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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 as we marry the flavors, ingredients and traditional dishes of Ecuador to create contemporary cuisine informed by our culinary adventures.

We offer both set and ala carte menus. Vegan options available.

Lunch

**Specific menu items may vary by day. Please call us to confirm. Thank you.**

to start

La Coqueta Chef's choice (x2)

Manathai Salad Exquisite salad with mango, chicken, yellow pepper, roasted peanuts, cabbage, fennel and salprieta

Billfish Bala Green platain dough stuffed with billfish and coastal salad.

 

 to continue

Tortellini de maqueño 2.0 Maqueño tortellini, sofrito sauce, manaba cheese, fried bread and smoked oil

Fritada Quesadillas Fritada Quesadillas with roasted cabbage and pico de gallo

Aguachile Rojo Aguachile rojo de camarón, aguacate y pepino, acompañado de pickles de ají, brotes y aceite de cilantro

Aycha en su Ponchito Loin marinated in soy with peanuts sauce, pickles, cherry tomato, mint and chili, accompanied by grilled corn

 

 to finish

Churros M Churro with uvilla sauce and cocoa nibs, accompanied by hot chocolate

Dinner

**Specific menu items may vary by day. Please call us to confirm. Thank you.**

enjoy with your friends

 

Empanadas

Chivo Loco Purple corn dough, goat stew, queso manaba and queso de hoja. Greek yogurt topping with mint

Choclito con queso Morocho dough and hoja cheese. With coriander aioli topping and chives

Seco de pollo Maqueño dough, chicken stew with STOUT beer. Avocado topping and aji pickle

Costeñita Green platain dought field with ecuadorian coconut sauce and shrimps. Topping aioli of kind of salty peaut blended with spices

freshen up

Bosque Encantado ablack and white quinoa, carrot sweet gel, fresh vegetables, avocado puree 

Wahoo Salsero Wahoo (raw fish) with passion fruit, mango and macadamia sauce, served with chifles

Del muelle del tarqui Raw dorado with creamy almond and macadamia sauce, toasted bread, coconut, lemon basil and pickles

Aguachile Rojo Red aguachile, shrimp, avocado and cucumber, accompanied by chili pickles, sprouts and coriander oil

go deeper

Dumplings de Cuy Somos secret dough stuffed with pulled guinea pig, peanuts, crunch of rice and pickles with sweet and citric profile

Tortellini de Maqueño maduro (sweet plantain) tortellini, chicken

Shan-Sho Smoked pork tenderloin marinated in 7 spices, daikon pickles, chili oil, creamy-crunchy morocho 

Paiche wood-fired, banana-wrapped Amazonian fish

Chivo del Muey  Goat ragu cooked with tamarindo, achiote pappardelle, greek yogurt, manaba cheese crumble  

Lang Dang Shrimps with a base of red curry, ginger, turmeric, jalapeño and onion accompanied by squid ink pasta, coconut milk and lemon, served with toasted peanuts

Umiña Grilled swordfish with lemon and red chili peppers sauce, greens sautéed with peanuts and sake

get sweeter

La Coqueta  vanilla genoise and lemon zests, almond milk cake and strawberry ice-cream

Chocopop 65% Ecuadorian chocolate coulant, cacao and moringa crumble, popcorn ice-cream

Homemade Ice-cream  Handcrafted delicious ice-cream! 

 
 

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 & lemongrass infused gin, lemon

Smokey Margarita Ecuadorian Agave, smoked syrup,  ginger beer with sumac

move on to something more complex

Tres en Raya aged rum, falernum, lemon juice, orange juice, honey syrup

Nube de Cafe local gin, coffee shrub, lemon juice

Piña para la Niña rum, coconut & banana cream, cinnamon

Guaya Punch whiskey, guayaba syrup, lemon juice, orange juice

finish strong

Romerillo infusion of rosemary, extra dry vermouth, gin, pineapple bitter

Negroni de Maní toasted peanut-infused gin, campari,  vermouth rosso

Negroni de Café  coffee, gin, campari, vermouth Rosso

oh...and for the sweet tooth

Rey Moro chocolate syrup, coffee cold brew, whisky, condensed milk.