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Mama Clorinda

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Pizza, South American, Ecuadorean
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Reina Victoria 1144 and Calama, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 254 4362
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing was great. Nothing was awful, though, either.

This place was recommended to us as one for the best in central Quito for "typical" fare. The special potato soup especially recommended seemed fairly ordinary, with lumps of mashed potato in it--fairly plain for the $8 or so price tag. The shrimp crevice was borderline awful--just peeled, cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Philadelphia area
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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164 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

From the exterior, Mama Clorinda looks average. All of that changes when you go inside, deal with the customer-oriented staff, and taste their delicious food. Well-priced, also!

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Philadelphia area
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place was recommended to us as one for the best in central Quito for "typical" fare. The special potato soup especially recommended seemed fairly ordinary, with lumps of mashed potato in it--fairly plain for the $8 or so price tag. The shrimp crevice was borderline awful--just peeled, cooked shrimp swimming in a tomato broth. The drinks were overly sugared.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is not an upscale restaurant, but the food is excellent! We had several types of ceviche and great pisco sours. This is a place the local folks love and for good reason.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is recommended is good Ecuadorian food in the Plaza Foch area but is just a tourist trap. Substandard food and service where we were brought out mains while still eating our starters means this place has either gone downhill overtime or is a pure tourist trap.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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206 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and extensive menu with local dishes. Not cheap, “western” prices. The service however is unacceptably slow: with only one other table with 4 guests, we had to wait 20 minutes for our soup and another 25 minutes for our main dish. Since we arrived in Quito that afternoon after a 16 hour journey and traveling... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lots of people recommended Mama Clorinda to me but not really sure why. I guess because the food is average and the restaurant is in an area which serves almost exclusively terrible food. If you really can't be bothered to jump into a taxi or walk 30 minutes in the opposite direction then Mama Clorinda is a safe bet. However... More 

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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Service was not amazing. Food was only alright and we've had better Ecuadorean elsewhere in the city. It is kinda touristy and the venue itself is nothing special. It was alright value. We would not be rushing back. The ceviche was not good..

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ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our group of 14 enjoyed an evening at Mama Clorinda's. The service was excellent and we had a lovely third floor open window view of the square below. We each had something different which we all bravely sampled. Everything was delicious including the guinea pig.

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Mountainair, New Mexico, United States
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful food and atmosphere. The local/special beer was wonderful. Wait staff was courteous and responsive as well as helpful in choosing local foods for the country.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great local spot at plaza Foch. The price point may be higher than other places but still not expensive at all. The menu is all traditional food and very well prepared. Best place we ate in Quito.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Reina Victoria 1144 and Calama, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (02) 254 4362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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