Food & Cuisine in Quito
Rincón La RondaOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Calle Belo Horizonte E8-45 and Diego de Almagro (corner)
Phone number: 252 7256
A restaurant known for its prestige and elegance, Rincón La Ronda offers a comfortable atmosphere and excellent service where you can enjoy a wide variety of national and international cuisine. Every Sunday they offer a family-style buffet and a folkloric ballet performance in the evening.
La ChozaOpening Hours: 12:00 to 22:00
Address: 12 de Octubre N 24-551 y Cordero
Phone number: 223 0839
In Quito, you will find one of the finest restaurants offering cuisine from all regions of Ecuador that has been influenced by a small but very diverse country. La Choza has mastered the art of combining recipes from our ancestors with a touch of modern flare. This restaurant opened its doors more than four decades ago with the idea of introducing a new approach to the Ecuadorian gastronomic scene and has since become a leader in offering authentic national cuisine.
On most evenings, enjoy live Andean music with your meal.
Note: The restaurant is closed between 16:00 and 18:00 each day.
El Pobre DiabloOpening Hours: 12:00 to 02:00
Address: Isabel La Católica N24-724 and Calavis (corner), La Floresta
Phone number: 223 5194
A favorite hangout of artists and musicians, El Pobre Diablo offers an atmosphere that is both rustic and eclectic and is the perfect setting for live jazz music on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Here you will enjoy daily lunch menu featuring a wide variety of Ecuadorian dishes, an ample selection of wines and a long list of refreshing cocktails. Dinner is à la carte.
Saturdays open from 18:00 to 02:00.
Rincón de FranciaOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Rocafuerte 779 and 9 de Octubre
Phone number: 222 5053 - Fax: 222 5053
The Rincón de Francia has been offering the finest in French and International cuisine to a wide array of visitors from around the world for 29 years. Executive Chef Mario Aragón is one of the most recognized chefs in Ecuador.
Note: The restaurant is closed between 15:00 and 19:00 each day.
Il RisottoOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Eloy Alfaro N34-447 y Portugal
Phone number: 245 9967
Il Risotto offers classic, traditional Italian cuisine in an inviting atmosphere that was designed to meet the needs of its clientele. It is a combination of both elegance and comfort making it a great choice for enjoying time with the family.
Note: The restaurant is closed between 15:00 and 18:00 each day.
Pizzeria Che FarinaAddress: Av. Naciones Unidas and Av. Amazonas (corner)
Phone number: 244 4444 - Fax: 244 4444
In Ecuador, authentic Italian pizza is found at Pizzeria Che Farina. Our clientele has been key to our success and we now have 19 locations throughout the country to offer you the most delicious Italian pizza.
Open 24 hours.
El AtrioOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Av. Reina Victoria N24-67 y Foch
Phone number: 252 0581
Located in the heart of Quito's Mariscal neighborhood in Plaza Foch, El Atrio provides an excellent variety of food and wine in a fun atmosphere. They have also recaptured some of the religious traditions of Quito so don't be surprised when you're welcomed by your host dressed as a monk! All of the dishes are named after saints and the atmosphere meticulously designed for the comfort and enjoyment of their clientele.
Mon. - Tues. - 12:00 - 23:00, Wed. - Thurs. - 12:00 - 24:00, Fri. - Sat. - 12:00 - 01:00 and Sun. 17:00 - 23:00.
La ViñaOpening Hours: 12:00 to 22:00
Address: Isabel La Católica and Cordero (corner)
Phone number: 256 0033
La Viña has maintained its culinary excellence for a long period of time. You are invited to enjoy incomparable gastronomic pleasure in a newly renovated, intimate setting. Choose between a comfortable lounge, a cozy corner table or beautiful terrace surrounded by the garden where you can spend time with friends and nice glass of wine before a delicious meal.
Note: The restaurant is closed between 16:00 and 19:00 Mon. through Fri. On Sat. it is open only in the evening. Closed Sun.
Café MosaicoOpening Hours: 11:00 to 23:00
Address: Manuel Samaniego N8-95 and Antepara
Phone number: 234 2871
Known for its amazing panoramic view of the historical center of Quito, Café Mosaico offers a mixture of Greek, American and Ecuadorian cuisine in original Euro-American cafe style. Located near Itchimbia Park, this delightful eatery also offers coffees, teas and cocktails for you to sip while admiring the view.
El Tianquez Pim's PanecilloAddress: Calle Melchor Aymerich, top of El Panecillo
Phone number: 098201416
The food at Pim's is nothing out of the ordinary but this is the place to go for one of the most spectacular views of the historic center below. Located on top of El Panecillo under the famous statue of the Virgin, the restaurant offers a variety of dining areas including outdoor patios that are climate controlled. The menu is quite extensive and here you'll find something for everyone from hamburgers and sandwiches to a wide variety of steaks, chicken and seafood dishes. Specialties include pepper steak or trout in almond sauce. The restaurant is very popular with tourists.
Il GrilloOpening Hours: 18:00 to 00:00
Address: : Calle Vaquerizo Moreno 533 y Diego de Almagro
Phone number: 222 5531
Il Grillo is located in a one-story building easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Its elegant interior and exquisite decoration will make you feel like you are in one of the most exclusive and luxurious of places. The elegant private rooms can be reserved. The establishment has hallways illuminated by lanterns, photographs from France, diverse paintings, candles, fine crystal and friendly staff that all conspire to create an intimate atmosphere.
Theatrum Quito Restaurant and Wine BarOpening Hours: 19:00 to 23:00
Address: Calle Manabi entre Guayaquil y Flores
Phone number: 593-2-2571011 - Fax: 593-2-2571011
THEATRUM Restaurant & Wine Bar is the best choice of restaurant in the old town of Quito, located precisely throughout the first floor of the National theater Sucre, a landmark building and one of the most spectacular in the city.
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Mea CulpaOpening Hours: 12:30 to 23:00
Address: Chile and Venezuela (Archbishop's Palace) - Historic Center
Phone number: 295 0392
A charming and spacious restaurant, Mea Culpa is located on the second floor of the Archbishop's Palace on the north side of Independence Plaza. They offer a wide selection of Mediterranean food. Specialties include tapas and seafood.
Note: The restaurant is closed between 15:30 and 19:00 each day. Open for dinner only on Sat.
La Casa de EduardoOpening Hours: 12:00 to 22:00
Address: Reina Victoria N21-238 y Roca
Phone number: 222 5023
Located in the Mariscal neighborhood of Quito, La Casa de Eduardo offers a casual environment and typical food from Mexico including specialties from various regions of the country.
Note: The restaurant opens on Mondays from 12:00 to 15:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00.
Red Hot Chili PeppersOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Foch 713, La Mariscal
Phone number: 255 7575
Red Hot Chili Peppers is a favorite among fans of "Tex-Mex" cuisine. Here you'll find a casual, fun atmosphere where you can enjoy a variety of margaritas. And the portions are huge so be sure to go hungry!
Mare NostrumOpening Hours: 12:00 to 22:30
Address: Foch 172 and Tamayo (corner)
Phone number: 252 8686 - Fax: 252 8686
Mare Nostrum opened in 1985 and is famous for its charcoal-grilled fish, lobster sauteed in champagne and fish fillets cooked in butter or covered in salt and oven roasted. After so many years in operation, they are experts in seafood and the art of fine dining.
Note: The restaurant is closed from 16:00 to 19:00 each day.
Restaurante PekinOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:30
Address: Whymper N28-423 y Avenida Orellana
Phone number: 223 5273
A cosy restaurant offering a wide variety of wines and a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy; highly recommended for those searching for authentic Chinese cuisine in Quito.
Note: This restaurant is closed between 15:00 and 18:00 each day.
San TelmoOpening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: Portugal #440 and Francisco Casanova
Phone number: 225 6946
For more than 12 years, San Telmo has been offering the best of Argentinian cuisine specializing in beef and seafood. All of the meat is imported from Argentina and is among the finest quality available anywhere.
Tio Billy'sOpening Hours: 11:00 to 00:00
Address: Juan Leon Mera N23-78 and Wilson
Phone number: 252 7479
At Tio Billy's, locals and foreigners alike enjoy the best hamburgers in Quito. Here you will enjoy excellent service and feel right at home.
Note: Closed Sundays
Pizzeria AnankeOpening Hours: 18:00 to 02:00
Address: Camino de Orellana 781, Guapulo
Phone number: 255 1421
This small bungalow has been transformed to feel more like the home of a fan of jazz music than a restaurant. Pizzaria Ananke offers a view of Guápulo from its open air patio. Their specialties are delicious pizzas and calzones prepared in wood burning ovens. The menu also includes cocktails and features one made with fresh watermelon juice. Occasional live music is also offered.
Closed on Sunday.
Reina Victoria PubOpening Hours: 17:00 to 23:00
Address: Reina Victoria N21-226 between Carrión and Roca, La Mariscal
Phone number: 222 6369
A longtime favorite of ex-pats, visitors and locals alike, the Reina Victoria Pub has been the perfect spot to enjoy a conversation and pint in front of a cosy fire or a game of darts for more than 28 years. And if you're craving pub grub, this is the place. Fish and chips and Shepard's pie top the list of authentic British fare.
Metro CaféAddress: Orellana and Rábida (corner), La Mariscal
Phone number: 255 2570 - Fax: 255 2570
Metro Café is located inside a beautiful old mansion that has been remodeled into a beautiful and elegant space. Here you'll find a variety of favorites including burgers, pastas and salads. This cafe is known for its ice cream parlor-style desserts and extensive list of refreshing and exotic cocktails.
Open 24 hours.