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Verde Esmeralda, La Chillangua

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Zaldumbide N25-165 y Toledo, Quito N 25-165, Ecuador
+593 2-222-5313
08:30 - 09:00
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Quito, Ecuador
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206 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

The food was very poor, don´t trust the cleaniness of the kitchen, place was not nice. Servers were not good.

Thank VerCit3
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

We came here recently for lunch and loved their empanadas. Some of our entrees were fresher than others, but everything was expertly prepared and served in large portions. The service was also a standout.

2 Thank jd10002
Cuenca, Ecuador
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Enjoyed our finest meal of a two week Ecuador trip at Esmeralda Verde. Due to a tight schedule, we booked at 3, leaving us only an hour until it closed, however wait staff was extremely professional and kind, and we didn't feel rushed. The mixed seafood ceviche was divine! Perhaps the best ceviche I have ever eaten despite having lived... More 

Thank Brenlang_11
Chicago area
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296 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Emeralds is a great place for lunch. Surprisingly it isn't open for dinner but it's great for lunch or early afternoon. It's great for outside eating w some tree shade and plenty of umbrellas. The service is great and so is the food. It is well known for the coconut flavored fish, which is great. Portions are generous.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

tipical sea food of the coastal region of Ecuador (Esmeraldas) - excellent food and oustanding and fast service. The desserts are incredibly tasty ...

2 Thank Matthias T
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We passed by Verde Esmeralda and were pleasantly surprised with our find. Very helpful with our selections and a very pleasant staff and owner.

1 Thank Jack M
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

This restaurant is definitely a must-do on a visit to Quito. It has a warm atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. The food is absolutely delicious. They offer a wide variety of food from the coastal area of Ecuador for any seafood lover, but also have great dishes for those who don't eat seafood. ¡Que rica!

4 Thank Morgan S
Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

The food is good but not outstanding, the service was not right

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

This restaurant is the place to go to try true Ecuadorian food! This restaurant serves authentic food from the region of the Esmeraldas on the Ecuadorian coast. The food is amazing! I have not tried a single thing on the menu that I did not like. I would especially recommend ordering a side of patacones with any dish you order.... More 

5 Thank Diane V
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

I went to Verde Esmeraldas enough times during my 3 month stay to have tried nearly every meal on the menu, each one just as delicious as the next. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Your biggest regret will be not being able to try everything. While a little more costly than other restaurants in Quito, the... More 

Thank Tstlewi

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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$15 - US$40
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaldumbide N25-165 y Toledo, Quito N 25-165, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-222-5313

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