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Three Restaurants Worth Hunting Out in Quito

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

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Anker and its sister restaurant Urko both take direction from chef Daniel Maldonado’s concept of using the seasonal ingredients of Ecuador to inspire those that visit the country and love local cuisine.

Anker moved from the Galapagos Islands into Quito city but the menu keeps things fresh with flavours found on the mainland. Fish from the Amazon, shellfish from the coast, pork belly, tuna, octopus, and exotic fruit frame the chef’s dishes. Also included in the mix are burgers and a free-range farm chicken special that exceeds all expectations.

While the food is the main event here, we have to point out something very close to our heart: a part that’s not seen is the kitchen’s commitment to sustainability and the restaurant’s partnerships in the city and surrounding areas. Food comes straight from the farm or rooftop garden to the kitchen. Spices are paired flawlessly, creating a balance that puts each dish in a class of its own.

Elsewhere in Quito is Laboratorio, an open kitchen and dining room that hosts new culinary teams during different times of the year. Their spring menu features vegetarian comfort food including homemade pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and breads. Specialty cocktails keep the evenings moving from course to course and deserts do not disappoint.

If you want to know some of the best restaurants in Quito, Get in touch with us for inspirational recommendations for leisure activities in the city and nearby places for living unforgettable experiences; as well as the Breathtaking Horseback Adventures in South America, options include climbling, bird watching, hiking, biking, exploring the Amazon or discovering the Galapagos Islands.

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