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“Great surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Marquis

The Marquis
Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Tena
Price range: US$1 - US$18
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, Seafood, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The food is amazing!! Some of the best chicken fettuccine Alfredo I've had. My husband got steak & chicken with a baked potato. We both ate for $25!

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Thick, juicy steak!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I had a delicious lomo steak with vino tinto sauce, cooked perfectly. The side dishes were also tasty and interesting. This restaurant is really worth a visit! The chef is kind and helpful with explaining dishes to gringos with bad Spanish (like me)! No sign of the aforementioned sloth unfortunately.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The only great restaurant in Tena”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Fortunately reading reviews from Trip Advisor and other sites did we find Marquis Grille. It is truly the only top notch restaurant in Tena. Great food and wine. And don't miss the sloths. You will meet other Americans here but its because of the food. Reviews said the service was attentive. Attentive if you are a regular. But can't complain, the service had a whimsical edge. Then again I live in NYC for 15 years and miss the edge. Its part of the vibe.

Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing steak, weird ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

The steak is delicious. But be prepared for a long, slightly awkward wait in what will probably be a very empty restaurant with some funky decor. They are aiming to be upscale, but miss the mark in some kind of kooky ways. The food is worth bearing with it, but be prepared.

Prices are higher than standard (about $10 for a steak plus more for extras and higher than average for drinks, etc). A great deal by american standards,and worth it for the taste, but be prepared if you're used to <$8 per person prices for meals.

Oh, and be sure to ask the wait staff to point out the sloth. That's right...there is a sloth that lives in the restaurant, but spend almost all its time in the window valances sleeping.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Santa Clara, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great steak dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

We were a bit concerned when we walked in the door and found that the restaurant was empty. But I had a great steak dinner (lomo) at a price that was very reasonable compared with the US or even with Quito. The waiter didn't speak English, but the owner did; he came out and helped us interpret the menu. Probably the best restaurant in Tena.

Visited July 2012
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