King´s Cross bar, Quito, Ecuador  » Restaurants  »
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  • For nearly sixteen years they have specialized in my favorite BBQ wings and burgers in South America
  • The closest thing to real cheddar cheese gives the flavored meat the right taste

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      In Quito, people tend to take multitasking to a new level. I can buy a television, a motorcycle, and a mattress at the same store. In many restaurants the same cluttered variety exists. King´s Cross is one restaurant that fights this sensibility. For nearly sixteen years they have specialized in my favorite BBQ wings and burgers in South America.

      The bar is located in an up and coming part of new town that boasts coffee shops and trendy restaurants. The sign for the bar is a London train stop


      and signals the relaxed environment inside.

      Ten tables greeted me in a dimly lit room with pictures of sports and music stars tastefully arranged on the walls. I opted for the bar where the owner directs the attentive staff while switching cd´s for the music system. Orders are taken by hand and beers are served in bottles. Burgers and wings can be ordered together in half or double portions. No frills are involved and the food is incredible.

      The wings are slow cooked outside on a BBQ grill and the sauce ...


      • is a secret recipe that delivers the smoked flavor of cooking outside with the perfect blend of tang and zip. I constantly find myself ordering twice as much as I had planned despite the burgers.

        Hamburgers are an odd food for Ecuadorians. They add eggs, awkward spices, and pieces of ham to the traditional recipe. For a chef who tires of cooking complicated fare and just wants a good cheeseburger this gets frustrating. The burgers at King´s Cross fix this frustration.

        Burgers are grilled outside and can be eaten with

        one hand. The closest thing to real cheddar cheese gives the flavored meat the right taste. The missing flavors that other restaurants in Quito Struggle to find are mastered at King´s Cross. As with the wings I struggle to just have one order.

        King´s Cross doesn´t serve fries. They don´t take reservations and if you are running late on a Friday it will be hard to find a spot to enjoy the food. In a city that offers a variety of restaurants that imitate familiar food it is refreshing to find one that is the real McCoy.




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