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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  • Just your average bar/dance club central area. I wasn't a fan of all the cigarette smoking that was going on around me, even as I was eating in a restaurant!  more »
  • Nothing at all interesting aesthetically or naturally about the plaza. Businesses surrounding it are mostly bars and restaurants. Good point of reference for getting taxis if staying in Mariscal area.  more »
  • It's a good place to go out for a drink and party! Attention to the surrounding area especially at night!
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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 tourists that do not know better. Even one block away you will find more authentic experiences. Nice little plaza with lots of restaurants and bars. Young crowd with all the nearby hostels. We enjoyed a nice lunch.
  • First you have to know that this place is not for kids. Now it's the best place if you want to have fun with your friends, there are a lot of places where you can dance and drink alcohol. Also if you are gay here you can find a lot of places to have fun too.
  • A little bit of everything for tourists. Food, pubs, cafés and much more. Everything you find here you can find cheaper elsewhere. Do not be fooled by the apparent calm of the square, this is a very lively place and everything starts to get busy around 5pm. I recommend going for a few beers, but always keep your belongings on your line of sight, for this is a pickpocketer's paradise.
  • Great fun. Things tend to be priciest closer to the center of the square, and you must beware of pick pocketing. But other than that, there are many great food locations to try. In the very center, I recommend Cadillacs, a hot wings restaurant ($), or Sports Planet ($$).
  • This place has a little of everything you could want, but also a good bit of everything you don't. Be careful with your phone, the people with cigarettes trays will try to pick up a tip. A fun place for a night of bad decisions.
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