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Uncle Ho's

Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Ecuadorean
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E-40 Jose Calama and Diego de Almagro La Mariscal | La Mariscal, Quito 12345, Ecuador
+59325114030
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A friendly wonderful place with good food and good fellowship!

We love Quito, Ecuador but after about 3 weeks of eating surprisingly bland Ecuadorian food we were led to this wonderful little place - owned by a Scotsman (Stewart MacDonald)! The food is good, and nice and spicy. The place is well decorated, the ambiance intimate, and Mr. MacDonald is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mmajumda
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We really really wanted to like this place. Loving Vietnamese and being vegetarian we were so excited to see Tofu on a menu in South america! The staff were super lovely and the location is great however the food really let it down. I ordered grilled tofu and vegetables, the tofu was completely raw and just soaked in soy sauce.... More 

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california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was okay at best. Appetizers of shrimp and eggrolls tasted like frozen variety. Pad thai was more like a pasta dish with chicken and light seasonings, and other dishes were overcooked and severely lacking in seasoning. Happy hour cocktails were very reasonably priced and probably one of the better things we had that evening. Service was good, some English... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My recommendation would be to come here for the bar and comraderie with fellow english speaking regulars/visitors. We ended up here for a drink, great martini's but I think only one beer on tap. Stewart was great and drinks were reasonable. The people at the bar were also very friendly...kind of like a "Cheers" but in Ecuador and all different... More 

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Quito
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went with a group of 12 people to have dinner and some drinks late March, the place had a nice atmosphere, a bar in the middle with lots of drinks and beer. It fell small and cozy inside. We sat down for dinner and order a promotion of Beer with assorted entrees for $12.00. It was nice to try... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love Quito, Ecuador but after about 3 weeks of eating surprisingly bland Ecuadorian food we were led to this wonderful little place - owned by a Scotsman (Stewart MacDonald)! The food is good, and nice and spicy. The place is well decorated, the ambiance intimate, and Mr. MacDonald is a pleasure to talk to - there is a bar... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was going out for lunch March when I decided to go and get something different. I've always passed Uncle Ho's but never found the time to do so. I entered and the place had a great atmosphere. The employee that served me was very kind and attentive. He took my order and regularly checked up on me to see... More 

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Guttenberg, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food isn't Vietnamese. It's pretty awful. I'm sure if you went there to sit at their bar that may be fine

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Meilen, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They supposed to serve Viatnamese food. But all we had was boring, not tasty at all. And this is hard to do when you look how simple but tasty Viatnamese kitchen is... Just go for drinks, but nothing else.

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Quito, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

fun place to go if youre looking to share a few drinks, some creative cocktail options or looking to get a fix for some thai flavors. large bar is favorite spot of local expats, good place to go if youre traveling alone

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Quito
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

$8 for 3 kebabs with tiny shrimps over lots of noodles, two slices of cucumber and carrot. They also serve Ecuadorean and Thai cuisine. The typical restaurant in plaza Foch, regular food and overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: E-40 Jose Calama and Diego de Almagro La Mariscal | La Mariscal, Quito 12345, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +59325114030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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