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Plaza Foch, Quito

(3.9/5 based on 600 reviews on the web)
Head to the cosmopolitan heart of town at Plaza Foch, a popular meeting place and leisure district with plenty of entertainment and amusements suitable for visitors of all ages. Join the revelers in the area's collection of party-centric bars, restaurants, and cafes, catching some live music and watching dance shows. There's plenty of shopping to be done here too, with leading high-street stores and artisan markets selling handcrafted wooden ornaments, textiles, and locally produced honey, chocolate, and jams. Put Plaza Foch into our Quito itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I can see the tourist hoopla but it's not a pretty or even a funky site. There are restaurants and clubs and shops and hotel but heart seems mostly lacking. There are exceptions like the Sunday craft ...  more »
  • Unfortunately the plaza Foch changed a lot, now is an unsafe place for a stroll. Much noise and people look evil, good bars now find seedy night clubs. Despite nightly surveillance be careful when walking. There are good restaurants but the environment is no longer as before.
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  • Were breaded near the plaza. It is a very entertaining, with a variety of dining options and entertainment. From coffee to talk, to restaurants with live music to sing. Normally we saw many policemen so it was very quiet living and walking there I suggest visit.
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  • Probably the centre of nightlife in Quito, a place to dance, drink or just hang around with friends, just be aware of bars that will trick you with "promotions" that turns out to be really expensive. Try to pay for each round at the time so you avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the night.
  • You can say its a very safe place since there dozens of cops surrounding the bar and security guards outside the perimeter. "Tourist trap" very expensive restaurants. Very safe though.
  • Touristy, but there are some fun places here. This area is definitely aimed at the younger gringo crowd, but it is lively and fun. Lots of restaurants and bars ring this plaza. In the Mariscal area, this is where you'll find food and drink late at night. Note that it gets dark and empty just a few blocks out, so you'll generally want to take a cab if going more than a couple of blocks late at night.
  • Very safe, but expensive and touristy, great for when there are big games or events happening
  • It's a nice place you can find fast food, discos, and artesanal beer, but take care, like other similar places has delinquents, drug deleaders, it's a bit dangerous especially in nights.