Plaza Foch, Quito

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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. Plan your Plaza Foch visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito planner .
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  • It is an excellent place to go to eat varied, featured the coffee sector. Recommended for greater security. Sector is quite moved in the night.
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  • a nice place in a neighborhood where everything for dining/dinner, bars, discos, lots of activities at all hours (except morning!), a pretty nice shops also.
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  • A local owns almost the entire square block and all of the places are basically the same. This is where people that do not know better go to eat and play. It is all over priced and it caters to touris...  more »
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  • This central square from which many bars, restaurants, hostels, boutique(?) hotels and discos emanate. Farther away from the party sector but within this barrio of La Mariscal are many quieter areas including a very large Artisan market with woven goods, leather products, ceramics, stone and Tagua jewelry plus surely many other handcrafts. The Plaza area itself is well known as the entertainment area of Quito.
  • The nice party zone in central Quito, is perfect for having a dinner and following it with a party. Both for young and mature crowds. You must be cautious about pickpocketing, but it is a real good experience
  • Very safe both day and night. Very Americanized though, so if you're looking for authentic fare, we found it in old town. As far as a place to go at night without worry though, this is it.
  • This area is well known for restaurants and discos. There are plenty of options. Don't miss this when you visit Quito.
  • Absolutely loved this place! There are dozens of barsm restaurants and clubs around here where yoz can find definitevely something you like. Even nice Hotels, salsa schools and travel agencies are here. Must-Visit in Quito!

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Where to stay in Quito

Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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