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Ecuador — Hostería la Andaluz; Dancing to live Ecuadorian music in El Establo restaurant


Today is not a Fun Photo Friday, nor is it a Fun Food Friday, although video photography was involved and the subject of today’s article is a restaurant. Over the past several blog articles we’ve explored the 16th Century hacienda that today is the incredible Hostería La Andaluza, and last Friday we experienced the dining pleasures of its restaurant El Establo. What we haven’t seen yet is the post-dining entertainment, and for that I present today a Fun Footwork Friday. As around the 2:10 mark you’ll see our tour friends and dining companions Parviz and Fatemeh Eivazi hit the floor when they could no longer resist the music.

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Ecuador — Hostería la Andaluz; Exporing other rooms and areas


Fireplace off the lobby

Walking around Hostería La Andaluza is a bit like going back into time. Even the telephone room is retro:

The telephone center

The sunroom definitely deserves another look:

The sunroom

I imagine this next room is for reading or perhaps a game of cards or a cup of coffee:

Game room, perhaps?

But let’s not forget those cute little bunnies hanging around the courtyard:

I’m NOT dinner!

Today’s photo gallery/slideshow of Hostería la Andaluza:

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Ecuador — Hostería la Andaluz; Exploring the social interiors


El Portal bar to the right; El Estable restaurant to the left

La Hostería la Andaluza is quite simply a photographer’s dream. I probably could have spent several days photographing this work of art, but I had just a very few hours since we’d had a very long day, were in need of some sleep, and due to arise early the next morning. Every room offered something, and antiques were everywhere. Here is the lounge area for El Portal bar:

The bar lounge

Overlooking the bunny-laden courtyard is the great sunroom:

Sunroom

You saw the food from El Establo restaurant last Friday, but here’s a view of the restaurant itself:

El Establo restaurant

And, of course, every great restaurant requires a great wine cellar:

The wine cellar

A photo gallery/slideshow of more images from the beautiful grounds at Hostería la Andaluza:

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