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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria, Quito 593, Ecuador
593022501743
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Ranked #24 of 529 restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
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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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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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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boston, ma
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Zug, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For Ecuador, this ought to be labeled $$$, not $$. The food is good, but not exceptional. Don't use googleMaps to find it, because it will send you a mike away from the actual location.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this restaurant 3 times while in Quito. We found our waiter, Kevin, most helpful in recommending things we could try. We enjoyed everything we ate and found the service very good. We highly recommend the cheese and potato soup - one large bowl will do 2 people and is almost a meal in itself. Pair it up with... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

To celebrate our anniversary, we returned to this restaurant and again enjoyed a delectable meal. The ambiance of the restaurant is modern with linen tablecloths and wine glasses. We ordered from the extensive menu, choosing typical Ecuadorean cuisines prepared in a classic manner, but foreigner friendly. I chose a savory goat stew which was rich and delicious; my spouse chose... More

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Western Pa.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I don't understand all the fuss about this restaurant. Having read many of the reviews prior to dining here I was not surprised at the level of service that we received. During our two hour visit I only saw two staff members. The service was slow and somewhat confusing. My wife's meal arrived at the same time as my appetizer.... More

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