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

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  • 42
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 9
    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
mixed reviews

I loved my meal, but I might have been the only one. Had the carparccio and crepes. Language was an issue as my husband was served the wrong dish (and we even had a spanish speaking person in our group).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
RSM2507
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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NJ
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This restaurant is located in Plaza Grande but you have to go through a passageway or arch, called Palacio Arzobispal to find it. There you find a courtyard that is surrounded by three levels of shops and restaurants. Mea Culpa is on the second floor. It is somewhat formal and has antiques and artifacts in each of the several rooms.... More 

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Quito
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125 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,486 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Although is been a while I haven´t visit my friends at Mea Culpa, I definitely wanted to recommend any visitor to give a try to their excellent menu. I have always organized my family, friends and business dinners to enjoy food at its best with an unbeatable view of the Plaza Mayor of Quito. My fabs are always the ostrich... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I loved my meal, but I might have been the only one. Had the carparccio and crepes. Language was an issue as my husband was served the wrong dish (and we even had a spanish speaking person in our group).

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Jacksonville, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
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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