A self-proclaimed Ecuadorian-Irish pub and restaurant 10,000 ft. up the side of a volcano is one of Quito's least-likely destinations. Even more surprising is that it's actually quite good. Set in the lodge of the same name, just 10 minutes from town, Lumiroma's dining room features heavy tables, exposed wood beams, and countless colonial antiques—including one of the original 18th-century wooden sculptures that were models for Bernardo de Legarda's El Panecillo monument. The menu is quite eclectic, ranging from stone crab claws to grilled lamb ribs in a wild Andean blueberry sauce, served on metal platters. After the meal, retreat downstairs to the bar for a brandy or whiskey beside the fire, while checking out the twinkling lights of the city below.
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Our Rating Neighborhood The Foothills Hours Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 10am–9pm Phone 02/2548-206 or 09/9703-130 Prices Main courses $19–$32 Cuisine Type Fusion Web site Haceinda Lumiroma