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#71 of 1,115 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Ecuadorean, South American
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Plaza de San Francisco, bajo el atrio de la Iglesia | Cuenca y Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-0233
07:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 07:30 - 19:00
Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, reasonably priced. Cappuccino with amaretto was delicious. Staff are really friendly too. Visit the gallery too, some interesting figures!

Thank natasha1985
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A good restaurant in a great location, fronting the Plaza San Francisco, with a good patio on the Plaza. Serves good and mainly traditional Ecuadorean food. It is part of a larger enterprise, the Tianguez Cultural Centre, which includes a really good artisans shops with a lot of high quality work and in places an almost museum-like display of arts... More 

Thank greendoc
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141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very good display of Ecuadorian artisans. You can buy everything that is on display. Can be caught with tourist groups, time to leave as overcrowded.

Thank susan h
Atlanta, Georgia
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219 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Located right in San Francisco square...we sat outside and had an appetizer and a couple cold local beers. The people watching was excellent and the service very good.

Thank Rich30306
London, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was quite disappointed that this hyped-up restaurant ended up underwhelming on the day I visited. While I'm sure the restaurant must earn its positive reputation in general, it did not do so on the day I visited. The dish I ordered (Seco de Chivo) was served cold with a rather flat presentation. I had to demand the bill several... More 

2 Thank DukeTroy
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286 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The local dish Quimbolito is served here, it is kind of cake baked in big banana leaf, it goes down very well with a cup of well made coffee.

2 Thank Jan N
Evanston, Illinois
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341 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

After mixed reviews, we cautiously tried Tianguez out just to give ourselves a people-watching food break in the historic district. Turned out to be pretty good. Humitas (we got them fried) were amazing. Ceviche quite good. Also potato soup. I tried the local cocktail, a "Drake"--worth a trial, but not to my taste (like a hot toddy made with Campari).... More 

1 Thank jaz79h
St. Catharines, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Wonderful location in old town Quito to relax on a warm afternoon. Food was just adequate, artisanal dark ale was an improveme over Budweiser clones down here but that's not hard to do, and our waiter was distracted but not unfriendly.

Thank fireandicetrip
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We returned to this restaurant last month after enjoying a number of meals last year. We thought the food was quite good and the ambience and service great. One year later the situation was the opposite. There is construction going on because there is a subway stop being built under the plaza and that affected the ambience but there are... More 

Thank lezahg
Joplin, Missouri
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A quick walk from our hotel, we dined here twice during our stay in Quito. The service was lukewarm one night, but great the next. My favorite of the meals I had was the fritada meal (with chicken). The corn mote (sp?) was delicious. The first evening we dined here we split the chocolate cake with ice cream. It was... More 

Thank aemalone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Ecuadorean, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de San Francisco, bajo el atrio de la Iglesia | Cuenca y Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-0233

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