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Cafe del Fraile

#109 of 1,372 Restaurants in Quito
££ - £££, International
Chile Oe4-22, Pasaje Arzobispal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-251-0113
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“empanadas” (6 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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Ecuadorean, International
££ - £££
Chile Oe4-22, Pasaje Arzobispal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had lunch while on a private guided tour of Quito. Beautiful setting in Bishops tesidence, sat outside on Balcony facing courtyard. Proffesional waitstaff with old world manners. Food was outstanding.

Thank travelrads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the second floor of a square that is tucked away off the plaza. Our waiter was very hospitable. Our food came really quickly and was absolutely delicious. The prices were much higher than we've been used to outside of Quito but...More

Thank b2run
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My sister, brother-in-law, and I ate here on December 27, 2017. Excellent service, food, and drinks. It's tucked away inside the Pasaje Arzobispal but it's worth the search. The three of us had spent the day visiting the sites in and around Quito so we...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Charming restaurant set in the old Bishop’s palace on the square. Whether you eat inside or on the covered balcony on the covered courtyard, you are surrounded by paintings, sculptures, old books. The menu is a nice mix of Ecuadorean specialties and meat platters, sandwiches,...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Our tour guide tipped us for this restaurant. At first we could not find it, but our 2nd try was a succes. Even tough you are sitting inside you get the feeling of sitting on a terrace. We had dinner and lunch at this place...More

Thank Tamaragw
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The chicken noodle soup and pasta was the perfect food to fight off altitude sickness. Moreover the gentlemen who work here are very professional, kind and think of the details like packing up bread for the soup. We definitely preferred Cafe del Fraile to the...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had typical Ecuador dishes and artisan beer: nicely located by the Presidential Palace; we had an outdoor table looking down the balcony.

Thank Fabiola F
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Cafe del Fraile is located on the second floor of the former Archbishop´s Palace on the Grand Plaza. It came highly recommended by our tour guide and inn keeper. They serve typical Ecuadorian food and plus other choices. Despite the early hour of our dining,...More

Thank JustBeachin55
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe del Fraile is located in a stylish Palazio Arzobispal next to Plaza Grande in Quito. Inspite of its name it's offering delicious meals for lunch and dinner. The list contains typical meat dishes and some Equadorian specialties. Portions are large and well prepared but...More

Thank Laneva
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Loved their garlic shrimp! We missed spice in Ecuador, but this place reactivated our taste buds. Chocolate torte was also good if you love chocolate- coconut combination.

Thank Musafir-Hun-Yar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Ecuadorean, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile Oe4-22, Pasaje Arzobispal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-251-0113
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