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Mama Clorindas

Reina Victoria 1144, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 254 4362
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Ranked #192 of 527 restaurants in Quito
Cuisines: South American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice modern restaurant in the Marsical district. The restaurant was recommended to me by some local teachers. Fast, friendly service. Menu is in English and Spanish. I have eaten here twice. Average entree is $12. Recently I had the 'Churrasco' which is a small steak topped with fried eggs. Sounds a bit different but delicious. You must use the spicy... More

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Houthalen
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had some traditional dishes, which tasted great. The fourniture is very basic. Very Nice personel, not expensive, close to plaza foch.

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California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is not a fancy place but it was good food. They have many native dishes. There is a band that goes table to table so it can be a little loud at times. This restaurant was convenient to our hotel, too.

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London, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We loved Mama Clorindas and ate there 5 or 6 times during our stay in Quito. Simple place with a varied menu and everything we tried was very tasty with large portions. Great service and very friendly staff.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

This was recommended by our tour guide as we had just visited the nearby crafts market. Overall we were not impressed. The lorca soup was ok, but there were chunks of potato and 2 slices of avocado, so more like a stew than soup. The llapingachos were just ok only. The fried pork specialty dish was dry with not much... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our guide recommended this three level restaurant in New Town. At first we had difficiutly finding it, but eventually got there! The cost of lunch for two of us, with soft drinks, was about $30. I thought it seemed pricey for what we ate. I ordered grilled sea bass with traditional sides. My son had ribs. Of all the places... More

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Londn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Fine, reasonable, acceptable...all good ways to describe the place. If you haven't had Ecuadorian food before, this place is perfect. Good selection, good prices, perhaps a tad touristy but not too much. The service was fine considering they were understaffed by one person. But the wait staff is busily buzzing around, so it's not like they are ignoring you. If... More

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Placentia, CA
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176 reviews 176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nice restaurant, good food, friendly E flash speaking waitstaff. Dinner for 2, no alcohol was $36.00 We had 2 appetizers, soup and 2 main dishes. The shrimp,empanadas were very good as was the potato avocado soup and the beef tongue. We were told it might be dangerous to walk but we did not feel afraid . There were tourists and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We ate here twice - the food is okay - the service is okay. There is nothing remarkable about this place - if you want a quick reasonably priced meal - not sensational but okay - then you will be fine here. The best part of this restaurant is that it always seems to be open - some other ones... More

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Utrecht
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

As a starter I had a tasteless Locro de Papa, since the chef forgot any salt. The main course, Llapingachos, was dripping of fat and not crispy at all. The chicken was grilled without any seasoning and far to fat. Never ever I had such a bad dinner!

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