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Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy

Esmeraldas y Pichicha | Mercado Central, 2do piso, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 99 700 7739
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“fried fish” (8 reviews)
“corvina” (25 reviews)
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08:00 - 16:00 Hours
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
Esmeraldas y Pichicha | Mercado Central, 2do piso, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had finished the Old Town Free Walking Tour and were hungry. Our guide had told us that the Central Market was a great place to get food, so we thought we’d give it a try. We picked Jimmy’s and were so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gromeo65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the best place to eat fried corvina in town. People in this place is very friendly. Spacy and hot sauce is really good. I really recommend to go there and eat a full-dish. El mejor lugar para comer pescado frito en el mercado...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marcos M
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

After seeing so many great reviews of Don Jimmy’s, we made it a priority that this would be our first meal upon arriving to Quito. After 26 hours of travel, it did not disappoint. The portions are huge, the quality of the food is superb,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bikinginheels
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We tried the don jimmy traditional for $6 and we were blown away. The portion was certainly enough for 2 people and the food was so fresh. To top it off, the Corvina fish (like seabass) was cooked to perfection and the nicest fried fish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank V6144MKkatieh
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

!Don Jimmy! is one of the greatest places in Mercado Central Quito to enjoy a tradicional seafood, we called it “Corvina” , a mix of fried fish , shrimp and shell cebiche with rice and/or potatoes. We always come here with friends. Enjoy !!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pabloalejandroa184
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This highly recommended place - including by a friend - had corvina that was cooked perfect except WAYYY too salty. I actually think it just may have been a blown recipe. The fish was beautifully flaky inside the breading but I couldn't eat it because...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jaycees7
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I was driven there by locals, who were bragging all the way about the fish at Jimmy's. The restaurant is inside the Central Market (easy to access, within 15 minutes, from the "Centro Histórico" by any means: walking, bus, or taxi). Being taxi the most...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

You will see many tourists entering the market just to come to this place and get a $7 plate of heaven. This sea bass tastes like KFC on steroids. Delicious batter and thick fish. Too much food so be sure to share.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank pcmasuedu
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Our guide Ovi from free walking tour Ecuador suggested this dish and a few others. The fried fish with lime potatoes and ceviche were fantastic! Best food we have had so far in Ecuador!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 64falcon260
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We ordered the sea bass and it was enough for two people to share. It was absolutely delicious and we came back again. Friendly service and great value. Popular with locals ands tourists.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ryan P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esmeraldas y Pichicha | Mercado Central, 2do piso, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 99 700 7739
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