Quito: Street Food Essentials

Quito: Street Food Essentials

From $75 per person

Enjoy a daytime gastronomic exploration through Quito's paradise of flavors. Try diverse street food, Amazonian fruit, market delights, and the best of local eateries. Be amazed by the great culinary diversity and discover why Ecuadorian food is a must.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels located in La Floresta, Centro Histórico, Mariscal Sucre, and Iñaquito. Please be at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before the activity starts.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Delight your palate at the favorite eateries in town
  • Experience the meaning of lunchtime in Quito's streets
  • Eat your way through a local market
  • Sample exotic local dishes in places that will tell you everything you need to know about life in Quito
  • Finish the journey with top hand-made chocolate and meet the chocolatier behind this artsy dessert
Full description
Begin your experience in Quito's main flea market, a hidden gem even for locals. Eat some of the best traditional dishes while understanding a classic working environment full of antiques and small treasures. Continue around the Basilica of the National Vow towards the eateries surrounding one of the oldest and most significant public schools, where most of the student's movements take place. Make your third stop in one of the busiest political areas, where the amount and quality of the eateries are beyond the imagination. Walk around beautiful street art toward the main park in downtown Quito, and get a glimpse of everyday life, national sports, and some of the most representative street eateries in town. As your first bites digest, stroll to the most mind-blowing stop to savor the most delicious culinary scene in the country: seafood from Manabí (famous for its inventive, resourceful, and truly unique food). Then, continue your pleasant walk and find your way to one of the favorite markets in town, a gastronomic paradise showcasing the natural abundance of Ecuador. Finish the journey with quality hand-made chocolate, the icing on the cake of Quito's top flavors. You can choose to take a regular shared or private walking tour, with or without pickup and drop-off.
Includes
  • Food, drinks, and chocolates at the itinerary stops
  • Walking tour
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected areas in Quito (if the option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for options with meeting point)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meeting point is Teatro Bolivar, on Oe 2-43 Eugenio Espejo street. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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This was such a fun and up-close way to get to see many of the different neighborhoods in Quito, including some more traditional tourist spots as well as some spots that only locals would know. Ernesto and Nico were my guides and they were so friendly and provided a lot of background information and history. Not to mention, the food was amazing! I would recommend starting this tour on an empty stomach, as you will definitely get more than enough food. I would also suggest bringing a backpack to carry raincoat/water bottle, and wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. On our few hours of walking we experienced both bright sunshine and pouring rain. Ernesto did call us a car at one point so we wouldn’t have to walk in the downpour. I will definitely recommend this to my friends who are visiting Quito!

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February 21, 2020

an absolute amazing experience and would definitely recommend to everyone I know who would come through Quito! best guide and couldn’t be happier!

September 28, 2019

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