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Heladeria San Agustin

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Guayaquil 1053, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 228 5082
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10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Seco de Chivo!

One of the best meals that we enjoyed while in Quito was at San Agustin. We ordered up a place of the traditional goat stew, seco de chivo-- and the sauce and meat were so good that I'm salivating now just thinking about it. It's delicious and not expensive-- and there's enough here that you might... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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374 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One of the best meals that we enjoyed while in Quito was at San Agustin. We ordered up a place of the traditional goat stew, seco de chivo-- and the sauce and meat were so good that I'm salivating now just thinking about it. It's delicious and not expensive-- and there's enough here that you might be able to split... More 

Thank thetravelingjen
Somerset, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Recommended as their Ecaudorian specialities and fruit juices are delicious. The restaurant is upstairs from the ice cream parlour.

Thank Peter B
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Heladería San Agustín is one of the Iconic places in Downtown Quito. You'll learn about some of the "Quiteños" culture, slang, and gastronomy. Food is nice and not very expensive (relative to international standards)

Thank Sergio G
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

How's your Spanish? No bueno? Then if you really want to go here, you have one option: take a look inside. If you see an older fellow with a moustache running frentically about the place "serving" people, forget it. He will take over your table even if someone else tries to serve you, and if you ask for help with... More 

Thank Travel_Monger53
Brussels, Belgium
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been customer for 30 years. “Heladería San Agustín” is well located and offers for more than 150 years traditional local Ecuadorian dishes. San Agustín is a place where many locals go with their families to eat. In the last years, it has become also popular among tourists. You will find the most popular Ecuadorian dishes. Staff is gentle... More 

Thank Michel W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a wonderful meal of goat stew in this charming restaurant -- available with or without bones! excellent sides of potatoes and avocado. Ask for a table upstairs by the window.

Thank DishesToDieFor
Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This charming little cafe located just one block north of Plaza Grande (get off the trolley line headed south from Mariscal/parque Ejito combines all of the elements: old world charm, with all of its colonial art, intimacy and grace, with its flowered balconies and welcoming staff, excellent traditional Ecuadorian food at modest prices, a a super choice of the best... More 

Thank Reginald W
Roberts Creek, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went here for lunch and the food was excellent. Everything appeared to be authentic food with very large portions. It started to get busy with locals after 1-1:30, so arrive before then if you can. I believe we were the only tourists in the restaurant. The main dishes were around $10 each. There was an English menu available, but... More 

Thank angusm9410
Roberts creek
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Really good Ecuadorian lunch in authentic setting in the Old Town. Packed with locals so get in before 1:30 or so. Good fast service and really tasty food. We had the arroz marinara and the lamb stew and both were excellent! We were too stuffed for ice cream but it did look really good! Highly recommended

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Gharghur, Malta
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211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This busy lunchtime restaurant is usually packed with locals and it is best to reserve a table. And not without good reason. It is located in the heart of the old Quito town. The food and service was impeccable by any standard but best of all was the unusual décor. We sat at the first floor level and were surrounded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Guayaquil 1053, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (02) 228 5082

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

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