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Street Food + Local Drinks provided by Bondabu

Street Food + Local Drinks
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Enjoy the culinary scene in one of the tastiest capitals of Latin America. We've made the perfect route for you to discover why the night time street food scene in Quito is a must. Explore the infinite possibilities of our fresh and diverse ingredients. Finish the night at our favorite speak east trying inventive local drinks or the best local craft beer
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 187385P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All the food • 2 alcoholic beverages • Soda/Pop
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Hotel Quito, Av. Gonzalez Suarez N27-142, Quito 170109, Ecuador Meeting point is at the lobby of hotel Quito
La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador Tours ends at La Floresta neighborhood
Inclusions
All the food • 2 alcoholic beverages • Soda/Pop
Departure details
Hotel Quito, Av. Gonzalez Suarez N27-142, Quito 170109, Ecuador Meeting point is at the lobby of hotel Quito
La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador Tours ends at La Floresta neighborhood
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador Tours ends at La Floresta neighborhood
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Quito
    Av. Gonzalez Suarez N27-142, Quito 170109, Ecuador
    Meeting point is at the lobby of hotel Quito
    See address & details
  • 1
    Parque Jose Navarro
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Well share delicious food in this traditional park.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    La Floresta
    La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador
    Tours ends at La Floresta neighborhood
    See address & details
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LMU_Greg
Los Angeles, CA98 contributions
Would not recommend
My group of 6 friends did this tour (booked on Viator) yesterday. Overall we liked the tour guide Jose, he had a good personality. But due to value, food chosen, and hiccups made by him, we would not recommend this tour.

First issue is the driver came to our hotel looking for another couple. He left when the hotel reception told him “Brinn” isn’t staying at the hotel. Apparently, Brinn is another couple who booked this tour but were staying at another hotel.

By the time they figured out the mistake, we started the tour 45 minutes late. Instead of being cognizant of this, Jose started the tour with a 45 minute, long winded conversation about the center of the world.

This tour is called “Street Food with Drinks.” This is an exaggeration- we had “drink” (singular) and no street food. We went to a bar and had a local cocktail (very tasty). Went to a hole in the wall and had a tamale, chicken gizzards and an empanada. Finally, went to a cafe and had an herbal tea. Overall, it was about $60 worth of food for our group and it $462 ($77 a person). And the food was forgettable.

Maybe the pandemic has made the street food tour less than ideal. It is a fact that many places have shut down since last year. But perhaps the tour should be put on hold until the situation in Quito improves.

Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

aveclemonstre
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Cool, but over-priced
I enjoyed trying the street foods of Quito, and was happy to have the company of my guide, who was a fun and interesting local dude. However, the $70 (plus fees) for this tour makes no sense.

The tour is billed as “Street Food and Local Drinks”. I get that COVID has many spots closed, but if that is the case the price should be adjusted. I had only two drinks: a hot cinnamon punch (delicious) and a Michelada.

The second drink was the last stop of the night, apparently at the owner’s brand new restaurant, where we almost didn’t get in because there were no tables. Not sure what would have happened if we didn’t get in...maybe I would have had only one “local drink”. After a wait, we finally were seated and I had a nice Michelada.

The most annoying part is that I ordered another beer...and later was told that I had to pay for this beer as it was not included in the tour. Mind you, the owner of this tour company owns the restaurant. Ridiculous.

For $70, I could have had a tasting menu at one of Ecuador’s finest restaurants. The street food could not have cost more than $10. I’m wondering where the rest of my fee went.

On the other hand, the restaurant looks like it had amazing food, although I didn’t try any of it. Maybe save your $70 and go to dinner there. If you have a hankering for pig butt later in the night, you can grab some down the street for like $1.50.

Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Stay30818042499
Hi Bradley, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We're sorry that you didn't have the perfect experience we tried to deliver. Regarding the last stop at the bar, unfortunately we had to do last minute changes since the usual spot for the last drink went out of business the day before. Our bad! The reason you were charged for the second drink is that the experience only includes two alcoholic beverages in the price, We're sorry if your guide didn't inform you correctly about what's included in the tour. We will make sure it won't happen again. Thanks for your recommendations about pricing. The main reason for our price, is the guide's fee. We truly believe in fair remuneration, and in the change it can make in our economically disparate society. The only way we can keep well prepared, educated and talented young persons as our guiding team is through recognizing their knowledge and effort with a decent salary. Again, we truly apologize for not delivering an unforgettable experience, and hope we can make it up to you soon. Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your valuable thoughts. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Ecuador. Bondabu team.
Written 3 April 2021
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Michael H
1 contribution
Fantastic, seriously local experience
Mar 2020 • Couples
The food, company, and variety of atmospheres showcases the best of what Quito has to offer. We travel for food, and would never have been able to scope out the awesome local eats that Ernesto took us to, from the obligatory ‘meat-on-a-stick’ to some of the best tamales we’ve had. Some of the food is perhaps adventurous for many, but should be right up your alley if you’re a serious foodie and willing to try new things.

Highly, highly recommended!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carol S
16 contributions
Street Food - and Street Art! - of Quito
Jan 2020
Can't think of a better way to spend a first evening in Quito than with Ernesto. The time flew by as we and just one other couple explored city views, beverages, and fantastic street food we'd just never have found on our own. As an expected bonus (and one that is truly "up my alley"), Ernesto is a knowledgeable connoisseur of street art, and he introduced us to the many local and international artists that have graced the walls of Quito. He also introduced us to the new and just emerging microdistillery scene in Ecuador and is graciously delivering a couple of bottles to our hotel so we can bring them back home with us. As an ambitious home mixologist, I usually bring a bottle or two home from trips - this is something I would not be able to source in the US, so am super appreciative. Sign up for a leisurely and friendly evening with Ernesto exploring this amazing city - you won't regret it!
Written 20 January 2020
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domdel
orlando, FL11 contributions
This is how to do street food in Quito!
Jan 2020
We truly enjoyed our Street Food Tour. Our guide, Ernesto, picked us up from our hotel in old town and showed us a completely different neighborhood of the city. We started with drinks, walked our way down to a crowded (but for a good reason) food stand for meat on a stick, and then to some very local places including a stop where Anthony Bourdain put a stamp of approval on some of Quito's best outside markets. We were entertained with Ernestos knowlege of the city, it's history and politics, and of course, its food. We also were given restaurant suggestions so that we were well prepared for the rest of our trip. This is a 5 star tour that should not be missed.
Written 13 January 2020
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Samir R
17 contributions
Best food tour of the city with an awesome guide - Albert is an all-star!
Dec 2019
This was hands-down my favorite experience during my stay in Ecuador in Galapagos. Due to the holidays, I ended up being the only one signed up for the event on my day, but rather than cancel the tour (as other guides might have done), I had the chance for a 1:1 tour of the city with Albert as my guide. Albert is incredibly knowledgeable about his city and he knows the history as well, but he was able to relay information naturally without it coming across as a stuffy old-school tour.

In terms of the tour itself, we tried the best that Quito has to offer and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of food. We went to three amazing street food / local food spots and got
Written 4 January 2020
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Claire T
2 contributions
Excellent Tour company
Jan 2020
This is a great company offering excellent and interesting tours and the customer service from Ernesto was second to none, who was extremely attentive and caring clearly wanting to make sure everything was perfect for us.

We had booked the street food and drinks tour in Quito but have noticed they offer tours in other South American cities so i will definitely check them out next time we're travelling there.
Written 4 January 2020
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Michael Atack
Jacksonville, FL146 contributions
FABULOUS TOUR!!! Defn book this!!
Just had a tour with Fernando and it was exceptional!! Definitely recommend this - 5 stars!!!
Going through different areas of Quito trying street food and drinks that typical Ecuadorians eat.
Parque Navarro was a great spot to eat empanadas, pork and loads of other Ecuadorian treats!!!

Do yourself a favor and book with these guys!! You won’t regret it!
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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megan o
megan o
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Not to be missed
The This is Quito tour was an excellent experience I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Quito. Alberto was a
assafdrucker
assafdrucker
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A very good tour
Very successful tour. Guide with lots of knowledge and the graffiti is impressive. Also the visiting at the artist
neutron186
neutron186
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Quito downtown
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I had a great tour of the Quito downtown. Tried some of the local fo
Achevallejo
Achevallejo
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Totally a must
I loved every second of my time with these guys. Really cool underground artistic side of Quito and quite an explan
I_K_in_US
I_K_in_US
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Great way to walk around the Quito and taste local food
I really enjoyed the Street Food Essentials tour with Alberto. As I was traveling alone, without this tour I would
suzanneh547
suzanneh547
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Great day of food and culture!
Had a great day with Ernesto on what was much more than a street food tour. Not only did I get filled to the brim w
VBYC
VBYC
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An Amazing EXPERIENCE and TOUR!
Great professionals running this company and hands down one of the best tours in Quito. An absolute must as we went
dianalouiserumney
dianalouiserumney
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Quito and beyond
Under the guidance of Bondabu, our travels in Ecuador have given us meaningful insights into their culture, history
AceBucki
AceBucki
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Good Eats - Long Walk
The tour consisted of two meals from local kiosks and coffee from a cafe. While the total cost of the food for my w
Alex W
Alex W
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Filling and fun, Beto is a good man
A comfortable and personalized experience. Beto guides through streets to find unique gems among the hundreds of sm
stn_knk
stn_knk
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Excellent!!
Absolute game changer when wanting to visit a city such as Quito! Great guide, great food! We went places we would’
30celinep
30celinep
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Fantastic, fun and friendly
Had a wonderful experience wandering through the streets of Quito with Alberto. Interesting stories, great discuss
Chanda P
Chanda P
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Wonderful introduction to Quito
This was a fabulous tour on foot with Alberto. Learned so much about the architecture and social-political history,
alexandrarQ8914KC
alexandrarQ8914KC
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I just want to do it again!
I simply love chocolate right, so I decide to invite my girls to this new experience by Bondabu. I did the Urban Ar
dianarZ1182TP
dianarZ1182TP
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You need to take this tour
We took the street food tour in Quito and we were pleasantly surprised. We would’ve never tried that delicious food
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