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Calle Manabi | Teatro Nacional Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #18 of 555 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Los Angeles, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

While visiting Quito, we enjoyed dinner at the Theatrum. We began the meal with two octopus appetizers: the flamed grilled octopus and the grilled octopus. Both were delicious. The octopus was tender with lots of flavor. For entrees my wife had the prawns, which were spectacular. I had the grouper, which the waiter recommended. It was dry without much flavor.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal at Theatrum! The ambiance can't be beat and every course was delicious including the wine. The staff is very attentive and will take care of your every need. It's a nice break from the more casual Ecuadorian food that is the norm.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A nice touch is the complimentary collection and delivery back to your hotel by the restaurant driver! The building is spectacular old world overlooking one of Quito's most picturesque plazas. The room heavily curtained (red) and tables formally set with black tied waiters in attendance - all very formal and contrasted by tourists in hoodies and jeans. The food tries... More

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Washington, DC
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food was delicious from start to finish, including perfectly cooked beef and cooked vegetables. Great wine list; don't miss the malamado desert wine. The service was impeccable. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. The restaurant overlooks a beautiful plaza.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Four of us had a dinner at the Theatrum. My prawns were excellent, and my wife's Sea Bass were delicious. The service was excellent, and the ambience was elegant and relaxed.

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Leesburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was certainly one of the best food choices we had on our trip through Ecuador. We were with a group of 100 (!) and they served buffet style. The most memorable part was the delicious soup, soup being my most favorite high altitude dish. Celebrity Cruises had hired an opera singer to entertain us during the meal. Very nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Even though it has 4.5 ☆ by Trip Advisor I'm given THE AT RIM a 5. We enjoyed today an excellent lunch buffet and a soprano with much delightful voice. Everything was excellent and their Shrimp Ceviche out of this workd. Service also excellent and friendly staff. Highly recommended whoever visits the Old City area. By the way it shows... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The atmosphere has a strong contrast between the heavy red curtains black chairs and red walls. The service was efficient and nice, the food was intended to be modern and stylish but they still have some work to be done. But i think it was a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As the suggestion of our travel agent, 4 of us dined at Theatrum. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the restaurant. Fabulous interior, amazing staff and delicious food! An unexpected gourmet treat! After dinner, a driver returned us to our hotel. We're still talking about the great time we had!

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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Definitely the best meal we had in Quito but also the priciest. Totally worth it if you wish to spoil yourself, still cheap by North American standards plus they will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Here you will get the highest quality meal in a sumptuous & unique decor. I opted for the taster's menu... More

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