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“Consistant Food, Service and Free WiFi” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magic Bean

Magic Bean
Ranked #102 of 1,291 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Oakland, California
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Consistant Food, Service and Free WiFi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

When I am in Quito and hungry for something I know will be good, I head to the Magic Bean. Prices are a bit high by Ecuadorian standards, but they offer something for everyone. The food is good, but not great. What is great is the variety of food and spot on service. They offer everything from pancakes to nachos, vegetarian paninis to brownies. Of course you can get a decent hamburger here as well as chicken, steak or shrimp. The internet as been down at my hotel all weekend, something quite common here. As I write this I am munching on a spinach and cheese omelette with toast and drinking fresh blackberry juice....AND surfing the web at super speed. I think I'll order an iced coffee to finish things off.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great spot for drinks, tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Magic Bean was very conveniently located near our hotel in the Sucre district (New Town Quito.) The neighborhood felt a little dangerous after dark so we were happy to have a safe place nearby. Watched a World Cup match on one of their big screen TVs!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jim S
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Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This restaurant has it all. Great food, location, price, service and the best desserts in town. I had a great portobello panini and a beer for under $10. Nice atmosphere and a hostel on the 2nd floor. I am staying at another hostel but I would have chosen this one had I'd known about it. One block off the main plaza in the Marsical district.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J B
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The restaurant has a great outdoor patio seating. I had the breaded chicken served with fried potatoes and a green salad. The chicken was tender and the potatoes browned to perfection. I also had a glass of wine which was expensive and a very small serving in a huge wine glass. The menu is in English and Spanish. They serve large food portions and I ended up taking half the meal home. The server was very attentive.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saunie F
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

good atmosphere with plenty of tourist, i found what i really wanted that night "coconut prawns" the dish was so delicious and the natural drinks were a good mix of a healthy meal

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pancho G
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