This rustic eatery is one of the better spots in Quito for typical food that isn't coming from a market stall or a sketchy dive. Recipes hail from every part of the country. Order the papas con cuero (pork skins with potatoes in a peanut sauce) or seco de chivo (lamb stew) for something a bit more difficult to find than ceviche or llapingachos. The empanadas de verde are always a good choice, too. In addition to tourists, quite a few locals come here for their fix of Ecuadorian recipes. The interior is pleasant, with brightly painted walls set with typical handicrafts, a fireside dining room, and tall windows that look out onto a garden.
Eloy Alfaro 2530 and Catalina Aldaz
Our Rating Neighborhood North of Town Hours Mon–Sat 11am–10pm, Sun 11am–6pm Phone 02/2446-654 Prices Main courses $7–$24 Cuisine Type Ecuadorian Web site La Querencia
MapEloy Alfaro 2530 and Catalina Aldaz Quito
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