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Cocina Urbana con sabor ecuador

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South American, Ecuadorean
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Hotel Boutique Portal de Cantuna | Bolivar Oe 6 - 105,y Cuenca, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Located in an alley and difficult to find. Having found it we were really disappointed with the food. I was expecting farm to table local dishes so the menu was a surprise. Grilled meat was served with a cup of plain white rice and no salad or vegetables of any kind. Fried potato was the only other option. Some dishes... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Not sure when it happened, but this place is no longer worthy of the praise given by previous reviewers. The room itself is charming and the folks running the place are friendly, but the food is, to be generous, ordinary. There were no Ecuadoran dishes on offer. My wife had a grilled pork slab with rice and I had grilled... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at Portal de Cantuna and ate at this restaurant two of the nights we were there. Both meals were superb. The chef Jan was a visiting chef, from what I understood. He was very attentive, as was the waiter, both nights. We had soup both nights, plantain soup the first night and a potato soup... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is in the heart of the Centro Historico just round the corner from Plaza San Francisco but could easily be missed as it doesn't have street frontage. It's next door to Hotel Boutique Portal de Cantuna so look for their canopy in the street, go down the alley and you'll find it. The menu is limited but everything... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Cocina Urban con sabor ecuador is located downstairs from the excellent B&B Hotel Boutique Portal de Cantuna, the entrance of which is located 100 feet uphill from the left front corner of Iglesia de San Francisco. Carlos, the young chef and co-owner of the restaurant, was Cordon Bleu-trained in Peru. He has a limited but excellent menu; during our stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Situated in the Old Town in an off street courtyard is this newly renovated, small restaurant. The chef is young and I an led to believe cordon bleu trained. The menu is changed to reflect what is available in the market. The night we visited we had the last portion of the garlic prawns ( delicious) for the season. Chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
South American, Ecuadorean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Boutique Portal de Cantuna | Bolivar Oe 6 - 105,y Cuenca, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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