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.
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.
¡Bienvenido al Restaurante Somos!
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.
plan with the end in mind
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!
enjoy with your friends
Chivo Loco spiced-goat stew, purple corn dough, greek yogur topping
Choclo spiced-corn stew, fried corn
Morocho ground-beef stew, fried corn
Seco de Pollo ground-chicken stew
Cuy andean guinea pig, home-made pasta, sweet broth
Maqueño maduro (sweet plantain) tortellini, chicken
Bosque Encantado ablack and white quinoa, carrot sweet gel, fresh vegetables, avocado puree
Wahoo Salsero wahoo (raw fish), passion fruit, mango and macadamia sauce
Trucha Aventurera ctrout in textures with gravlax base, trout sashimi roses stuffed with
smoked trout paté, greek yogurt with fine herbs, sorrel jus and fresh leaves.
Cerdo spiced-chocolate mole sauce, local pork
Paiche wood-fired, banana-wrapped Amazonian fish
Chivo andean goat, papardelle pasta
Pincho local flank steak, chinese potatoes
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
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.