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Ecuadorian

Born. 

I was born and grew up in Ecuador where I was spoiled with exotic local foods that came from all regions: highlands, coast and jungle.  Ceviches, hornados, locros, encocados and so many more delicious dishes that became part of who I am as a chef. 

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Chef/Founder

Alejandra Espinoza

¡Bienvenido al Restaurante Somos!

Globally

Inspired.

At age 16 I moved to France with my family where I uncovered a whole world of gastronomic technique. For the next 10 years I studied, and worked and traveled all things culinary. From Europe, to the US, to Asia & the Nordics, my perspective is global.

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Rooted in local ingredients, flavors and traditions, we have combed the globe to bring back new techniques, contemporary dishes and a spirit of progression to create a restaurant that tells the story of today’s Ecuador through the language of food. For us, “Ecuadorian born. Globally inspired.” is both our motto and our mini manifesto.

TASTING MENU

Tribute to the jungle 

 Amazon Region 

Cassava Fritter /  Caramelized fig

                      Chontacuro / Smoked leaf cheese / Penco flower

 

Tamal

Andean Region 

Chiguil cheese / creamy corn / pork rinds / trout roe

 

Wild Black Berry

Ecuadorian Coast - Italy

Mahi Mahi fish / Rhubarb / BlackBerry / Pink grapefruit / yogurt

 

King of Sea

Manabí -  USA 

Prawns / Encocado / Heart of palm / Peanuts 

 

Pork and Chocolate

Andean Region  - Mexico

Pork belly / sweat spices / soursop / compote / seeds

 

or

 

Amazon Paiche

Amazon region - Denmark

Amazonian fish /  Golden Berry / Tangerine lemon / passion fruit 

smoked green plantain puré

 

Seasonal Sorbet

Ecuador

 

The Banana 

Andean Region - Spain

Bread/ Compote / Ice cream chocolate


 

Tea o Coffee

 
 

Our drinks also follow our motto of “Ecuadorian born. Globally inspired.” We make our own cocktails using fresh, local ingredients and local liquors whenever possible. We also have an outstanding selection of wines from Ecuador and France.

start with something fresh​
Frescaso 

Ataco infused with gin, pineapple peel & lemongrass

Smokey Margarita 

Ecuadorian Miske, ginger syrup, smoked Palo Santo

Acholada 

Dry sidra, goldenberry coulis  and passion fruit juice

move on to something more complex

Tres en Raya 

Aged rhum, whisky, Amaretto, spices syrup, orange juice, lemon juice

Nube de Café

Local gin, coffee shrub, cocoa liquor, lemon juice

Piña para la Niña 

Based on a maceration of candied pineapple with spices,

2 types of rhum, mastuerzo flower

Guaya Punch 

Guava, Ecuadorian whisky, citrus fruits, lemongrass

finish strong

Romerillo 

Infusion of rosemary, extra dry vermouth, gin, citrics bitter

Negroni de Maní 

campari, Vermouth rosso, gin infused with peanuts

Negroni de Café  

campari, Vermouth rosso, gin, coffee cold brew

oh...and for the sweet tooth

Hot Butter

Butter, spices, rum, pineapple juice, caña manabita

Hours

Lunch

Friday & Saturday

13.00-15.30 

Dinner

Monday - Saturday

18.30 - 22.00

For weekend orders check out our sister restaurant Guaguaseria on Rappi 

Location

N34-421 Av. Eloy Alfaro y Av. Portugal

Bellavista Neighborhood, Quito, Ecuador

Link to Google Maps

Contact Us

 

+593 (0) 99 800 3622

info@somos.rest

Feedback?

experience@somos.rest

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