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Chile y Venezuela (Palacio Arzobispal), Quito, Ecuador
(593 2) 2951 190
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Today
12:15 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best Lasagna

When we got to Quito our hotel recommended that we go to the Grand Plaza if we were looking for a good place to eat. We found several. Mea Culpa was on the ground floor just off the main courtyard of this large building. They had a wide variety of dishes. I chose lasagna wich came in its own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jacksonville, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When we got to Quito our hotel recommended that we go to the Grand Plaza if we were looking for a good place to eat. We found several. Mea Culpa was on the ground floor just off the main courtyard of this large building. They had a wide variety of dishes. I chose lasagna wich came in its own single... More 

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They open at 12:15. Several tables have views of the square; you can have a relaxing meal while watching all the action. Good service. Ecuadorian food. Ceviche was fresh.

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Cornwall, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Previous reviews rightly mention the outstanding location and wonderful beauty of this restaurant and I can't improve on them! Just take our word! We enjoyed a lovely meal here with very attentive service. I tried some of the local dishes and was pleased I did. We would certainly go back.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had lunch at Mea Culpa while in Quito. It has a beautiful view of the square and the presentation of the food was very nice. We ordered Cajun Langostinos and Sea Bass. Both were horribly overcooked. The fish required a knife to cut. The Langostino was dried and chewy. Service was equally poor. The restaurant is beautiful but the servers... More 

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Inderøy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Right across from the Iglesia del Sagrario is the Mea Culpa. The building in which it lies is just absolutely stunning, taking you right back into the lives of the spanish aristocratic families and their lives at the turn of the 19th century. The interior is perfect; the chairs, the tables, the wine glasses, the classical music, the paintings on... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

The place might appear to you a little bit to strict at first sight but actually the people are very welcoming there and the food if very good. We spent pour first diner in Quito there and loved it. Highly recommended in old town of Quito.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chile y Venezuela (Palacio Arzobispal), Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (593 2) 2951 190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?