5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Discover the flavors of Quito on this culinary tour packed with sweet treats, tasty tamales and mouth- watering pastries such as ‘majar de leche.’ Meet artisan bakers and talented cooks and learn the secrets to making popular Ecuadorian dishes. Admire the historical architecture of Quito as you walk from place to place and take a cooking class with a local master chef. This flavor-filled food tour is a perfect introduction to the Ecuadorian food scene.


  • Culinary tour in Quito including a Ecuadorian cooking class
  • Visit one of Quito's oldest bakeries and witness how they make some of Ecuador's traditional pastries
  • Visit a sweets shop and taste some popular Ecuadorian foods and drinks including mistelas
  • Take a cooking class with an expert chef and learn to cook some of Ecuador's traditional dishes such as tamales and empanadas

What You Can Expect

Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

Quito Culinary Experience

Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.

Next, travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a small, family-owned sweets shop. Watch sweet delicacies being made before trying a few of the sweets, including majar de leche, a caramel delicacy. Learn about the history and production process behind mistelas, which are sweet treats made with a fragile layer of sugar and filled with whiskey or rum.

Then, test out your cooking skills at a local Quito home during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and empanadas. Your expert chef will teach you how to perfect these authentic dishes before you get to taste these popular Ecuadorian dishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had a great time with Pablo on this tour! It was very informative and interesting! It was very nice to see how some of the traditional food of Quito is made! Graciella was super friendly and a very good host! She and her family made me feel part of their family! It was just me on the tour and I can recommend it to anyone, whether you are in a group or by yourself! This is really a tour of the beaten track! Experience Quito from a local's perspective!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Jorge met us at the designated meeting place on time. On the journey to the market he provided information plus answered our many questions on Quito - economy, history, political climate, etc.
The market was extremely lively and interesting.
At the bakery we assisted with making some Ecuadorian quesadillas, then got to taste many delightful products along with hot chocolate.
At Graciella's we assisted with the making of empanada's and other items - all the time having our numerous questions answered plus learning about the Ecuadorian culture. Of course, we got to eat what we helped make plus more!
This tour was at the beginning of our stay in Ecuador and provided so much insight into local customs and cuisine. Highly recommended.

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