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Calle Junin E2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
593 2952 989
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12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service!

Jaime, the owner attended us personally. The food was great as well as the wines we drank. He is get a wine cellar with a few hundreds of bottles of spectacular wines to choose. The place is located at San Marcos neighborhood, an amazing area where you can walk by at any time, get photos of the San... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Dennis Y
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Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Jaime, the owner attended us personally. The food was great as well as the wines we drank. He is get a wine cellar with a few hundreds of bottles of spectacular wines to choose. The place is located at San Marcos neighborhood, an amazing area where you can walk by at any time, get photos of the San Marcos church... More 

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in this unique restaurant. We felt like we were dining in a museum. The wine cellar was well stocked. We had a great wine with our meal. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was very good, except my main entree, the sea bass which was over cooked. Otherwise, the setting, the service by the... More 

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited this restaurant some time ago, I enjoyed too much of its Ecuadorian cuisine with a gourmet touch and its excellent selection of wines, the place have a nice environment called "Quiteño" by local people. I recommend to everybody visit the octava de corpus.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We met up with a family we met during part of our Amazon trip. We told them about the lovely San Marcos neighborhood and we're recommended by the hotel to this restaurant. All in all the place is lovely, the wine cellar is well stocked and they have a few great vintages. The food was very good. We loved the... More 

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Earth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place.Really good fresh seafood and the owner/host Jaime is a classic old school gentleman who made us feel like we were guests dining in his home.Place is decorated with his amazing collection of eclectic art and he has curated a stunning wine selection.Eat here now if you are in Quito. Best meal so far in Ecuador.

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Washington, DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The owner was truly delightful and gracious, and the restaurant itself is a true gem filled with a variety of Ecuadorian art. That is what makes this a difficult review. Unfortunately, the food was grossly overpriced and truly mediocre. The meal started with what appeared to be Ritz crackers and a pat of butter. It went downhill from there. The... More 

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Wolfe Island, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Jaime could not be more welcoming or attentive. Perfect level of service and what a charming atmosphere. The wine cellar is lovely. The food was good and plated well but not matching the quality of service, wine or atmosphere. Overall well worth the visit. We will be back on our next visit to Quito. This is a do not miss... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were looking forward to a unique dining experience but were let down. The food was so bad, precooked and just heated up, very dry. I actually had to send my desert back, really? The owner was nice but the food was just not good, period. And it was also expensive.

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Situated in the beautiful historic centre of Quito, Octava de Corpus is a dining experience like no other I've had in Ecuador. The best thing about the restaurant is undoubtedly the quality of its cellar. The owner will take you down to pick a bottle and he knows his onions. The decor is quaint and perhaps a little cluttered. The... More 

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Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were so looking forward to dining here after reading the reviews. The decor and table settings were lovely. But the food was not good. I had the sea bass and it tasted so fishy I could not eat it. We were dining in a large group so I didn't want to make a scene or wait for another entree,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Junin E2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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