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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
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Ranked #18 of 547 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!
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méxico city
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food is so good that you forget the service is a little bit slow. We waited like 20 minutes after ordering but the waiter brought us some complementary dishes and they were delicious! We ordered pasta with vegetables and grilled chicken, it was great! The portions are perfect and the prize is reasonable. Extra points for the waiter who... More

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Bolton, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a lovely little restaurant, a short walk from Vieja Cuba hotel. Food and service EXCELLENTE!

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time off to write about the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor, we hope it was unique. We are glad you liked the dishes you ordered and the service we offered you. We hope you can come back soon. Achiote Ecuador Cuisine More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The service was fine but the food was a little disappointing. Took the order but then came back and said that they didn't have it. Ordered two kinds of soup but they tasted almost the same. The pork dishes were very dry.

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time off to write on TripAdvisor about Achiote. We are sorry to hear about the dishes you ordered, maybe some other time I as the manager can cook for you if you identify youself with this case. Hope to see you soon. Achiote Ecuador Cuisine More

Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here for dinner on our first night in Quito and were impressed by the service and the quality of the food. We tried the guinea pig, just a quarter to know how it tastes, and it was actually very good. Besides the guinea pig we also tried the shrimp in coconut sauce and the goat meat. Both were... More

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time off to write about the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are glad you liked the guinea pig, the shrimp in coconut sauce and the goat meat. We hope you also enjoyed the service we offered. We hope to see you soon around here again. Achiote Ecuador Cuisine More

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner with a group of ten people and all of us loved it. Food was delicious and the waiter was extremely friendly. Highly recommended!

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on TripAdvisor about the experience you had at Achiote, we hope it was unique. We are glad all of the persons from your group liked the dishes they ordered and the service they received. Thank you for recommending the restaurant. We hope you can come back again any time soon. Achiote Ecuador... More

Tallinn
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Achiote is a modern restaurant in the middle of the colonial villas in the Mariscal district of Quito. They serve traditional Ecuadorean food in style. The food list is extensive and they are most willing to replace any component of your salad, for example, to suit your taste. Food is delicious, fresh and of high quality, beautifully served. I would... More

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about the experience you had at Achiote, we hope it was unique. We are glad you liked the food, service and atmosphere. We hope you can come back any time soon, we are always with our doors open. Achote Ecuador Cuisine More

Ottawa
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We tried many Trip Advisor top choices while in Quito but Achiote is definitely the winner! Their menu offers very extensive choices including vegetarian options and the prices are minimal for the quality offered in food and atmosphere. Furthermore, you will get the best service we have experience in Quito, thanks Kevin for great service and permitting us to change... More

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about the experience you had in Achiote on TripAdvisor, we hope it was unique. We are glad you liked the atmosphere, the service and the food. We hope you can come back any time soon. Achiote Ecuador Cuisine More

Paris, France
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is really great, the room is beautiful, the waiters are friendly and polite, speak English and Spanish, but it often gets crowded and then you had better be patient.

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time off to write about the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor we hope it was unique. We are glad you like the dishes you ordered, the place and the service. We are sorry about the long waiting time but we have to clarify that our dishes are a 100% fresh do to the... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One can really well in this restaurant, but I did not see the visit special in any way. The food I ordered (goat's meat) was excellent, but I was negatively surprised by the small size of the salad.

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on TripAdvisor about the experience you had at Achiote. We are really glad you liked the dish you ordered. We will take in consideration your comment, we are open to any suggestions so we may improve. Thank you once again. More

New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went here with the intent of sampling what was supposed to be authentic Ecuador cuisine. They got off to a great start with the excellent soup. But the fish I ordered for the main course was mediocre and seemed overcooked. Maybe they thought the sauces would distract from the fish itself. The service was very good and the staff... More

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your opinion about Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are really sorry you didn't liked the fish that you thought it was over cook. I want to clarify that we never wanted to cover the error we made with the sauces we put on the plate. Maybe some other time you can come back,... More

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