A few weeks ago we went to El Sabor De Las Costeñitas Restaurant in Cuenca. I had pan-fried breaded corvina. It was amazing! Mom had pescado encocado (fish in a coconut sauce) and dad had Encebollado with shrimp.
I am a sucker for seafood so I really loved this restaurant. It was a small place, but it had a very nice atmosphere; the people were really kind. And since it was small, the smell of the food filled it, and it was enough to make you drool!
Cuenca’s Corvina Apanada
You know how sometimes you order breaded fish and it is just soggy, and there is hardly enough salt?
It totally ruins the effect! But this fish was just right. The batter was perfectly crispy and lovely salty. I loved it; I will definitely go back when we get a chance!
The fish comes with an onion-tomato salad and lime. Along with a generous serving of rice and patacones (fried plantain). Altogether, it is really yummy and a perfect combo!
And if you don’t like seafood, but the rest of your family does, they have breaded chicken and other common dishes like churrasco .
Another thing that makes it easy to enjoy the food is that it is not too hot inside. I find it hard sometimes to enjoy a hot meal in a hot place… I get way too hot. But here, there is a big door out to the open and a nice fan to keep you cool!
So all in all, I really liked it there and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants a taste of the Coast in the Sierra!
And another interesting bit is that the food is Esmeraldas style. It is really delicious. The other day, I was talking to a friend from around Esmeraldas and she said she does miss the food from there and I told her about this restaurant and she said she’ll try it!
So whether you want some seafood, or a taste of home, this is a really nice place! When you are in the city center, be sure to stop in and try it, I can definitely recommend the pan fried breaded corvina and the encebollado; they are personal favorites!