1. Ecuador
  2. Pichincha
  3. Quito
  4. Mercado Santa Clara

Quito: Street Food Essentials

Product ID: 290025
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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.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

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.

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  • 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.
  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for options with meeting point)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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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

From US$ 75 per person

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Product ID: 290025