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La Purísimaurisima

  • Calle Espejo 847 Map It
  • Quito
  • South American

Published 07/20/2006

Fodor's Review

An English-speaking chef cooking traditional Ecuadorian fare within a historic theater one block off Plaza Grande is a recipe for success. Despite being within the regal Teatro Bolivar, the restaurant is refreshingly low-key, with simple red wooden dining chairs and a chalkboard menu of specials, though the irridescent tiled bar adds some pizazz. Shrimp soup, with potatoes, local herbs, avocado, and an egg, is warming, filling, and a delightful mix of textures and flavors. For something heartier, go for the lamb medallions in a smoked chorizo sauce. For good people-watching, sit by the plate glass windows whose tables look out onto pedestrian-only Calle Espejo.

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Calle Espejo 847, Quito, Pichincha, 59322, Ecuador

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Published 07/20/2006


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