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Cumbaya, Ecuador
  • There is space for a bonfire and plenty of room for private conversations or a picnic-like experience
  • Both busses cost twenty/five cents and take less than twenty minutes a piece on a good day with little traffic

    • by FinnMcCool
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      Live music is seldom found in the restaurants, bars, and clubs scattered about Quito. Traditional pan-pipe music is the most common, followed by metal, and occasionally jazz. One out of the way restaurant that offers a refreshing solution to the lack of quality live music is Zona Verde.

      Zona Verde is out of the city and in an area called Cumbaya. It’s a bit of treck getting there and if headed back to Quito at the end of the night it’s best to share cabs with a group of friends. Its location is actually an attraction I discovered after seeing the restaurant and property and experiencing the hospitality of the staff and patrons.

      The restaurant sits back off the main street where there is a garden leading to the


      entrance to the bar. Once inside there are spacious tables surrounding a horseshoe shaped bar. In the back of the restaurant past double doors is a winding path that runs between hundreds of trees place so that niches for tables pop out every twenty feet. There is space for a bonfire and plenty of room for private conversations or a picnic-like experience.

      The service here is fantastic. Drinks are never left empty, stomachs never go unfilled, and no sits alone without lively conversation unless they wish to be. The food is brand new with entrees like Argentinean Steak sandwiches and traditional pub food. With a full stomach I then discovered the real reason to go to Zona Verde on a Friday or Saturday night, the music.

      Being a big ...


      • fan of good music I was surprised to find a place that not only had great music, but also highlighted styles from other places than Ecuador. The house musician is Cuban and with one acoustic guitar he can light up the room for the duration of the night. One hates to go to the bathroom or talk to loudly to friends because the music is so good.

        In my experience in the year that I have lived and worked in Quito’s tourist trade, I find the journey and the ambiance exhilarating and make the trip as often as I can. The music, food, and service are well worth the time and money it takes to get there.

        To get there from Quito I take the eco-via on 6 de Decembre towards the

        Rio Coca bus terminal, from there I cross to the bus station directly behind the station and get on a bus that is marked Tumbaco/Cumbaya. Both busses cost twenty/five cents and take less than twenty minutes a piece on a good day with little traffic. I get off the bus in Cumbaya at the super maxi that is just past Kentucky Friend Chicken and a McDonalds. Zona Verde is between the two.

        The people at Zona Verde are not done creating their menu and bar amenities. Every week there is a new addition and a difference than the week before. I would call this the place to watch. It’s quickly becoming a favorite of local and long time residents of Ecuador.




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