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“Lunch”
Review of Cafe del Fraile

Cafe del Fraile
Ranked #267 of 1,349 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Ecuadorean
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We had the plats duo and it was good, but not all that special. Chorizo was delicious as was the bread, but the rest was just so-so.

Visited January 2014
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Malone, New York
1 review
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

It looked like your standard touristy restaurant, I thought it's going to be overpriced, mediocre food, translated menu, only tourists eating there. A visiting friend wanted to go so I gave in.
Wow, was I surprised. All the food was expertly done and tasty, very even across the menu. I had the lomo in milanesa style and it was a big cut of meat, absolutely perfectly cooked. Our group also had the trucha a la plancha and it was also perfectly done, and a locro de papa soup, humitas, and an empanada. My generous salad was also nicely seasoned and upon request we were assured that it was 'disinfectado'. Great service as well.
I would have no trouble coming back here and dropping ten dollars again for a great meal.
Only the empanada was meh, but strangely that's been par for the course here in Ecuador. I thought this was the home of the empanada but they don't seem to know a thing about making one. I had amazing empanadas in Buenos Aires of all places, on every street corner for about 50 cents each, a third of what they want here.

  • Visited January 2014
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Boston, MA
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were happy with Café del Fraile--located well, friendly, good food. The churrasco and the grilled corvina were both just fine, especially for the first night in Quito, when we did not want to make a big deal of dinner. Reasonably priced, even the beer. Later we found less tourist-oriented places, but for this meal, it was just what we were looking for.

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Winning combo food, service, and location”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

In front of Grand Plaza, restaurant serves up good food with attentive, good service. It's location is very convenient to the Old Section and makes a good stop in a location of not as good all around places to choose from. Save some room for what they do best deserts.

  • Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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“Good food, nice setting, execellent service”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Well-executed main dishes and interesting desserts. Appetizers are good too. Nicely located inside the Archbishop's Palace. Very consistent, interesting and reliable cooking is done here.

  • Visited May 2013
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