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
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
Chivo Loco spiced-goat stew, fried corn
Choclo spiced-corn stew, fried corn
Sabrosa curry stew, fried corn
Morocho ground-beef stew, fried corn
Cuy andean guinea pig, home-made pasta, sweet broth
Maqueño maduro (sweet plantain), chicken
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
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
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
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