SmoQe Urban BBQ in Ecuador

Hey Quiteñens and expats in the area! If you are craving some real Southern home cooking and bbq, I have the place for you.


SmoQe Urban BBQ and Southern American Kitchen is in Cumbaya, the town in the valley next to Quito. It's about a ten dollar taxi ride from Quito and is totally worth it! Tell your taxi driver to go to the Centro Comercial La Esquina en Calle Pampite. When you see the Juan Valdez coffee shop, you know you've made it!

Sampler of microbrews

I have been a couple times now and have plans to return in the next few weeks. SmoQe is owned by a guy from Arkansas who uses a lot of his family's recipes.

My friend Mike about to dig into a ribeye

Shrimp and Grits? Check!
Microbrews (including nut brown ales)? Check!
Pulled Pork Sandwiches? Check!
Fried Green Tomatoes? Check!
Live Blues Music on the Weekends? Check!
Smoked Ribs? Check!

The fact that this restaurant exists has been such a relief to me. For anyone a little homesick or with a craving for some awesome barbecue, you HAVE to come here. It's not just that it exists, the best part is that the food is actually amazing. 

Brisket with country style green beans...mmmmm!

Pulled pork and some extra cornbread on the side

Killer shrimp and grits!

I really don't think my post does them justice, so you should visit their facebook page for professional photos of the restaurant and food:


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