Ecuadorian Food at Tostado


I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I am having Ecuadorian food at Tostado. This cute eatery tucked away in a narrow alley in Soho serves up dishes prepare according to traditional Ecuadorian recipes. Since I will be heading off to Quito in a few weeks, I was especially curious to get a preview of Ecuadorian food.

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado

Inside it is just as cosy; There’s a bar on the right hand side as you walk in, which doubles as the kitchen, so you can literally see your dinner being cooked up. On the other side, there are tables along the length of the restaurant, standing snugly side to side. There are a few stools at a window bar which I think are always perfect if you’re dining on your own. My friend and I had booked a table, which was a good idea in hindsight as people coming in off the street were turned away.

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado

We didn’t go for starters, but while we were waiting for our mains, we both had a glass of a very fruity Argentinian Chenin Blanc and nibbled on the popcorn that was complimentary.

We both went for a churrasco de carne, which was a elongated, wood plate filled with all kinds of goodness. There was the steak of course, which was grilled to perfection and marinated in a fine chimichurri sauce. It was accompanied by white rice, that was topped with a fried egg. There was also a portion of chips and a side salad with avocado. It was quite a simple afair, but I really loved the quality of the steak and what is not to like about chips, rice and salad?

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado


I had room for more and decided to go for dessert. I wanted to try something truly different and Ecuadorian, so I opted for the tree tomato in brandy sauce with vanilla ice cream. It was strange, but in a good way. The tomato tasted very sweet, with only a hint of ordinary tomato flavours. It went very well with the vanilla ice cream.

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado

My friend had a hot chocolate fudge and sponge cake, which was incredibly rich, but oh so good.

Ecuadorian Food at Tostado

We both agreed, that Tostado was a great little find. One definitely to keep in mind, when looking for a cosy place to eat in busy Soho.


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Comments

  1. Lovely post. Reading it made my mouth water in hunger. I've never had Ecuadorian food before, and this place sounds like a cosy place to eat. I might just have to try it. The photos are a great touch. It makes you feel like I'm at the restaurant

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    1. Thanks and yes the restaurant was very cosy.

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  2. Yummy looking food here! I might give Ecuadorian food a go one day!

    Lottie xx

    http://lottielamour.co.uk

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    1. It is certainly worth checking this place out for. Although you might find that Ecuadorian food is rather like other South American fare.

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  3. I am utterly fascinated by the tree tomato!

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