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Magico Oriental

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243, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-222-6767
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Sunnyside, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

It's difficult to find an open restaurant in Quito on a Sunday. Magico Oriental was open and I was hungry, so I tried it. I would say it was pretty ordinary Chinese food. Ok but nothing to rave about. The place was clean and the service faster than I'm used to in Ecuador . But the price was as much... More 

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Thank Craig S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Best chinese food in quito but only in the restaurant that is near Park eljido the other ones have bad quality. Increíble food, no so expensive

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Thank Ricardo Z
Quito, Ecuador
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

I lived in china for 5 years and to people that do not know china, don't know the massive culinary culture there is in the sense of provinces and kinds of foods, we in the western world eat mostly Cantonese food, this place has a great mixture of different dishes been mostly Cantonese if you are in Quito and feel... More 

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Thank Miggss
San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Calling Magico Oriental a Chinese restaurant is like saying Pizza Hut is an Italian restaurant. It's by far one of the worst food, Chinese or otherwise, I've had in Ecuador! The so-called Szechuan sauce reminded me of the mystery sauces that I used to get at a fast food joints in the burbs; the chicken dish was so bland that... More 

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Thank gl0betrotter
Quito, Ecuador
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

One of the Classics for Chinesse food, they have a chain of restaurants and you should try "Chancho agridulce"

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Thank Dennis Y
Quito, Ecuador
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Yes, Quito has a really great Chinese restaurant. The quality and authenticity of the food at Magico Oriental shockingly good. The Shanghainese and Szechuan dishes here are especially amazing. Be sure to ask for the Chinese menu. I like spicey, so I usually get the spicey dried chicken and mapo tofu plates.

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2 Thank Katherine S
Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Even the menu is a bit pricey but with the quality of the service and the food served it has become the restaurant I visited most frequently during my 6 months stay in Quito. They actually have two menus - ask for the menu with mandarin and spanish where they have real authentic Chinese food which is on par with... More 

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Quito
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

I work for a Chinese Multinational company. We go to this place quite often due to business meetings and clients. The food is good for Chinese food, as far as diversity of dishes and taste, service is quite reliable, they have professional waiters. The only problem I have is with prices, the owner's are very stingy and sometimes they even... More 

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1 Thank noreservationec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2008

In few words, the best chinese restaurant in Quito, real chinese cuicine, even for the non-chinese customer's menu! Highly recommended, good service, nice decor, comparable to excellent Chinese restaurants in Lima, San Francisco and Austin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-222-6767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?