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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

#21 of 1,142 Restaurants in Quito
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Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was probably the best restaurant for Ecuadorian food that we visited on our whole trip to Ecuador. Environment was lovely with a guitarist/singer playing in the background. Food was exquisite. Service was second to none. Quite a lot of Americans in there so clearly has been recommended by hotels around.

Thank Jonathan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

While in Quito we had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant twice , very close to the Foch square but a lovely clean family run business . The food was fabulous , with $12.00-$24.00 prices approximately. Glass windows enclose the restaurant that has live music from time to time . Only a $3.00 cab ride from the Hilton and... More 

Thank Geraldine L
Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The menu was interesting with many choices in traditional categories of beef, pork, chicken and fish, with added curiosities (soup with cows hoof, guinea pig etc). It was located near our hotel so we made a last minute trip and were not disappointed. Our English speaking waitress went to considerable lengths to patiently answer our questions, top up our wine... More 

Thank croftonMelbourne
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Free appetizers from the chef came to our table to start the meal. Purple potatoe appetizers,was,cooked and seasoned perfectly. My wife and I both kept swiping food from the other'so plate because it was all incredible. Restaurants can be hit or miss. This,one was 100% on point during our visit!

Thank RyanMccrary
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Convenient centro historico location with english speaking server. Fresh inventive cuisine in a small but comfortable room. Chef made his rounds giving a nice touch to the experience.

Thank Realtyrs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had walked pass this place a few times and it always looked quite busy so when in for an excellent evening of good food and wine. A good varied menu of high-quality ingredients and recipes. The wine list was good and very reasonably priced. It became very busy quite and rightly deserved, but the only problem is quite slow... More 

Thank thetravelleraaa
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We met with about 20 friends at the restaurant for dinner. All of their dishes were well prepared and classic. They have good wines and service and their desserts were also fantastic. Say hello to Lynn the owner when you visit!

Thank Ruben H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Came here for dinner alone. Very close to Plaza Foch, but more quiet and elegant restaurant with glass windows. Very good food and drink menu. Service was attentive and friendly. Had a canelazo (perhaps misspelled) drink which is the local hard liquor with hot water and cinammon. Have to ask for it...Main course was very tasty. I'd recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank MarkSJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We shared a ceviche starter which was delicious, followed for me by langoustines with fried yucca and a choice of salad (I had the one with avocado) which was very tasty and filling. Wine by the glass for $5. But we had to wait a long time for our first food to appear (a complementary dish of olives and something... More 

Thank MarilynJEdinburgh
Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The white carrot patties and sapote dish were great. The chicken consume morrocho were also excellent. We didn't try the cuy because it grossed out my girls to consider eating what other family members have had as pets. The server was super nice. I tried to order the arugula salad but they delivered with iceberg lettuce so I sent it... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-250-1743
Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?