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Vaco y Vaca

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Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Chilean, Ecuadorean
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C.C. El Bosque, San Luis Shopping y Quicentro Sur, Quito, Ecuador
59322436457
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reasonably priced great food!!!

Vaco y Vaca was my first pit stop at El Bosque and it was worth it. The service was prompt and the staff was friendly and attentive. The portions are crazy if you order a main course dish. Nearly all dishes offered as mains comes with enirmous heap of french fries or potatoes with mayo!!!! Not to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
MK24956
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went there for lunch and I really loved the food and service It's a lot of food so don't worry if you eat a lot you're gonna be satisfied

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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I ve been there a couple of times, and I love the food and the service, it s a good option If u r so hungry and u wanna enjoy with friends and family...

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Located in the first floor of "Quicentro Norte" you can find this "fast food" alike restaurant. When we arrived we were quickly attended, granted that was in the middle of the afternoon and the place is packed at lunch times, and taken to a table of our choosing. Menues were provided and our orders taken. Our food, fish fingers for... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Vaco y Vaca was my first pit stop at El Bosque and it was worth it. The service was prompt and the staff was friendly and attentive. The portions are crazy if you order a main course dish. Nearly all dishes offered as mains comes with enirmous heap of french fries or potatoes with mayo!!!! Not to mention the ensalada... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent food - for Ecuadorian standards- portion are also out of the norm in this country. I love the "a lo Pobre" dishes - combos. good prices. My Favorite the amazing Iced Tea they serve!!!...I go there any time I have a chance. I normally Visit the "El Bosque Shopping Center" in Quito

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San Rafael, Ecuador
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nice place, food is regular, ...the only thing that really bothers me is that each time I tried to eat there, I had to wait like between 15-30 minutes to get seated ! I don't really recommend it ! ..or just to visit the place and take photos !

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Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food is so great , that I fell like coming back every single day !!! , You have to wait like 1 min to be seated but the waiting is totally worth it , excellent prices !!

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Quito, Ecuador
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Food wasn´t that great, service was so so, prices where high, it si more like fast food, but with a restaurant service touch,.

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Quito
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I will never understand why people stand in line for several minutes for an empty table. This restaurant is not good at all, and the worst thing is: they have so many people going there that they do absolutely nothing to satisfy an angry customer! Last time (and last in my lifetime) I went to this place, I ordered a... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Amazing food, excelent prices, good sized portions and welcoming staff justify the 15 to 20 minute wait on weekends and lunch time on weekdays to sit. The renivations made to the original cafeteria were, at least for me, unnapealing and a realization that this excelent restaurant is growing beyond its original chilean cafeteria identity, which I miss for old times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C.C. El Bosque, San Luis Shopping y Quicentro Sur, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 59322436457

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Chilean, Ecuadorean
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?