send to printer

Restaurant Cabanas del Lagos, Imbabura

San Pablo Lake
Tel: 593 6 291 8108's insider take:

It's a bit of a hunt to find this little family-run restaurant on San Pablo Lake, the largest lake in Ecuador, about 60 miles from Quito. But the hunt is well worth the effort if you're in the mood for delicious regional favorites like costeñitas (fried green plantain turnovers stuffed with cheese and topped with a spicy red sauce), mote con chicharrón (traditional pork stew with avocado, tomatoes, and onion), and choclos con queso y habas tiernas (corn on the cob with local fresh cheese and fava beans). The dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the lake; if that's not close enough for you, the restaurant also has an open-air deck for dining by the water, and operates a nearby marina with Jet Ski and kayak rentals.—Cathay Che

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.