The menu of national restaurants will certainly impress fans of meat dishes, among which there are treats suitable for fans of both European and exotic food. Some popular treats are Roast Suckling Pig "Lechon", "Lomo" pork steak and "Lomo Saltado" beef steak. Usually, as a complement to meat dishes, guests are served side dishes of fresh vegetables or tomato sauce with spices. A quite common garnish is fruits - with slices of patacones fried plantains, juicy meat tastes amazing.
In every national restaurant, guests will be offered Eko de Pollo, stew chicken with rice and avocado. In addition to it, be sure to order tortillas "De Maiz" or â€śCangilâ€ť - corn tortillas. Guayaquil restaurants are widely appreciated by seafood lovers because local chefs have reached considerable heights in this culinary direction. Typically, in restaurants, you can find marinated seafood served with side dishes of rice or grilled corn. "Encosados" fish prepared with the addition of coconut milk and garlic sauce is very popular.
Seafood is also used for preparing attractive first courses, among which Levanta-muerto seafood soup is in the greatest demand. As for drinks, in local gastronomic establishments, guests will be offered quite a wide selection, from traditional coffee and tea to interesting fruit cocktails and locally produced beer. It is worth noting that coffee is much less popular than tea. At the same time, local beer is known far outside the country, and you'll be offered to try it in every single bar. Alcoholic sugar cane drink "Pisco" is also very popular among foreign tourists.