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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 #26 of 532 restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
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: 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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Tallinn
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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
33 helpful votes 33 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Quito, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to Achiote following lonely planet guide. Great restaurant. Fish with coconut sauce was excellent. Soup extremely filling even with small portion. Mario was very attentive, brought us an hors d'oeuvre of fried eggplant and cheese whilst waiting for the food. Guitarist gave the place an excellent ambience Thanks, first night in quito for the family. Good start. 100... More

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

Thank you for writing your thoughts on your experience here at Achiote. We are really glad you had a great first night here at Achiote and liked the atmosphere. Hope you can come back, our doors are always open. More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

They have a delicious menu of Ecuadorian music and even life music! It was right next door to my hotel, where they recommended me to go. I didn't regret it the first time, so I went back there a few times.

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

Thank you for wriitng your opinion of Achiote on TripAdvispr. We are glad you liked the dishes you ordered and the sweet atmosphere with live music. Hope you can come back soon, our doors are open. More

boston, ma
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Achiote due to the positive tripadvisor reviews and the fact that they sold Cuy in half and quarter order sizes, in addition to full orders. For those that aren't sure how they feel about Cuy (guinea pig), a quarter order is a good way to have a taste at a reasonable cost ($11). We share the Cuy... More

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Thank you for taking the time off to write your opinion of Achiote on TripAdvisor.We are really glad you liked the Cuy and other dishes that you ordered. Hope you can come back soon. More

Zug, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

easy to find location, delicious Ecuadorian dishes (extensive menu), very friendly and helpful staff (thank you Kevin :))

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

Thank you for writing about your experience in Achiote. We are glad you enjoyed the service and the food. We expect you to come again soon. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice modern decor. Very friendly wait staff. The food was delicious and a bit more pricey than other nearby restaurants. I tried the 'Cuy' soup which was delicious and for those who don't want to try a whole guinea pig. I also had Pasta con Camerones which was excellent. They also serve you a pre appetizer of sweet potato and... More

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Thank you for giving your opinion of the experience you had in Achiote. We appreciate your opinion of the place and the food. We expect you to come again soon. More

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