Ecuadorian Fast Food in Cuenca

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While you can find plenty of American fast food joints in Cuenca, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, fast food as we know it didn’t appear in Ecuador until the 1990s.

But the idea of grabbing something fast is universal and so fast food in Cuenca has always existed – most often in the afternoon with a cup of coffee.

I have already written about food in Cuenca as there is so much delicious pork. If you missed it check out:

Cuy in Ecuador
11 Authentic Ecuadorian Eats
6 Porky Perfect Foods in Ecuador

And so when Andres offered to take me on a food tour of Cuenca’s original fast food I couldn’t turn it down even though we only had 48 hours to eat it all.

Have a look at the outcome (and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like it)

When I get back to Canada I’ll definitely need to hit the gym…

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  1. Oh! You’re coming back to Canada, are you? I’m beginning to think you’re just going to stay in South America – enjoying the delicious food and making the rest of us feel a little bit jealous :p

  2. Mike | Earthdrifter says:

    They definitely take fast food to another level in that region. Much of the fare seems to have evolved from a mixture of influences from Europe, North America and the indigenous peoples. Great stuff!

  3. This made me laugh….not sure that hot yoga can fix this but must say a few of them tempted me!

  4. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says:

    You’re such a cute eater! You need to do a similar video for veggies or dessert lovers. 🙂

  5. Yum! I love a bit of fast food, especially in Ecuador where it’s warm enough to find a nice spot outside to enjoy it. I’m struggling with that in NZ at the moment!

  6. Martine @ Chompchomp says:

    At home I tend to eat exceedingly healthy just so when we are out or on travels we can eat what ever we like! A good fast food binge is so much fun…but boy do I pay for it afterwards!

  7. Izy Berry says:

    The video is hilarious! The street foods look tempting! 🙂

  8. Christoffer Moen says:

    Love this..Those picadas are the bomb! Bookmarked! 🙂

  9. I loved the video, both for it’s humor and it’s peek into how awesome the street food is in Ecuador.

  10. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) says:

    Another great video! Thanks for sharing your meaty travels.

  11. TammyOnTheMove says:

    You ate all of that in 48hrs? Respect! 🙂 But I think I couldn’t have said no to these beauties either. I love the look of the sauces that came with the burgers.

  12. Helen - Helen in Wonderlust says:

    Impressive amount of food consumption there! I’m currently on my slim down to chub up in California diet!

    Love the videos! 🙂

  13. Visitors Bureau says:

    I love fast food very much.

    Thanks for sharing video.

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    Loved the video, thanks for sharing .

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    I love fast food thanks for sharing the video.

  16. orange beach condominums says:

    Yum! I love a bit of fast food & The video is hilarious

  17. Hotel Albany GA says:

    I am fond of fast food and love to eat a lot. This is so amazing, I like it very much.

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