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Barlovento

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Café, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Ecuadorean
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Av.12 de Octubre N27-09 y Orellana | across Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
59322223751
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Since 1970 Barlovento is the most traditional restaurants in Quito...
Since 1970 Barlovento is the most traditional restaurants in Quito Ecuador, Seafood/Ecuadorian cuisine, live music only fridayOpen Monday to Saturday 10 - 11 pm and Sunday 10 - 7 pm.
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Good for:
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice seafood meal

This is a great place and perfectly located. If you want to try good typical food in a place that invites to enjoy .. Barlovento is the right place !! It's a bit expensive but the quality is the best !! I have been here couple of times and I was always satisfied ... I always visit this place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Dani V
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Quito
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Took some foreign clients there. Terrible, terrible, terrible. We ordered some turnovers so they make get a glimpse of Ecuadorian gastronomy in a bite. They brought out a plate with several mini empanadas, half frozen, half fried. Not freshly made, they probably bought them in the supermarket. We complained but nobody seemed to care. Now I understand why place was... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great place and perfectly located. If you want to try good typical food in a place that invites to enjoy .. Barlovento is the right place !! It's a bit expensive but the quality is the best !! I have been here couple of times and I was always satisfied ... I always visit this place for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had eaten in this restaurant a couple (few?) years ago and though it was "so-so". Since our nearby target turned out to be closed (and we were tired from hiking up above the teleferico) we popped in not expecting too much. I have no idea when the improvements were made, but now it is first class and not too... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was my second time in Barlovento. The first time was very good...this time was excellent! Started with empanadas and ceviche, and finished with corvina (a type of sea bass). The service was excellent and the whole dining experience was great. Will be returning on my next visit to Quito.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ended up here kind of by accident for lunch. The ceviche with shrimp and squid and avocado was great. Have never had it served with tostado corn and popped corn. Yummy

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We chose this resturant after arriving in Quito by trawling Tripadvisor As our first Taste of Ecuador we cannot give a considered verdict on the food but can recommend the staff - especially the manager - for taking the time to go through the menu with us English speakers

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Wichita, Kansas
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239 reviews 239 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It is the spring and restaurants in Quito are "competing" who makes better Fanesca (typical Ecuadorian 12-beans dish). I eat three different during my trip but one in Barlovento was by far the best. Service is quick and very professional. It the great place for fish as well. Be prepared that the meals in this restaurant will cost you little... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We showed upnon Valentines Day without a reservation. Every table was full but the manager greeted us and put us at a table where somone had a later reservation. Thwy have a manager that speaks english and spanish and their service was great. The seafood was great.

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hongkong
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Been there for lunch three times already, because I really love their seafood boulabaisse and the garlic shrimp. Price is reasonable, won't break your bank.tried their oyster, sadly it's too small in size. The ambience is quite nice, up in the hill near a round about, overall, it's serve comfort food. Worth a try.

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Seattle., WA USA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were in Quito several different times during a three week vacation in Ecuador, and we found ourselves back at this restaurant three times. The service was outstanding. The staff was warm and friendly, and the food was superb. The steamed sea bass was the best I have ever had, and the seafood paella on a separate visit was excellent!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av.12 de Octubre N27-09 y Orellana | across Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 59322223751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 40
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Since 1970 Barlovento is the most traditional restaurants in Quito Ecuador, Seafood/Ecuadorian cuisine, live music only fridayOpen Monday to Saturday 10 - 11 pm and Sunday 10 - 7 pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?