Feed the Hungry
It’s Sunday morning. Yadira & I are hungry. Papa & Mami want to eat breakfast at a local restaurant. After a 30 minute drive we arrive in Conocoto where Mathieu & his family have a home. A short drive through the streets & we are soon at one of our favorite eating establishments: Los Famosos Hornados de Conocoto, N2-30 Mariscal Sucre y Luis A. Proaño.
There is no sign on the little restaurant but it is easy to find —
look for all the parked cars
This is a very popular local restaurant that only serves roast pork -
It’s only open on week-ends and is always crowded
Here is Mercedes Taco, owner, with the first pig of the day
Tortillas de Papa
Just a small little place, maybe eight tables - Where is Mathieu?
Hornado Completo con aguacate, mote, cuero, agrio, tortillas de papa
(Roast pork, avocado, boiled corn, pig skin, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, yellow beans, carrots, mashed fried potatoes)
Disclaimer: Eating pig meat is 100% safe and doesn´t cause swine flu!
The wait for a seat is well worthwhile - The atmosphere is friendly and the food is always fresh and oh, so good!
It’s not even 10 AM & yes, this is breakfast! Los Famosos has been open for hours & the customers keep coming.
It’s us! David, Yadira, Papá, and a little customer waiting to eat -
Papá, don’t eat the dog!
Mercedes Taco, David & Papá
Doesn’t that look good?
Mami is smiling - The food is good!
Glad you came to visit us. Hope you enjoyed the food. Chao! Oink! Oink!
Feed the Hungry
David - This looks like a great place. I have not yet been to Mathieu's new cafe in Quito - but I know you and Yadira went and had a great time with Matt. So, I have a lot of catching up to do in Ecuador. We will look froward to more Chronicles from you in the future.