Discover the flavours of Ecuador, its tropical fruits and the sweet smell of Quito´s capital.
What is a Free Tour?
It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.
Enjoy the flavours of the ancient Inca Empire when you sign up to the new Quito Free Gastronomic Tour. Wander through the most popular markets and pop into the shops that the locals go to on a daily basis to pick up the best fruits and vegetables used to prepare the city´s most popular dishes.
Alongside our Spanish speaking guide, discover Quito´s gastronomy, a blend of old dishes from the Inca culture, a mixture of tribal essence that once inhabited the area, the ancestral, the Spanish and many more.
The famous fruit juices of Ecuador
Did you know that legend has it that the tastiest fruits are those found in Ecuador? This is one of the areas which has a greater proximity to the sun, almost at the height of the Andes and therefore resulting in a change of the DNA of the fruits making the aroma simply unique. Discover the most traditional dishes made with them.
Visit the Mercado de San Francisco, one of the oldest, busiest and most famous in the city where we will have the chance to sample the juices and milkshakes made with exotic fruits such as guanábanas, tamarindos, tree tomatoes and the well-known Ecuadorian bananas or the naranjilla juice.
Try out traditional dishes and food in some of the best restaurants. Have a taste of Ponche, a warm drink made with milk, rum, cinnamon and egg together with Tamal (a corn leaf wrap) or the popular sweet wheat cake in mana leaves, Quimbolito.
Enjoy Quito´s bestSeco de Chivo in the entire city, a delicious goat stew in one of the restaurants offering the best views of the cathedral. Have you ever heard of the Cucchuara? It is the most popular dish in the city, served with mote (cooked white corn).
After trying the stew let´s ensure we leave room for desert. The Incas are well-known for being the kings of cocoa. This delicacy is used in the city and has in fact been used for over 5000 years. Try all types of different flavoured chocolate, as well as discovering new flavors like the espumilla de merengue or the mistelas, the caramel pristiños or delicious ice cream from Paila.
Enjoy this unique guided tour and discover many more traditional dishes and flavors, try the Seco de Chivo, the sweet wines or the hoja de plátano (banana leaf). All of this on our Quito Free Gastronomic Tour.
San Francisco Market
Ice cream Parlor
And much more!
English and Spanish speaking guide
You can check it on the calendar (on the right side) or on the Book button!
Outside guided visit
We will visit from outside all monuments and places of our tour description
The route is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Anyway, you can enjoy the extensive array of activities that we offer!
The best English Speaking guides of Quito
Covid-19 safety and protection regulations
Food and Drinks
Transportation (walking tour)
In the stands located in front of the main entrance of the San Francisco Church.
How to book?
Limited tickets. Do not miss it! Choose the date on the calendar and fill in with your details to complete the booking. Immediate confirmation.
When to book?
We accept reservations up to 12 hours prior to the beginning of the activity.
Planning an activity for more than 7 people?
You may also consider booking a private tour to get your own private guide. For further information here.
Do the tours run despite bad weather conditions and public holidays?
Affirmative! Otherwise we will contact you in advance to inform you about it.
Can I modify or cancel my booking?
Are you unable to attend our tour? Let us know to reschedule your booking.
You decide what to try! Our guides will take you to the best places in the city so you can eat whatever you choose
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.