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Octava de Corpus

#73 of 1,202 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Wine Bar
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Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
593 2952 989
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:45
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

A fabulous dining experience. We loved the setting which was in a Colonial style home. Loved the furnishing within the restaurant very unique, with art covering all the walls. Impressive wine cellar.

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Thank Danthepower
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The owner Jaime is an eccentric and kind man. You can tell how much love and attention to detail goes into the cuisine, wine, and artwork throughout the restaurant. Stepping in is like walking into a completely different world, the cava downstairs is extensive and the wine pairings are amazing! A must see in Quito!

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Thank MissAlessMalice
Miami, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you want a very special and unforgettable experience don't miss Octava de Corpus. It is located in the heart of the historic district. The old colonial home is converted to a restaurant with each room unique and distinctive. It is a feast for the eyes with artwork and striking features. Jaime will assure your personal experience with a tour... More 

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Thank Sheryl A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This restaurant is unique in all forms. I really loved the quality of the meat and the selection of wines! Yesterday was seriously the best wine I've ever had (very fine wine: 2 bottles costing $5000!) The owner of the restaurant is extremely friendly and compassionate and the waiter was also very nice and disciplined! The environment is very calm,... More 

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Thank pereiratrips
North London
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Wandering around town, just slightly away from the centre we passed this place and thought it looked interesting. Luckily we booked, not that it couldn’t have easily accommodated us on a Wednesday evening but it did give Jamie several hours to get his head around the idea of a vegetarian customer. Inside it is just as described, the creased paper... More 

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1 Thank HighburyExplorer
Munich, Germany
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122 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

There's no doubt that the restaurant itself is beautiful but that really was it. I had a salad and langoustine (which are just prawns really) both are horrible. I wanted a glass of white wine because of the high altitude and asked them to recommend. They brought me a half bottle of white wine which costs 45 usd. I couldn't... More 

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1 Thank rubyyao
Denver, NC
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

What a delightful place. We enjoyed it so much we went back twice during our stay. It is very cozy, has a great menu and the host and wait staff are very attentive and friendly. Great wine selection. In fact the host let the guys go down into the wine cellar and pick out a wine. Can't say enough about... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl B
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We didn't have a reservation but we also had to wait outside until someone walked by the door and could hear us knocking. This restaurant is a little off the main drag but not by much. A lot of the food we encountered in Ecuador was heavily fried (even "vegetable plates" were dripping in oil) - the dinner we had... More 

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Thank PrettyFuzzy
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

While the decor is certainly impressive, this was an extremely disappointing dining experience. The owner's attentiveness soon became what in retrospect was very much like used-car salesmanship. His recommendations on the menu were consistently whatever the most expensive items on the menu were - and they all turned out to be pretty poor concoctions that tasted more like they came... More 

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1 Thank wonderingminstrel
Sao Paulo, SP
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257 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The place is amazingly decorated, food is exquisite, you almost chose what you want and the chef get it done, the cellar is a must see, you go downstairs with the owner and check the bottles until you chose what you want during a very nice conversation - incredible evening!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:45
Saturday
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989

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