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Local Cuisine

Kitchen Quitena: The roots of Quito's cuisine originate from pre-Hispanic times. It is a renaissance of historic recipes, flavours and ingredients matched with modern cooking techniques.

Rediscovering the wealth of Quito's historic gastronomic cooking techniques, recipes and ingredients which have been lost over the years is the vison behind the Municipality of Quito and Quito Tourism's program - " Quito, culinary destination of the Americas" .

With the help of 20 restaurants and chefs, 80 different recipes for dishes and beverages were developed, reflecting the different periods in Quito's culinary history: pre-hispanic, colonial, republican and contemporary cuisine.

Kitchen Quitena is supported by chefs, cooks, researchers, private and public organizations who are all committed to revitalizing Quito's historic and authentic cuisine. The goal is to make Quito one of the most sought after culinary tourism destinations in the world.

Learn more in our ( culinary guide – link) where you will discover how to experience the many varied tastes of Quito.

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