Ecuadorian Street Food

Here are the recipes for some of the most popular street food dishes in Ecuador.
Carne en palito o pinchos de res: Carne en palito are thin pieces of meat seasoned with garlic, achiote and cumin and grilled on skewers.

Ceviche de chochos: A vegetarian ceviche made with chocho beans, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, limes, oranges and tomato sauce. It is served with maiz tostado, chifles or plantain chips, avocados and hot sauce.

Chifles: Chifles or tajadas are chips made by frying green plantains or green bananas.

Choclo asado con salsa de queso: Grilled corn with a cilantro queso fresco sauce

Empanadas de viento: Empanadas de viento are Ecuadorian empanadas stuffed with cheese and onion, then fried and sprinkled with sugar.

Espumillas: A popular street food in Ecuador, this dessert is a meringue cream made with fruit pulp, typically guava or guayaba, egg whites and sugar.

Salchipapas: Salchipapas or French fries with fried hot dog sausages are a very typical and popular Ecuadorian street food.

This post was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by Layla Pujol


  1. Hola Layla; Estoy encantada de haber encontrado esta pagina de comida ecuatoriana.
    Soy quitena y anoro tanto nuestra deliciosa e incomparable variedad de platos.
    En especial la comida de la Sierra.
    Algo que no tienes en tu recetario, son las tortillas de mais con relleno de papa.
    Son deliciosas y tan delicadas. No las puedo preparar por falta de la harina de mais tostado, que no encuentro en este lado de la Florida (Naples).
    Ten la fineza de indicarme con que puedo substituir la harina.
    por favor.
    Muchas gracias,

  2. Love, love, love your authentic recipes!!

  3. Kathy Saffer says:

    Hi Laylita,
    My husband & I just returned from a trip to Ecuador and I wondered if you know a recipe for a type of pancake cooked on street carts. It tasted like it had cheese in it and I don’t remember what it was called as I didn’t write it down when I asked the vendor what it was…but the taste was wonderful. Any ideas on what it might have been???
    Thanks for your help,

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