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La Colmena

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619, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-4823
10:00 - 17:00
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been patrons of this establishment for as long as I can remember (30+years). All dishes are delicious, especially the guatita! Good portions and prices. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. People actually stand outside until opening.

Thank Softaildeluxestu4ever
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of our guide. Conveniently located across the street from the vice president's palace. Deliciously rich guatitas (potato stew with tripe) and refreshing ceviche. Very reasonably priced and friendly owners.

Thank Yan D
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This dish is one of their house specialties - it is a tripe and potato stew with peanut sauce, served with half an avocado and a croissant-type bread roll. We had 2 generous servings of Guatita, a beer and a Pepsi and we paid a little over $9. This is an old school, real deal place in the Centro Historico... More 

Thank Jean L
Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

This restaurant is narrow in width and rather modest inside but don't let that fool you. The ceviche soups here are fantastic and when we ate here, there was a line up stretching all the way outside (mostly local people on lunch breaks). For the price (5 to 6 dollars a soup), it is a real deal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-228-4823

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?