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“Fantastic food and service”

Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine
Ranked #24 of 1,815 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$40
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: ACHIOTE ECUADOR-CUISINE, we are the entrepreneurship of a small Quito family that has an extensive culinary tradition, where you can not only enjoy Ecuadorian food, but also feel the warmth of a home and a country located in the heart of the Andes . The restaurant offers an unforgettable cultural experience, with an extensive menu of innovative recipes that includes vegetarian options and a diversity of flavors that challenge the palate and bring an exquisite and renewed touch to Ecuadorian cuisine. All this in an intimate atmosphere, accompanied by good music and bilingual attention; in one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Quito, La Mariscal. The ingredients used are organic, endemic and of high quality, always subjected to a process of gourmet preparation that pays homage to a town that knows how to make the heart happy from the palate.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

From the moment the door was opened for us to enter until we left the service was excellent
We went twice it was so good. A quiet comfortable restaurant and the 2nd night someone sang and played the guitar which was very pleasant
We shared our food and the waitress very kindly divided the plates in the kitchen
The food was well cooked,delicious and there was a good range of dishes to choose from at a reasonable price
The waitress offered to order a taxi when we left

Thank Karolyn K
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Achiote Ecuador C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Karolyn,

Thank you for choosing us! We're very proud and happy to hear your experience in our restaurant was excellent. We hope to have you back soon to share more about our culture and traditional dishes.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A friend had been to Achiote the previous week, so we went there our first night in Quito eager for Ecuadorian food. Despite it being a Saturday night, the restaurant only had a few guests. However, our server was very attentive and helped us decide on our dishes. We tried two ceviches (delicious!), fried plaintains (yum!), the potato and cheese soup (filling), the sea bass (yum), and the fritata (fried pork and potatoes). Make sure you get some chocolate Tice! It smells heavenly. We all liked our dishes, but would say the ceviche and sea bass were our favorites. We did not try cuy (guinea pig) here but wished we had. It looks expensive on the menu, but I’d order a 1/4 to share.

Thank Katie B
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Achiote Ecuador C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Katie,

Thanks for your visit and comment. Our main goal is to bring our customers an unforgettable experience during your trip in Quito and we overjoyed to know we can achieve it. We can assure ypu that the price of guinea pig is justified 100% by quality and taste. We hope you back soon!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This Upscale Ecuadorian restaurant is in Mariscal. To get into the restaurant, you need ring the doorbell... Clean Morden deco and display local scene drawing for sale. They serve fancy upscale Ecuador but it still based on traditional Ecuadorian food. I recommend for the tourists who want to try Ecuadorian food but to be safe. I wanted to try Cuy but I was afraid the visual. They served roast cuy cut in quarters. I am glad I tried it. The amazing cow feet soup was very delicate, I was surprised. The service was top notch- very gracious and attentive. They also serve great local drinks too. Overall very good value.

Thank skimny
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Achiote Ecuador C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing us! We're charmed to hear your experience in our restaurant was innovative. We fell undoubtedly proud and we hope to have you back soon to share more about our culture and delightful traditional dishes.

See you soon!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Had the Ceviche, but better offerings are found in Peru. Restaurant was clean and located in the Plaza Foche area.

Thank rhondaw859
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Achiote Ecuador C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Customer,
Thank you for visiting us and choosing a ceviche, this typical dish debates its origin in our Latin American peoples but especially our neighbor Peru where it was declared a National Cultural Heritage, the preparation varies in small details of ingredients between one nation and another and, the taste itself may vary among diners. We regret very much that the ceviche you could enjoy at Achiote was not completely to your liking but we will be waiting for your next visit very soon to share more of our delicious traditional dishes.

See you soon!

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We asked our guides for a place for authentic Ecuadorian food and both said Achiote. Very good food and friendly service. English is spoken. We had goat and a coconut shrimp dish. Both were delicious. Definitely recommend this place. 3 people with wine $100.

Thank nmashburn
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Achiote Ecuador C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Achiote Ecuador - Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing us! Our main goal is to bring our customers an unfogerttable experience during your trip in Quito and we overjoyed to know we achieve it.

See you soon!

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