Cuenca is preparing to receive visitors during the holiday. This city, popular for its tourist attractions and architectural beauty, also stands out for its gastronomy, which includes typical food and international preparations.
Therefore, on a tour of Cuenca it is inevitable to visit some of its restaurants to taste and enjoy various gastronomic options.
If we do not know where to start or what to try, these six renowned places that we present below, recommend outstanding preparations from their menu for those who want to take a gastronomic tour.
Address: Next to the Cathedral, Benigno Malo 8-59.
The recommendation of this restaurant is its so-called Typical Plate, a combination of grilled pork, pillo or dirty mote, llapingacho with onions, blood sausage and salad. An option that brings together typical Cuenca delicacies.
Address: Calle Luis Cordero 874
From Sucré Salé they invite locals and strangers to taste special mincemeats. We can find an option of ripe with cheese, accompanied with a cheese and mint sauce; and another, green, with shrimp and coconut sauce.
They also recommend a variety of breakfasts, among which we can find their Potato Casserole (with onions, peppers, tomato and cheese) and their Tigrillo with shrimp sauce.
Address: Av. Del Estadio and Florencia Astudillo
This restaurant highlights its variety of typical breakfasts, ranging from bolones de verde to mote rogue. Other traditional preparations that Zircus offers and stands out are the locro de papas and its Santa Ana soup, which bears that name precisely in honor of Cuenca.
Address: Rafael Torres Beltran 3-103 and Victor León Vivar
This place, which is characterized by making bread and pastries using cultivated sourdough, highlights its French croissant, one of its star products. It is made with the traditional French method and using 100% natural butter and no hydrogenated fats.
Address: Vía a El Cajas
La Distribuzione offers an innovative culinary experience between chefs and diners . They do not have a pre-established menu and everything is prepared at that time with products from the local pantry. More than a place to eat, this place is characterized by offering a different experience between Ecuadorian flavors and the landscapes of the Andes.
The place is located 20 minutes from Cuenca and to go you must book in advance.
Address: Calle Larga 8-27
For this holiday, El Mercado has prepared a special menu that highlights traditional Cuenca cuisine. The proposal offers options such as: white blood sausage based on rice and cabbage, corn flour and pork tamales, among others. They also have traditional dishes on their menu, which stand out for having been transformed without having changed their essence. (I)