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Tucked away in Northeast Minneapolis is an Ecuadorian restaurant with mouth-watering roast pork, perfectly fried plantains, and a delectable torta de tres leches.

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Molly O'Connor


A quick drive up Central Avenue brings you through a diverse neighborhood with a vast array of ethnic foods. One of which is Chimborazo, a hole-in-the-wall Ecuadorian restaurant. When you enter, colorful fabrics fill the walls and calming music from the Andean Highlands welcomes you.

Though the inside is small and often seems quite crowded, it never takes too long to get a seat. If you find yourself waiting for a table, check out the decorative blackboard above the kitchen, it highlights the specials of the day. If you ever want to know the special before leaving your house, then check out their Facebook page, they update it daily with their lunch and dinner specials.

If you’re visiting during brunch and can’t decide what to get, then order the local favorite, the Chimborazo. With 2 pancakes, a small helping of roast pork, and an egg, this meal has a little bit of everything and fills you up! If you want something more traditional, then the saucy Tungurahua is perfect for you. If you’re visiting during lunch or dinner and want some spice, then you won’t regret ordering the fiery Saltado.

This small, family-friendly eatery is a local gem and has gained recognition from the local food news (The Eater) as a delicious, yet affordable date-night venue. Date Night is every Wednesday and includes a bottle of wine and two rotating entrée selections for only $35.

Let’s not forget to mention that they also have a happy hour from 5-7pm, which offers $3 bottle beers, $1 off wine glasses, and $3 off bottles of wine.

Phone: 612 788-1328

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2851 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
45.02026, -93.246991

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