I will be in quito for 3 nights in June and am looking for great restaurants. I will have a group of 8 - 10 people in tow. Price is not an object. So i would love to se receommendations from hole in the wall places to top tier restaurants. Any thoughts? Also, I am on search for great empanadads - if anyone has a favorite place.
any help would be great.
Zazu is a must and Alma Cucina!! I loved both very much. I recommend sunset drinks at Cafe Mosaico but not a meal. These two dining spots enhanced our trip immensely.
We were in Quito in December, went to Zazu twice. First time, though it was very good, I was not completely blown away (I thought the ceviche was acrid and oversalted). Second time, I was completely blown away--one of our best all-time dining experiences.
On the recommendation of friends who live nearby in Cumbaya, we also went to La Paella Valenciana, a place that does not see too many tourists. One of their specialties is pangora, a/k/a stone crab claws, which in the US is hard to find outside of Florida. Theirs was excellent. Be aware, though, that English is barely spoken there.