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Portal de Benalcazar

Benalcazar and Olmedo | on the Plaza Benalcazar, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #54 of 532 restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant is not exist anymore, the owners get out of bussiness... El restaurante ya no existe, fue cerrado por los dueños

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Montreal, Quebec
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We wanted to eat here, but we only had the map location taken from this site to guide us. Bottom line, we wandered around for almost an hour, asking lots of people who couldn't help us, and never found it. We give it the excellent rating the other reviewers say it deserves, as we don't want to downgrade it without... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We ate at this restaurant several times while staying in Quito, old town. We really appreciated the kindness of the owner and the nice staff. This was the best place to find all of the staple Equidorian dishes that you want to try when visiting the country. They also have many other dishes to suite a variety of tastes. The... More

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vancouver
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We have been on the road for a few months and this place is such a treat. We came back a second time in a 4 day stay in Quito. All is said in prior reviews. Buen provecho!!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

the food was amazing. the decor was adorable. it was exactly what we were looking for. everyone in our party loved it. thank you to the portal staff for such a pleasant experience!! i miss you already!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The best meal that I have ever had in Quito, and I have been fortunate enough to travel there 3 times now. It is centrally located in probably the most beautiful "downtown" in the world. It is a very short walk from one of the stops off Quito's double-decker tour bus too! if you are looking for a restaurant that... More

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Latexo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have traveled the world for 60 years and this is as good as it gets for the money. They present excellent food at reasonable prices. There is a large variety of food to choose from. I have had lamb, chicken and sea bass this week. All, again, excellent. I will be back. James Ashworth, East Texas

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Meeting up with a fb friend during our stay in Quito, he suggested this lovely, quaint place in El Cento historico.. Fabulous food with excellent prices, good portions, and very good service! A must if in the area!

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had an excellent meal at El Portal de Benalcazar. We especially loved the homemade lemonade and the potato soup. It was delicious. Great service too!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stumbled upon Portal de Benalcazar during our recent brief stay in Quito on the way home from Galapagos and are very glad we did. We enjoyed a delightful lunch in this cozy and pretty restaurant surrounded by quirky Ecuadorean artifacts and antiques. The menu is extensive, with photos of most dishes, the prices are very, very reasonable (average entree... More

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