5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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.

Highlights

  • 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 December 2014

The tour was everything I had hoped for. I was picked up at my hotel by Byron, who was very amiable and knowledgeable. We visited a pastry shop, a meringue shop and then had a fabulous tipico ecuadorian lunch at the home of Graciella. Got to assist in some parts of the preparation and mostly see behind the scenes food preparation Ecuador. Along the way, Byron shared the history of Quito (and Ecuador), various viewpoints, the main center, churches and museums. I learned alot about the country from him, past and future and real enjoyed being immersed with the locals. I speak a little spanish, so this was also an opportunity for me to brush up. A terrific tour and highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The combination of knowledgeable tour guides, safe drivers, and informative chefs made this tour a success! First, we visited a traditional, family owned Ecuadorian bakery and made quesadillas. Seeing the inside of their production kitchen was fascinating. Next we stopped at a candy store to watch the third generation owner make his specialty, a unique Ecuadorian treat! Finally, we spent time in the home kitchen of an accomplished chef making empanadas de morocho and pristinos. Lunch at her home was the perfect end to this wonderful tour. The opportunity to work side by side with these wonderful chefs made sure that I got a special view of the food of the region. Thanks very much to everyone involved!

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