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Mea Culpa

Chile y Venezuela (Palacio Arzobispal), Quito, Ecuador
(593 2) 2951 190
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Ranked #199 of 580 Restaurants in Quito
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Quito was lively celebrating its 180 years of foundation, hundreds of thousands equatorians shouting Viva Quito, and bands playing patriotic songs, while we were looking for a restaurant. Well, here it is: Mea Culpa with a table by the window, extremely privileged view of the downtown square filled of enthusiasm. Excellent typical food, very nice service, a bottle of Pinot... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you want a special restaurant for a special occasion then head to this place. Great location in the oldest part of town. You'll find much cheaper restaurants offering excellent food but they won't have the wow factor of this place. The food was very good - interesting traditional dishes from Ecuador. A great wine list including some incredible Argentinian... More 

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boston
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We found this charming restaurant while touring the old town. When we entered we thought our touring clothes might not be accepted in such an elegant dining room but they were happy to have us. They seated us at a window table which was great for people watching on the square. We were there for lunch and we enjoyed the... More 

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Brisbane
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had lunch here on the recommendation of our guide in Quito and encountered a very nice ambience with food that was nice without being spectacular. The place was perhaps a little more formal than what we were after following a busy morning touring he sites. Located on the second floor of a beautiful building overlooking the the Plaza Grande we... More 

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NYC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great location. Really pretty and period decoration inside. Food was good (although we ate light). My kids enjoyed the gnocchi appetizer, I had the corn chowder with shrimp soup and then the empanadas platter. My husband had the Locro cream and then langoustines. All very good, nicely presented, tasty and well priced. The staff was very attentive and nice. All... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We had been told that this was one of the best restaurants in Quito.it turned out to be one of the worst meals that we had ever had the misfortune to eat. The restaurant was empty apart from our party of 6 and one other couple. The only bread on offer was stale French sliced baguette . The inedible food... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food was amazing, but most of all it is worth it for its beautiful indoor decoration and its views to the "plaza de la independencia". In the heart of the old town, it is worth a visit!

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Walnut Creek
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on the recommendation our hotel manager. It was a Tuesday night and there was only one other patron in the restaurant at the time we were there. The food was good and the service was very good. The restaurant overlooks Independence Plaza, and yes, the lights from the Plaza were annoying, but that... More 

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London
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The restaurant occupies part of a former archbishop's palace. It is a very pleasant room overlooking the Plaza Grande in the historic centre of Quito. The dining room is great and the service first class. It has a calm and relaxing ambience although it is a formal restaurant. Enjoyable atmosphere. The flood lights are a problem; they shine from the... More 

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Tokai, Japan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was satisfied (but certainly not overjoyed) with the food. The service was above average, but not as friendly as other places in Quito. One reviewer said the price was half what you'd pay in the States. Unfortunately, it is twice what you'd pay in Ecuador. Oh, right.... this IS Ecuador.

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Additional Information about Mea Culpa

Address: Chile y Venezuela (Palacio Arzobispal), Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593 2) 2951 190
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
Open Hours:
Monday 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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