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Octava de Corpus

Calle Junin E2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
593 2952 989
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Ranked #39 of 537 Restaurants in Quito
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wolfe Island, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Burke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Iznajar, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely evening at the restaurant - it is such a remarkable place filled to the brim with artwork and antiques. We were given a huge welcome by Jaimie and we were given a tour of the excellent wine cellar. It was a Sunday evening and not many restaurants in the area were open. The food was good... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were going to another restaurant, but when we arrived it was closed. We drove by this restaurant and saw that it was open so we went in. The owner was very friendly and showed us the whole place... it was like nothing I had seen before. Long tables, artwork everywhere, great visit of the cellar, excellent wine for only... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

made a reservation online for 6:30pm for a friday night and we were the 1st people to show up. By the time we left at 8:30pm, only 2 other people showed up, not sure if this is typical or if it was just a slow night. Anyways... The place is like a museum, the walls are decorated with paintings, there... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation based on the recommendations from a friend and the reviews. The service was excellent, however the food was very average and for the quality over priced. The wine cellar was interesting. We were the only people eating - everyone else appeared to be looking at art and having wine. Would not hurry back. Enjoyed the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had dinner here yesterday evening! To start the place is stunning; the walls are covered in art work, the tables are beautifully decorated, the wine cellar is to die for and, Jaime, the host makes you feel very comfortable and at ease . More importantly, the food was amazing. Beautifully cooked with loads of flavour that was well balanced.... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant is in an old home in Quito Old Town. Hard to find and Hard to leave! Like eating in a boutique art museum. What a great way to get a taste of Quito hospitality and the food was divine. One of my favorite restaurant experiences ever.

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