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Verde Esmeralda, La Chillangua

Zaldumbide N25-165 y Toledo, Quito N 25-165, Ecuador
+(593)22225313
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Ranked #195 of 547 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Quito, Ecuador
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food was very poor, don´t trust the cleaniness of the kitchen, place was not nice. Servers were not good.

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Quito
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We came here recently for lunch and loved their empanadas. Some of our entrees were fresher than others, but everything was expertly prepared and served in large portions. The service was also a standout.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Enjoyed our finest meal of a two week Ecuador trip at Esmeralda Verde. Due to a tight schedule, we booked at 3, leaving us only an hour until it closed, however wait staff was extremely professional and kind, and we didn't feel rushed. The mixed seafood ceviche was divine! Perhaps the best ceviche I have ever eaten despite having lived... More

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Chicago area
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Emeralds is a great place for lunch. Surprisingly it isn't open for dinner but it's great for lunch or early afternoon. It's great for outside eating w some tree shade and plenty of umbrellas. The service is great and so is the food. It is well known for the coconut flavored fish, which is great. Portions are generous.

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Quito, Ecuador
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

tipical sea food of the coastal region of Ecuador (Esmeraldas) - excellent food and oustanding and fast service. The desserts are incredibly tasty ...

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We passed by Verde Esmeralda and were pleasantly surprised with our find. Very helpful with our selections and a very pleasant staff and owner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This restaurant is definitely a must-do on a visit to Quito. It has a warm atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. The food is absolutely delicious. They offer a wide variety of food from the coastal area of Ecuador for any seafood lover, but also have great dishes for those who don't eat seafood. ¡Que rica!

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Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The food is good but not outstanding, the service was not right

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Austin
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This restaurant is the place to go to try true Ecuadorian food! This restaurant serves authentic food from the region of the Esmeraldas on the Ecuadorian coast. The food is amazing! I have not tried a single thing on the menu that I did not like. I would especially recommend ordering a side of patacones with any dish you order.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I went to Verde Esmeraldas enough times during my 3 month stay to have tried nearly every meal on the menu, each one just as delicious as the next. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Your biggest regret will be not being able to try everything. While a little more costly than other restaurants in Quito, the... More

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