La Querencia offers delicious Ecuadorean cooking in a beautiful setting. Inside, brightly colored walls are decorated with typical Ecuadorean crafts, and large picture windows open onto a garden. If you're looking to try Ecuadorean specialties such as seco de chivo (lamb stew) or ceviche (marinated fish), but you're a bit apprehensive about venturing into a hole-in-the wall restaurant, La Querencia is for you. Both the seco de chivo and ceviche here are excellent. Other unique dishes include papas con cuero (pork skins with potatoes in a peanut sauce) and arroz con menestra (a dish of rice, lentils, and beef, usually served with fried bananas). I recommend starting your meal with empanadas de verde and tortillas de maíz. The locals eat the empanadas with their hands, so don't be bashful about using yours.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 02/2446-654
- Eloy Alfaro 2530 and Catalina Aldaz
- Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-6pm
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