La Humita ...

... was founded in 2003 by Nestor, Ulpiano and Luis Correa. The Correa brothers are three Ecuadorians that came to the United States with a dream to provide a better life for themselves and their family. They discovered that through hard work and dedication this country afforded them many opportunities. They quickly adapted to this land's customs and traditions, but always maintained their Ecuadorian customs. Something that all three siblings missed from their native Ecuador was the cuisine. During the early nineties it was difficult to find good Latin food, as there were only a handful of South American restaurants in the Chicago area. The Correas began by opening a restaurant, which served a few typical Ecuadorian dishes. Slowly, they introduced more dishes to the menu. Soon, their selection of  appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks was extensive. Nowadays, La Humita presents their customers with a wide variety of the most exotic and authentic Ecuadorian cuisine. For the past four years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts.

El Balcon ...

... was opened in 2006 as a consequence of the Correa brothers never willing to rest on their laurels. The three siblings decided to continue being innovative and progressive in the world of food,  beverages and entertainment and created the most unique Ecuadorian lounge and bar that exists in the United States. El Balcon offers live music, a diverse selection of drinks, delicious appetizers, stand-up comedians and karaoke. All this in an extraordinary environment that has been transformed to transport people to Ecuador itself for the night.

    La Humita and El Balcon have been featured numerous times in the media including The Chicago Tribune, Metromix, Chicago Magazine and CBS News because of the excellent food, drinks and service as well as their charm and originality. Nestor, Ulpiano and Luis have succeeded in opening one of the best Ecuadorian restaurants and bars in the Chicago area and the United States. Visitors not only experience fantastic dishes and drinks but also true Ecuadorian culture.