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Zazu

#6 of 1,083 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
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Mariano Aguilera 331 & La Pradera, Quito 00000, Ecuador
+593 2-254-3559
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Used to be one of the fanciest restaurants in Quito. Now it is a semi-formal place where the food is OK, service is good and prices are ridiculous. I have been there 5 times and tried many dishes. The tuna was overcooked last time. The ribeye had a terrible smell. My husband only had a few bites. Drinks at the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 3 weeks in Ecuador, and this was by far the best restaurant of the trip. They had an imaginative menu and excellent waitstaff. The 7 or 9 course tasting menu was especially fabulous. They even did paila (tradiditional fruit sorbet dessert) tableside using liquid nitrogen. If you go to Quito, you have to go to this restaurant!

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Thank Cost-Effective
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fabulous. However the service was very stuffy and while nicely modern the room lacked charm.

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Thank Patricia K
Moscow, Russia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there with family and the restaurant was near Marriot hotel and was easy to walk. The ambience is really nice, the staff is very attentive. I wanted to try guinea pig, but unfortunately it was disappointing, the tuna I took was also not good. Others were happy with the meat choices. Pastas were too salty.

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Thank Evgeniya S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love Zazu! Fascinating menu, either tasting or ala carte. Divine dishes--loved the pork taquitos, consuela and the blackberry sorbet made at table side. Highly recommended.

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Thank Brenda S
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here three times over the course of a 1-week vacation in Quito, and can't recommend it enough. Our first visit was to escape the summer rain, and we were greeted with a warm reception and personalized cocktails made by Luiz at the bar. We were so impressed that we came back a few days later for the 7-course tasting... More 

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Thank briansmithamherst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Saturday we went to have dinner at Zazu, it had a classy and stylish environment. Unfortunately we were wearing t-shirt and shorts, thankfully that was not a problem, the host, Lenin was very attentive and he was aware of our reservation. After we told him our names he immediately took us to our table without any delay, after we... More 

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Thank David19921992
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to make of this place? At $75 a person in Quito, one should expect a lot. We visited with family members on a Thursday night and had a very uneven experience. Some dishes, like the tomato soup and cerviche, we're outstanding. Others, such as a crab salad and lamb chop, we're blah. The pisco sour was terrific, but the... More 

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Thank Stephen W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excelent experience at ZAZU last night, the Huerto Andino is out of this world. and the Guinea Pig " empanadas " were so tasty. the Waiters were also very polite and assuring when we asked about the menu. Great Wine list also. Ill sure be coming back.

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Thank oscar c
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 9 of us and all had an interesting and delicious meal to boast about ! Menu extensive enough for all to have something different, serving portions spot on and the seafood did not discount. Wine list good too. It's the perfect choice for foodies special night out in Quito!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariano Aguilera 331 & La Pradera, Quito 00000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-3559

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