Quito’s Historic Center, being the oldest and best preserved in South America, invites you to live unique experiences. Walking through the streets of the colonial Quito, you can admire the imposing churches, great cathedrals, historic squares, museums and more. It becomes the ideal scenery to enjoy a delicious meal, of course with good company. 

We have listed the 5 top restaurants in Quito’s old town for you. Take a look at them and come and taste the exquisite local gastronomy.



Located at the foot of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, Altamira is a bar-restaurant with a cuisine that fuses Ecuadorian-French techniques. As a result, you not only taste delicious dishes, but you can also participate in their preparation in a cooking class offered by Altamira.

The cooking class is definitely a different and optimal experience to learn more in depth about the techniques and ingredients.


Casa Gangotena is one of the most outstanding hotels in Quito’s Historic Center. Being a colonial mansion perfectly restored for the comfort of guests. 

Inside the hotel is its restaurant, renowned for the high quality of service and flavor combinations that emphasize the Ecuadorian gastronomy. Its dishes are inspired by the richness of local ingredients, offering a highly creative signature cuisine. Based on a research work of flavors, aromas, textures and ancestral techniques.


Third place of the top restaurants in Quito’s old town, is Cafe Dios No muere. A perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and relax after visiting the Historic Center. 

Menu highlights include Cajun shrimp, po boys, cheeses and specialty meats, and a good selection of local wines and beers to go with it. The jambalaya is one of the house specialties.


Imagine enjoying some delicious dishes while delighting yourself with a spectacular view of the Historic Center. This is possible at Vista Hermosa, a lookout café, due to its location it is ideal to spend a romantic date or a dinner with friends. 

The gastronomic experience you will have here will be totally gratifying. A combination of flavors and ingredients that highlight Ecuadorian cuisine and its ancestral techniques.

5.La bodega de Cantuña 

If you want to try typical Ecuadorian food, La bodega de Cantuña is your place. Located in the San Francisco square, this place offers you the opportunity to taste dishes such as: Ceviches, tigrillos, humitas, fritada; mote con chicharrón or an ambateño chocolate.

So, now you already know where to go if you want to taste delicious dishes of Ecuadorian gastronomy. The Old Quito is waiting for you!

Contact us and we will help you choose the best Quito city tour.

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