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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

#21 of 1,099 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean
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Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We shared a ceviche starter which was delicious, followed for me by langoustines with fried yucca and a choice of salad (I had the one with avocado) which was very tasty and filling. Wine by the glass for $5. But we had to wait a long time for our first food to appear (a complementary dish of olives and something... More 

Thank MarilynJEdinburgh
Panama City, Panama
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The white carrot patties and sapote dish were great. The chicken consume morrocho were also excellent. We didn't try the cuy because it grossed out my girls to consider eating what other family members have had as pets. The server was super nice. I tried to order the arugula salad but they delivered with iceberg lettuce so I sent it... More 

Thank Scott C
Mankato, Minnesota
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best dinner we had in Ecuador. We were impressed by the service and every dish we ordered was delicious. We especially liked the empanadas verde and the bunuelo dessert.

Thank Emily C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seervice was very good, the food decent, the atmosphere casual. A good selection of local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Casual and comfortable. The live music - singer/guitarist - that went on until 9 o´clock was, typically for here it seems, too loud - you couldn´t carry on a conversation. Otherwise, very enjoyable.

Thank Kenneth L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concierge recommended as a great Ecuadorian place and he was right. Food is wonderful and local, you won't find most of these dishes outside of Ecuador. Very friendly service

Thank Mark__Moscow
Chicago, Illinois
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with very interesting menu. Starting with yucca stick with cheese, llalapingachos(potato cakes stuffed with cheese and served with guacamole), continuing with cold tropical salad(papaya, kiwi, rucula and palmitto), warm Andean products salad(all kind of beans) all the way to green rice or chocolate rice, everything was very taste. Looks like this Ecuadorian fusion kitchen hit the sweet spot... More 

Thank RudySzymon
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An ok restaurant that is suited for large groups. The food overall was pretty good with decent portions but a little too expensive and touristy compared to others you can go to in the old town.

Thank Kieran S
Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice surprise for me. It was my third time in Ecuador but the first time in this restaurant which is actually on the same street where my hotel is (Posada del Maple). The food is really good, as well as the service, the decoration, the live music, everything!

Thank carolinadias
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered upon this place after spending the morning exploring Quito. Having heard of the restaurant from TripAdvisor, we asked if they were open for a late lunch. They happily welcomed us, despite being the only patrons in the restaurant. The meal was great! The empanadas were phenomenal, the fried plantains were great, and our service was very attentive but... More 

Thank Kiptain
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiters were friendly and the food very nice. It took its time though, so bring time. The interior is nice, cosy and clean. Certainly more an upmarket place and as such also not cheap. Not too expensive either but I think you can eat equally nice food for less money, but probably then akso in a less fancy place.

Thank Mbieri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-250-1743
Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!

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