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11 November 2018

El Conquistador


Finally had the chance on a recent chilly evening to stop in for some warming Ecuadorian soup at Broadway mainstay El Conquistador. This stretch just northwest of the busier areas near the Broadway/Roosevelt intersection is much quieter but has always had a small contingent of good food, some at restaurants that are no longer around.

After my first choice choice caldo de bola was not available on this night, I opted instead for their encebollado de pescado (above). This fish stew is popular throughout the country, but obviously the best ones are usually found in coastal regions with the freshest supplies of fish. You can also find a mixed version with other seafood, and restaurants that specialize in this dish are open from early morning serving up both from dawn until well past dusk.

It was not as flavorful and complex as some other versions, but after dumping in much of the spicy green aji shown in the photo and squeezing in some lime, the temperature starting feeling more manageable. Hearty Ecuadorian soups are so good for this.

El Conquistador Bar Restaurant & Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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