Where to Eat in Chimborazo Province: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 21, 2017 Venice Greaves

Chimborazo (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃimboˈɾaso]) is a province in the central Ecuadorian Andes. It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The capital is Riobamba. The province contains Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.
Things to do in Chimborazo Province

1. El Delirio Restaurant

Primera Constituyente 28-16 | entre Rocafuerte y Magdalena Davalos, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol International, Ecuadorean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +593 3-296-6441
Excellent
31%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 145 reviews

El Delirio Restaurant

Reviewed By T-SGlobetrotters - Preston, Lancashire

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.

2. El Rey del Burrito

Brasil 16-31 | Between Colombia and Esmeraldas St, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Reservations Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$94 +593 3-296-9602
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

El Rey del Burrito

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.

Reviewed By RLivesey - London

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.

3. Pizzeria San Valentin

Av Leon Borja & Torres, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Television, Wheelchair Accessible Dinner, Lunch +593 3-296-3137
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Pizzeria San Valentin

Reviewed By Yesmads - London, United Kingdom

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. D'Baggio

Miguel A Leon y 10 de Agosto, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +593 3-296-1832
Excellent
22%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

D'Baggio

Reviewed By NameAlreadyTaken75 - Southern California

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.

5. Bonny Restaurant

Primera Constituyente y Darquea, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards South American Lunch, Dinner +593 3-296-6460
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Bonny Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By JC-Meg - Baltimore, Maryland

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.

6. la pizzeria de paolo

Veloz y Brasil | Veloz Y Brasil, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Reservations, Delivery Italian, Pizza Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 593 3 943123
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

la pizzeria de paolo

This place offers delicious food and great atmosphere

Reviewed By Faly C - London, United Kingdom

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.

7. Pizzeria Casa Nostra

SALINAS de Guaranda | Calle Jose Dubac , Salinas, Guaranda 020150, Ecuador Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +593 98 024 9597
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Pizzeria Casa Nostra

Reviewed By HailTheAle - Prague, Czech Republic

This has been the first time in many months since traveling where I had a real Italian Pizza. The pizzeria gets its mark by sourcing the best local ingredients, great aged cheese, great salamis and prosciutto and hand-made tomato sauce and dough, the Italian way. The place is managed by it's owner - Italian living in Ecuador, who is also the pizzero.

8. Paraiso Pizza

Simon bolivar y vicente Moreno, Alausi 060250, Ecuador Italian, Pizza Dinner 5932930098
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Paraiso Pizza

Reviewed By T-SGlobetrotters - Preston, Lancashire

There are not too many good eating places in Alausi but this place was recommended by our hosteria. It produces excellent thin crust Pizzas. We opted for a medium vegetarian pizza with mozerella cheese which had a good selection of vegetables, very tasty and perfectly flavoured with herbs. Friendly owner, highly recommend this restaurant.

9. Felipe restauranteboutique

Los Alamos, Juan Chiriboga y Segundo Rosero | Segundo Rosero, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff South American, Ecuadorean, Latin, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$141 +593 98 789 2892
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Felipe restauranteboutique

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.

Reviewed By Christopher M - Tucson, United States

"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.

10. El Meson del Tren

Ricaurte y Eloy Alfaro | Ricaurte y Eloy Alfaro Alausí Ecuador, Alausi 060250, Ecuador Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Ecuadorean, International, South American Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$141 +593 98 729 1923
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

El Meson del Tren

Traditional Ecuadorian food. If you need please do dinner by reservation.

Reviewed By Englishtravelfanatic - Canterbury, United Kingdom

Not only was the food exceptional but the atmosphere and the service was really good too. In addition, the building is beautiful and nicely decorated inside. We came here for dinner and feared that it would be too touristy, but it did not feel like that. There seemed to be a good mix of locals and tourists and a nice atmosphere. The manager apologised for not coming over to our table within five minutes of us sitting down. It didn't bother us and in any case the service from then on was really good. The menu was varied. We did not have to wait long for the food, even though they were busy. I had an amazing tilapia fish fillet, with vegetables, french fries and a big bowl of rice! Lovely after dinner drink too.

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