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El Rincon de Cantuna

#179 of 1,083 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
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Garcia Moreno N6-52 between Mejia and Olmedo | Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0830
06:30 - 22:30
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330 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

First class restaurant Ecuadorian themed in an enclosed colonial Spanish patio. Gorgeous with good food and lovely service. Ecuadorian food with beautiful table settings. The breakfast was tops.

Thank manunited45
Atlanta, Georgia
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220 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed at the hotel so we had dinner there one night. We ordered a selection of small plates. All were very good and priced well. This is during the off season so the restaurant was not very busy. Compared to some other hotel restaurants in the area, this was as good or better.

1 Thank Rich30306
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food was good, especially the seafood pasta and the staff were pleasent. Good service but wasn't impressed with the piped music that was being played throughout the meal.

Thank MagnetikRob18
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The one time we ate there my steak was so tough that I could only saw off a couple of bites. I showed my wife and she couldn't even cut a piece off. I showed the waiter too and asked him to have the chef try to cut it but that didn't do any good and I was charged for... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was the best dining experience that we had during our week-long stay in Quito. The atmosphere is relaxed and serene during the week, and more festive (with live music) during the weekend. The service staff are extraordinarily attentive and were so willing to make modifications for my picky children. The quality of the food was excellent, with a large... More 

Thank Lorenisima
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,172 reviews
1,331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,838 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are pooped from our very long trip today, and we needed something good and nearby. This restaurant is inside our hotel (Hotel Patio Andaluz), so it was perfect. The setting is beautiful, the food is awesome (and there is so much of it!), and the service was kind, friendly, and helpful! I would recommend this for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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547 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We are at the hotel restaurant due to the Presidential speech / rally otherwise clogging the streets. It was a disappointment. We very much enjoyed the setting, but there was little about the food that we found to get excited about. In particular the beef dish was too tough to even cut. We (2 couples) agreed it was the worst... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Marked as 2 dollar signs by tripadvisor, we found this place to be considerably more expensive than we thought. However, we decided to go with it. The food was great and we were being served very well. Staff was very friendly and the place was absolutely beautiful and full of nice art work.

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HotelPatioAndaluz, General Manager at El Rincon de Cantuna, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are delighted that your stay with Hotel Patio Andaluz was enjoyable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future. We hope you enjoyed your journey through Quito and Ecuador, and you come back soon, Thank you, Francisco Baca General Manager More 

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395 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

We discovered Hotel Patio Andaluz as part of our escorted itinerary with Gate 1 Travel during our tour through Old Town. The entire hotel is decorated beautifully. It is only a few blocks from Plaza Grande, so its proximity to the heart of Old Town makes it a desirable location.The hotel entry leads into the very attractive and large courtyard... More 

Thank Roobydoo5
HotelPatioAndaluz, General Manager at El Rincon de Cantuna, responded to this review

Dear Robydoo: Thank you for sharing your kind feedback following your visit to Hotel Patio Andaluz and our restaurante Rincón de Cantuña As valued guests, your review is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide and I am therefore thrilled that we met your expectations and made your stay with... More 

Washington, DC
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149 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Located in the courtyard of the Hotel Patio Andaluz, we opted for an easy dinner in this pleasant environment after a late arrival at the hotel. Unfortunately, the food was a bit of a disappointment. I began with the traditional locro de papa -- potato soup with avocado and cheese -- which I would sample many times over the course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Moreno N6-52 between Mejia and Olmedo | Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-228-0830

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