Another pleasure for travelers to Ecuador is the enjoyment of the best traditional and international cuisine in the country's various first-rate restaurants. Ecuador offers a wide variety of cuisine -- from typical plates from the different regions and provinces of Ecuador to five star restaurants serving international cuisine. In this section you will find a complete directory of the local-flavor and international restaurants in the main cities of Ecuador.
(If you have been bewitched by the taste of a yaguarlocro, fritada, encocado or ceviche and want to get to know more about the preparation of some traditional Ecuadorian dish, visit our section on Ecuadorian Gastronomy in our Travel Magazine, where specialized chefs will tell you their secrets.)
The price of a meal varies depending on the type of restaurant. The most economic will provide a complete meal for $12 per person and the most exclusive can reach $60 per person. Most restaurants and nocturnal clubs charge 12% tax and 10% service charge that you should be aware of when you get ready to pay your check.
In this section we also offer you a complete directory of the best cafes, bars, and nightclubs. The bars and discos open their doors around 9:00 pm but the party gets started at 11:00. Most nightclubs follow the law and close their doors at 2:00 am.
For safety, you should always be aware of your surroundings when going out at night. Use common sense and don't travel alone.