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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

 

Tropical Oyster

 Ecuadorian Coast

Oyster with Passion fruit and elderflower

Tribute to the jungle 

 Amazon Region 

Amazonian bouquet,  grilled chontacuro

 

Potato Soup & Crab

Andean Region - Ecuadorian Coast 

Cold potato soup & Manglar crab salad

 

Purple Corn Tamal

Andean Region

Filled with sweet cheese. Dark chocolate sauce

Manaba Ceviche

Manabí -  USA 

Diced cucumbers, toasted peanuts, a touch of aji, cilantro tops 

 

King of Sea

Manabí -  USA 

King prawns, sal prietra, tamarind chutney, shaved coconut

 

Pork and Chocolate

Andean Region  - Mexico

Pork belly confit and andean berries, Sweet potato puree, beet pickle

 

or

 

Amazon Paiche

Amazon region - Denmark

Smoked Amazonian fish, Green plantain puree, prawn bisque

 

Gran Cacao

Cacao pulp sorbet, nibs

 

Grilled pinneaple and cheese 

Andean Region - Spain

Passion fruit, amazonian vanilla ice cream


 

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

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

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday

11.30-15.30 

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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