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Av.12 de Octubre N27-09 y Orellana | across Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #38 of 608 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $40
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Ecuadorean, Café, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Highlands, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Cab drivers have trouble finding this place. It has a nice selection of the freshest seafood served in the Ecuadorian style. The decor might use an uplift. Otherwise it. Was delicious

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San Lorenzo, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were at the Hotel Quito, so the Barlovento was just a short walk. It was very quiet the night we ate there, but the service was efficient and the waiter very accomadating. There is a pretty bar with a waterfall wall. Food and drinks were reasonable and the fish excellent. I asked what was fresh, and was given a... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

While staying at the nearby Villa Nancy Hotel my daughter and I ate at Barlovento's a couple times. WE would have returned more often but we did not actually try it until quite late in our trip. We will be back here anytime we are in Quito, looks pretty ho-tie to-tie but it is surprisingly fun, any way less expensive... More 

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Additional Information about Barlovento

Address: Av.12 de Octubre N27-09 y Orellana | across Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 59322223751
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Ecuadorean, Café, Oyster Bar

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