thanks to Cynthia for this information
Ecuadorian Visas can be easily submitted to the Ministerio del Exterior in Ibarra rather than going to Quito. We went to the Quito office with our designated appointment time and they suggested we go to Ibarra instead because it would be easier and faster. We did and it was efficient. The Office of the Ministerio del Exterior is located near the Rondel de la Madre (a few blocks past SuperMaxi) at Calle Luis Jaramillo Pérez N°244 between Darío Egas y Nicolás Hidalgo.