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“Warm service & great food”
Review of Cafe Plaza Grande

Cafe Plaza Grande
Ranked #88 of 1,531 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Our Group of 7 persons went there to celebrate a friend's birthday.Being close to our Hotel, we looked forward to eating here based on other reviews. We were well rewarded.
A very warm welcome by the staff and we were nicely seated. The waiters were helpful and patient with our orders seeing that we were Asians! Then, some free tidbits as we waited for our food, which did not take long. Our first courses were nice, but the "ceviche" was a tad disappointing, compared to the super-excellent ones we had on a Galapagos yacht. But seafood salad was superb!
And more freebies came with the first courses!
The mains were all great--steaks, chicken etc! But the icing on the cake (literally) came later, and they brought out a little cake with a Spanish "Happy Birthday" for our friend. ( They got hint of the event!). And all got a little special cocktail with that! And all complimentary.
The service was really warm indeed and a wonderful occasion to remember for us!

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Thank Mah T
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This restaurant was amazing, their service is impeccable and the place is of the highest quality. We were lucky to have a special cooking class and were treated to a few dessert surprises. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the city!

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Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I've been to this restaurant both times I've been to Quito. The food focuses on traditional Ecuadorian dishes like ceviche and they use the freshest ingredients. Everything tasted great and I would definitely go there again the next time I come to Quito. If you order the dessert special, you'll be served by a guy in a purple KKK looking uniform! (It's local religious regalia, not a racist robe). I definitely recommend going there.

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Thank ryan c
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Great place for seafood or just sandwiches. Ambiance is charming and they even had a couple guys playing guitar and singing typical songs.

Thank Paulo C
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A corner of the Plaza Grande is the Hotel Grand Plaza, an upscale historical hotel. We were welcomed and ushered into the Cafe. Lovely decor, friendly staff, service, and excellent food. My fresh figs and cheese were yummy which I wasn't sure would appease my appetite so also ordered the hot chocolate with biscuits and cheese. Very filling. We watched the activity in the square and got caught up with home on the Hotel's wifi. We had rented a home in Conocoto outside main Quito, but would certainly stay at this hotel based on the appearance, staff attention, quality of food and service.

Thank RubyTuesdayFundador
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