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Traditional Must-Try Foods to Eat in Ecuador

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Even though it is relatively small in comparison to many of its neighboring countries, Ecuador is a cultural and culinary powerhouse. While some of their traditional dishes might be beyond your typical preferences, you never know when you might discover a new, go-to recipe that you will be compelled to repeat.

The diversity of Ecuadorian cuisine reflects the country's three distinct regions: the Amazon rainforest, the Andean highlands, and the Pacific Coast (including the Galápagos Islands).

TRADITIONAL FOODS TO EAT IN ECUADOR

LOCRO DE PAPA

This traditional potato stew is cooked using a variety of spices and served with cheese, avocado, and a crispy crunchy corn chip. 

ENCEBOLLADO

This fish stew is made with tuna, tomato, onion, and yucca root. It’s a favorite of both Ecuadorians and travelers. 

HUMITAS

These corn-filled pastries are made with corn dough, cheese, and typically served with a spicy sauce. 

CHURROS

This Ecuadorian classic pastry is made with sweet potatoes and sprinkled with sugar. You’ll find them at local coffee shops and markets. 

FRITADA

This popular pork dish is spiced with cumin, garlic, and a variety of sauces and served with sliced tomatoes, onions, and fresh cheese. 

GUATITA

A traditional meat and vegetable stew made with beef or pork and cooked in a tomato-based sauce.

BOLÓN DE VERDE

These fried plantain balls have a mashed filling of green plantains, pig’s fat, and cheese.

These are some of the typical dishes from Ecuador that you just have to eat while you're there. It doesn't matter if you're searching for a quick bite to eat or a full course dinner; the food here won't let you down. Make sure you include trying these delicacies on your list of things to do while you travel!

Before you plan your luxury Ecuador tour, make sure to get advice from a travel designer and think about include an activities of Local food.
 


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