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Theatrum

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International, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean
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Calle Manabi | Teatro Nacional Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
593-2-257-1011
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located in Quito's Historical Center on the second floor...
Our restaurant is located in Quito's Historical Center on the second floor of Sucre National Theater, Cultural Patrimony from the XIX century, an expression of renaissance classicism. In the entire second floor it is located the most important restaurant in Quito, THEATRUM Restaurant & Wine Bar that offers an extraordinary menu of the vanguard Mediterranean cuisine. One of our emblematic dishes is the Grilled tender octopus with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic tossed in pesto vinaigrette. Our classic Ecuadorian prawns on the grill with avocado mousse and tomato fondue.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food but in a strange setting

We were treated here for dinner and it was a real treat. The food was typically Ecuadorian and was prepared to a very high standard. Very highly recommended, especially when complemented by wine from their very comprehensive wine list. The restaurant itself if upstairs the National Theatre and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
otolith
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were treated here for dinner and it was a real treat. The food was typically Ecuadorian and was prepared to a very high standard. Very highly recommended, especially when complemented by wine from their very comprehensive wine list. The restaurant itself if upstairs the National Theatre and itself has a theatrical motif with tall red curtains. Whilst there is... More 

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Cohasset, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I asked the concierge at the Hilton Colon in Quito for his recommendation for a late lunch while touring the Old Town. At the top of his list was the Theatrum located on the second floor of the National Theatre overlooking the Plaza Del Teatro. The dining room charming and each table had four fresh red roses,... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here with a group of about 60. Nice buffet with many local dishes. Tasty fruit punches as well. They provided entertainment as well. Overall it was good.

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New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Once stepped in the restaurant above the theater, it was wow. High ceiling, roomy with modern decor. Elegant dining room. Had a course of Ecuadorian flavored cuisine. So many dish was served and cannot remember all, but grilled octopus, Quy and dessert with exotic fruits were excellent. Great wine as well. And most importantly, their service was very impressive. All... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This restaurant surprised us and we had an excellent dinner with attentive and charming staff. Entering a high ceiling spacious room can be unwelcoming but don't be put off. Wine is expensive everywhere in Ecuador due to the high government taxes but the least expensive wines on their lists were all very good.

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Quincy, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had dinner at Theatrum with a group of 15. Even with the large number, the pacing was well done and the meals were outstanding. I was concerned about Gluten issues, but the staff was very conversant and changed a few things around for my wife so that nothing was slowed for others, but her meal was still a treat.... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food is very good, The chocolate ice cream is far and away the best that we have tasted. The service is beyond anything that I have ever encountered. It started to pour during dinner. When we left, one of the servers handed each of us an umbrella and followed us to our hotel where we returned the umbrellas and... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a large group of 15 people, and they accommodated us easily. The table was huge and spacious - it was hard to imagine talking to people at the other end, but you get that with a big group. There were prix fixe menus, and a la carte options; I had the blueberry roast chicken with blue cheese ravoilis... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Food and service were very good. Close to Casa El Eden where we stayed. Good food selection of Ecuadorian meals.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a tour lunch at Theatrum while visiting Quito. We were provided with a buffet lunch of local favorite foods. The soup was very good. We were sat on the second floor on the balcony and had beautiful views of the plaza. The staff was pleasant and attentive. It was a beautiful place for an afternoon lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Manabi | Teatro Nacional Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593-2-257-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Our restaurant is located in Quito's Historical Center on the second floor of Sucre National Theater, Cultural Patrimony from the XIX century, an expression of renaissance classicism. In the entire second floor it is located the most important restaurant in Quito, THEATRUM Restaurant & Wine Bar that offers an extraordinary menu of the vanguard Mediterranean cuisine. One of our emblematic dishes is the Grilled tender octopus with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic tossed in pesto vinaigrette. Our classic Ecuadorian prawns on the grill with avocado mousse and tomato fondue.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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