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La Cuchara de San Marcos

Junin E3-121 y Manuel Jijon cul de sac at end of Junin | Barrio San Marcos, Centro Historico, Quito EC1701, Ecuador
+593 2-295-1713
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Ranked #28 of 580 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Ecuadorean, Organic, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the emerging neighborhood of San Marcos along Old Town Quito's traditional Junin street, La Cuchara de San Marcos is a new green endeavor in Ecuador. Our restaurant features vegetarian, gourmet twists on traditional Ecuadorian dishes using organic ingredients from local farms, as well as fusion plates using organic chicken, fish, and meat. La Cuchara is also home to an art gallery and store featuring jewelry, accessories, and crafts made with recycled products by local artisans. We are also a nano-brewery, focusing on hoppy ales and the occasional Belgian, while featuring other local craft brews.
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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

La Cuchara de San Marcos is in a little cul de sac off the beaten path in Historic Quito. However, it's worth finding! It was quiet and comfortable, the food was delicious, and the staff was helpful and accommodating. Don't miss it!

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Ottawa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant is located in historical Quito but it took some time for our taxi driver to locate it. We are happy we persevered. The restaurant is situated at the very end of Junin street, the street takes a turn to the right and thereafter ends in a dead end. It is in this dead end, on your right that... More 

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North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The restaurant is located in a charming neighborhood a walkable distance from the main Plaza in old Quito. The atmosphere was lovely, but the vegetarían lunch entree I had was amazingly bland and one of the most expensive during my travels in Quito. I actually left the place hungry. I was charged $1.50 for a wine glass full of water... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Traveling as a vegetarian in South America is extremely difficult. This place offers traditional Ecuadorian food with a vegetarian spin - and still plenty of options for my meat loving friends. In addition, excellent quality local craft brews & delicious cocktails. If your not drinking the house brewed beer I recommend a Pisco Sour or Manhattan. But less about the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel in old town quito and took a taxi back. It is a little bit hidden but at the end of a quaint street. The food was excellent and for us our best meal in quito. The atmosphere is charming and we enjoyed the jazz music playing in the background. Selection of menu... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It took one visit to La Cuchara de San Marcos to make me a regular. The atmosphere and cuisine are first rate, the service excellent. The neighborhood is colorful, clean and safe, one of the nicer parts of the old city. The vegetarian fare is especially delicious. They serve outstanding locally-brewed beer and fire up some wicked mixed drinks. This... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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41 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

La Cuchara de San Marcos is a bit off the beaten track by being located in a primarily residential and "tranquilo" neighborhood of the Historical District of Quito. It's located in the cul-de-sac of Junín just past Iglesia San Marcos. The neighborhood itself is very safe during the day but visitors unfamiliar with the neighborhood can easily find themselves is... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

La Cuchara was one of my favorite experiences in Quito which is saying a lot given how much I loved the city. It is tucked away in a hidden cul-de-sac but is worth seeking out. We were there on the last Sunday of the month which meant that we were able to enjoy great live jazz on their outdoor rooftop... More 

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Toronto
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The restaurant was hard to find, but it was worth the search. The place is very unique, nicely decorated and very cozy. The meals were not only tasty but also beautifully decorated. The only negative comment I have is that I thought the food was overpriced.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate there our last 2 nites in Quito. It's in a nice neighbourhood about 15 minutes walk from the Plaza Grande. the food is delicious, organic and quite innovative for Quito and they have micro beers plus their own delicious pale ale. They also have a small art gallery and a gift shop with all kinds of beautiful jewellry... More 

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Additional Information about La Cuchara de San Marcos

Address: Junin E3-121 y Manuel Jijon cul de sac at end of Junin | Barrio San Marcos, Centro Historico, Quito EC1701, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-295-1713
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Ecuadorean, Organic, Brew Pub

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