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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This second Magic Bean restaurant is less busy than the one in the Marshal, equally good food, and great service. Recommend the lentil burger and fries as well as one of the multi-fruit veggie juices.

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South America
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The latte and espresso is good. Their hummus is also very good. They have a good variety of breakfast foods which look very good - will have to try that on another occasion. Wifi is free and good enough to Skype home:-)

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've been to Quito 4 times now and I always end up at the Magic Bean, mostly because of the variety of options. I travel with a picky bunch of co-workers, including vegetarians, which makes this place an easy choice. The staff is usually friendly and the quality is consistent. The Mariscal (neighborhood) is a total dump and I generally...

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Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I ate dinner here with a tour group on 03/25/2016. When the tilapia arrived at the table, I knew it was bad. It smelled awful and had a gray color to it. Everyone at my table ordered the same thing. About half of us got violently ill. It is now 04/04/2016 and I am still recovering. I am waiting for...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The Magic bean has only 4 rooms, but caters to most needs. 2 rooms have 4 beds in each with a shared washroom (great for a group of girls or guys or backpackers traveling on a budget), 1 room has a matrimonial bed, washroom and kitchen, and 1 room has a double and single bed with a washroom (which we...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here to be more central to everything. Wasn't bad by any means but not great either for the pricing. Was pretty loud at night I didn't mind it so much but my friend had a hard time falling asleep. Creepy cool decor of masks on the wall. Just fyi!

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California
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Had dinner once here, ate peppers with onions & tomato with cheese on top with rice. Taste was not good, was unable to finish the whole thing. On a subsequent visit just wanted rice & cooked vegetables, asked for the same, the waiter insisted that they can only serve what was there in the menu with nothing customized. My special...

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billward11, Gerente at The Magic Bean, responded to this review

Hello Jimster, I am very worried that you had a bad experience in the restaurant. Please let me know the date you had this problem. I am going to talk to the staff to make this things go away! Our priority is always our guests needs! Please if you are still here in Quito let me know so I will...

Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stopped in this restaurant at the recommendation of our tour guide from the previous day. We were not disappointed. It is open air, and has a very pleasant ambiance. Our food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. As is obvious by their name, coffee is a specialty here, and it was delicious. The service was very good....

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billward11, Gerente at The Magic Bean, responded to this review

Hope to see you soon!!!

Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the staff was welcoming. I ordered pancakes the moment we walked in because my kids were starving and the waiter was very obliging. We sat down and enjoyed fresh juices and coffee and ordered fruit salad, a cowboy platter with eggs tomatoes potatoes, another platter with steak eggs avocados and salads. Everything was fresh...

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billward11, Gerente at The Magic Bean, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoy! Hope to see you soon!

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The rooms are Ok, a little bit dated. They have only 4 rooms. Our was a private room with bathroom and kitchen. We did not use the kitchen except for the refrigerator. I like the location because it is within walking distance of loads of restaurants and close to the plaza. It is a safe location. The Magic Bean closes...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Magic Bean

Address: Foch 681 (E5-O8) y J.L. Mera, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $11 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Magic Bean Hotel Quito
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“Not a hotel, it is a restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkThurber, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“See review.”
 of 5 bubbles jimster08, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“4 rooms only, one is a dorm room”
 of 5 bubbles duepplestrasse5-7, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 and 4 are private. 3 has a kitchen and 4 has widow toward road.”
 of 5 bubbles 143britth, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room 3 is a nightmare!!!”
 of 5 bubbles TBFL, 12 Sep 2013 | Read review
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