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. 

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.

Chef/Founder

Alejandra Espinoza

¡Bienvenido al Restaurante Somos!
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Contemporary

Ecuadorian Cuisine

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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.

Dinner

**Full menu click here**

 
plan with the end in mind

Fresas con crema strawberries, salted cream, chocolate nibs

Chocopop 70% Ecuadorian chocolate lava cake, popcorn ice-cream

Homemade Ice-cream  choice of two flavors: rose & tropical (Zapote)

 
enjoy with your friends

 

Empanadas

Chivo Loco spiced-goat stew, fried corn

Choclo spiced-corn stew, fried corn

Sabrosa curry stew, fried corn

Morocho ground-beef stew, fried corn

something savory

Dumplings

Cuy andean guinea pig, home-made pasta, sweet broth

Maqueño maduro (sweet plantain), chicken

freshen up

Quinoada andean quinoa, local avocado, lemon vinaigrette 

Gazpiche smoked watermelon soup, citrus marinaded shrimp, cut strawberries, mint

Wahoo citrus marinaded fish crudo, beet juice, cream fraiche 

Trucha local trout salad, fresh vegetables

go deeper

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

 

Brunch

We are offering two special menus for brunch. Please click here to see. 

 

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 local tequila (miske), lemon, ginger beer

move on to something more complex

Tiki Vicky rum x 2, allspice, honey syrup, lime, orange

Nube de Cafe local gin, coffee shrub, lemon, egg white

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

Guayaba Punch whiskey, guayaba, lemon, orange

finish strong

Romerillo rosemary-infused gin, dry vermouth

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

Negroni de Café cold-brew coffee, gin, campari, sweet vermouth

oh...and for the sweet tooth

Creme de Ecuador chocolate, gin 

 
Hours

ALMUERZOS. 

Miércoles - viernes: 12.30hrs-15.30hrs

CENA. Miércoles - sábado: 18hrs-22hrs

BRUNCH. Sábados - domingos: 11 am - 4pm

Contact Us

 

+593 (0) 99 800 3622

info@somos.rest

Feedback?

experience@somos.rest

Location

 

N34-421 Av. Eloy Alfaro y Av. Portugal

Bellavista Neighborhood, Quito, Ecuador

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