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Review of Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena
Ranked #9 of 1,404 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$120
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The menu at Casa Gangotena’s restaurant celebrates Ecuadorian cuisine Along our gastronomic road the restaurant has matured it’s culinary proposal; arriving to what we currently offer in our restaurant’s menu. We firmly believe in our cuisine’s inheritance and roots; and in the techniques and knowledge that we have acquired during our evolution We are so proud to offer flavors from the Highlands all the way to the Coast, focusing all our efforts into seasonings, infusions and spice mixes all made in our house. We present traditional Ecuadorian cuisine and we present it, in a refined and elegant way. We dress our dining room with white tablecloths to enhance our culture, we make sure every single detail is taken care of so your dining experience is memorable.. Our main goal is to please the palate of our guests. We invite you to experience life and share with passion the experience of ecuadorian hospitality at Casa Gangotena. We express it with flavors, aromas and textures. "
Isle of Man, UK
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Review of restaurant”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We ate here at the restaurant on two occasions. The service is outstanding and the decor lush and elegant.

The first meal was excellent which is why we returned. I was a little disappointed on the second visit, I had the Sea Bass with sea food. The fish was cooked beautifully but the seafood - prawns, scallops and squid was definiately overcooked and chewy. Other than that it was a great experience. The range of desserts was superb and they were very tasty indeed.

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“Good food, good service, great location”
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

We visit Quito a lot and have an apartment there. I have never stayed at the Gangotena, but have visited for lunch when in the old city. It's a great location and fantastic old building renovated immaculately. There is a restaurant, though you can eat in the atrium/lounge area, I like it there is very light and open and has views of the pleasant garden. The food is excellent and well presented, the local dishes done in a modern way are very good and always very fresh. Most of all the staff are very friendly and attentive.

Visited July 2013
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quito, Ecuador
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

A wonderful restauration of a house with good taste. the rooms are quite comfortable. It is a plus for the historical Center.

Visited November 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Quality food, magnificent surroundings”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Restaurant sits inside the spectacular hotel, right in San Francisco plaza ... take some time to explore the public areas, including beautiful garden.
Food is well-prepared Ecuadorian, beautifully presented and served, and reasonable prices.

Visited December 2013
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Grand Junction
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Terrific meal”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We splurged here one night in Quito and felt like we made a great choice. The service was great - not too fast or too slow. I liked the location on Plaza San Francisco. This was one of the best meals we've had in a long time! I recommend the empanada appetizer which was great, and the barley risotto which was AMAZING.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mary K
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