Back in time for the annual Mama Negra festival in Latacunga we had not prepared ourselves for the event…the streets were FULL of people everywhere, who were simply drinking and drinking! It was quite a contrast to the festival in Cuenca where there had not been much alcohol and plenty of families were around.
We had a wonder around the town and festivities before deciding to eat in the restaurant named after the event: La Mama Negra. We had read that you could find the best Chugchucara food here so wanted to see if we agreed. The restaurant has interesting décor inside and was busy with locals. We ordered a couple of Chugchucara dishes to share and all enjoyed. It was definitely not as good as the Pastoria restaurant just outside the town, or those we had eaten up at the Otavelo Animal Market, however, it was still good food.