avenue of the Volcanoes. The city is an important regional transport center as well as being a stop on the Pan-American Highway that runs through Ecuador. Riobamba stands as one of the largest cities in the central portion of Ecuador's Sierra region.
Things to do in Riobamba
4 based on 145 reviews
The restaurant is located in a beautiful historic building. Unusually for Ecuador, the restaurant lighting is soft and atmospheric and the walls are adorned with lots of interesting artefacts.
The food was very good. We both had sea bass with shrimp sauce served with rice and red cabbage. Service was very courteous. Our only reservation was the cost of the meal relative to other restaurants and the amount of food served as the portions are fairly small.
4 based on 57 reviews
El Rey del Burrito is a restaurant located in a residential zone of Riobamba, our specialty is handcrafted mexican food. The establishment has several ambiences, decorated for giving a friendly, warm sensation to the customer. We count with a private security guard in the parking section, centralized audio system, flat screen, bar, wi-fi and many other services ready for the customer requirements. All credit cards are received.
We went early which meant we were the only ones there so can't comment on the atmosphere as there wasn't one!
The burritos were pretty average - slightly cold in the middle and had been deep fried which we found odd but maybe that's how some people like them!
All in all, ok if you've been travelling and your taste buds fancy a change but don't expect it to compare to Mexican food at home.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
If you are looking for delicious typical Ecuadorian cafecito this is your place! I highly recommend the tortillas with a chocolate con quesito!
4 based on 46 reviews
This place was nice to hang out in for a while, as Riobamba itself was quite a disappointment. They serve "black dog" ale, which was quite nice. A constant mash-up of 80's music was playing in the background. - yesmads.com
4 based on 70 reviews
Ended up having dinner here because it was one of the few places open after 9:30 p.m. The pizza was decent but not exceptional. Service was OK. For some reason all the menu items (like the restaurant itself) are named after Italian footballers. Downtown Riobamba doesn't seem to be blessed with many interesting restaurants -- unlike, say, Cuenca, Quito or even Banos -- so this place may not be a bad choice.
4.5 based on 154 reviews
Bonny Restaurant is the ideal place to taste the variety of the Ecuadorian cuisine, all in one place with history, where the vintage Riobamba comes alive in contrast with the contemporary times. Enjoy our warming and different environments that will make your visit unforgettable.
Recent dinner here was with a large party (+15) and we were seated downstairs in a private dinning room. Service was very attentive. Meal was well prepared. Overall a good time and we look forward to eating here again with a smaller group to experience the upstairs ambiance.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
This place offers delicious food and great atmosphere
First time I spend my holidays in Riobamba Ecuador and I loved it. First of all , the food was very nice,(that was what we were looking for... good food) , then the surprise was that you enter in a place for the very first...MoreDear Sir: I really want to thank you for your opinion. It is a powerfull incentive for us, when we know that our customers are satisfied.
4 based on 62 reviews
The food in brother's cafe is oke. The size of the portions is good and the quality of the food is oke. The service is slow though. Once you've ordered your main meal, you're on your own.
5 based on 75 reviews
The restaurant has a modern, linear, environment with indoor and outdoor illumination, volcanic rocks, carved furniture, and showcases. Our Menu is detailed and delicate. Recipes are prepared the moment you order to rescue the true principle of a good restaurant: the food is prepared by the chef at everyone's sight, in ceramic cookware. This is how he transmits his philosophy of life through food and rescues the body and soul of those who taste it.
"Muy exclusiva," murmured our taxista as we arrived at a modest-appearing corner in a middle-class residential neighborhood overlooking Riobamba. Inside, the decor was spare-modern, with the kitchen and mall dining area presented as an integrated unit. We were seated by a picture window overlooking the city lights. Our young waiter, almost embarrassingly attentive, served a series of exquisite and sometimes fascinating presentations, starting with mini tortillas--puffy corn cakes-- served with 3 sauces, each in its own mini-well bored into a chunk of lava. As part of one main course, a prawn finished cooking itself on a slab of hot lava. Most memorable for my wife and me, because it added as much to flavor, was the introduction of some sort of molecular gastronomy magic to the fish ceviche appetizer. When the chef added a marinade at our table, the dish erupted in "smoke"; the marinade then crystallized into little cold bits that released more puffs of "smoke" into our breaths, and intense flavor onto our palates, as we ate. The waiter explained that the dish married the Ecuadoran coast--the fish--with the cold and clouds of nearby Volcan Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest peak at more than 20,000 feet. Of all the delicious dishes served that night, this was our favorite, a lovely marriage of concept and flavor.
And while the price of the three-course meal for two was high for the average Ecuadoran salary, it was a bargain by US standards for this level of excellence. The pre-tip total of $80 included cocktails and coffee.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
It was a surprise with joy to find in the middle of Ecuador, a great menu Restaurant in the Center of the Andean Cordillera. We stayed at the Cayambe Room, with a lit Fireplace , comfy bed and warm spaced room. We would be enchanted to stop again and again at Riobamba just for the delicious cuisine and the externes fusion menu created by a Peruvian Chef. We tried a warm and delicious potato soup with avocado slices , local Locro de Papa, with a great spicy homemade salsa sauce on the side. We found an exquisite grilled balsamic octopus and Lomito Saltado, served with rice and potatoes wit fried eggs, specially asked to the maitre in charge. We were amazed for such well prepared, peruvian style, cuisine.
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