We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zazu

Mariano Aguilera 331 & La Pradera, Quito 00000, Ecuador
593-2-254-3559
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 535 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
92 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

568 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
    418
    101
    20
    13
    16
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Service was good, food was good. However I can not say it was excellent. First plate was flounder gaspacio , very good. Main dish I had grouper with prawns , one of the prawns was not good. My friends had the octopus which was fare. One had the roasted pork, unfortunately skin was not crispy and had to return it.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland, Maryland
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, service is good and ambiance is warm and sophisticated. I ate a fish and prawns dish that was good but fish was over cooked . However presentation and plating were very good. My dessert, Panacota was a bit underwhelming. My dinner companions were very satisfied with their meals. In conclusion a good restaurant without being... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To begin with, the service was exceptional. They really went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. The restaurant is very nice with a great ambiance and the roses that are the main decoration are very nice. The food is fantastic, with a good presentation, excellent flavor and a good quantity. The quality of the ingredients... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a second trip to Zazu I think this really must be one of the best restaurants in the world. Absolutely phenomenal food, service, drink. First time: two courses plus a cocktail (really good pisco sour) plus a bottle of wine between three came to $50 each. Second time: three courses plus multiple cocktails (lost count!) $70. I normally eat... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were greeted as we came in with a bouquet of the longest long-stemmed roses I've ever seen -- almost as tall as I am. This is clearly one of Quito's hippest, chicest hangouts, and the food is consistent with that vibe. The creamy tomato soup was outstanding, and the Peruvian ceviche was among the best in class. I had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portugal
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It´s a very good restaurant where you can have a fantastic moment .The chef prepared to me a special menu with fantastic fish .Wines are available on a reasonable price .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is great very fancy and new dishes, you have tthe joy to experiment with flavors and combinations, everything I've tried there I like and I have eaten several times, recommend pleasantly

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I had made a reservation for 7 PM, but because we found ourselves around the corner from Zazu at 5:30, after visiting the nearby Botanical Gardens, we decided to go in and perhaps eat earlier than planned. We thought their website said that they would be open at 5:30, but to our dismay, they said that they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the best octopus that I have ever had at Zazu. The food was wonderful and the service even better. They even arranged for a car back to our hotel after the meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitehorse, Canada
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I came here alone with a reservation and was seated promptly. English is spoken here and making a reservation was very easy both in terms of response and availability. However once seated, service was appalling. A menu was given to me with plain tap water (no option for sparkling water as offered to other guests) please note the restaurant was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zazu also viewed

Quito, Pichincha Province
Quito, Pichincha Province
 
Quito, Pichincha Province
Quito, Pichincha Province
 

Been to Zazu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zazu, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing