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“Very good seafood selection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum
Foch 172, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 252 8686
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Ranked #46 of 580 Restaurants in Quito
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good seafood selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Have been there a few times, always consistent, a very good experience

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Richmond, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great seafood, beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner here, in a beautiful old building. The food was excellent, and the portions were extremely generous. We ordered a "side" salad, which was enough for 4 people, so we didn't have room to try the desserts. And the prices were exceptionally reasonable. We would definitely recommend this.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ecuador
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“A genuine tribute to sea food and ecuadorian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The moment you are entering the restaurant, you feel it is going to be a great experience. Furniture, paintings, statues, and silverware are all tastefully selected. It is worth bringing a camera! If you speak Spanish you will enjoy reading the menu. It is so well presented that one starts drifting into the magic realms of higher cuisine! By all means try the “Mariscada”. You want to take a picture of it! Gonzalo, the owner and one of Ecuador´s top chefs and gourmet ambassadors, has found the perfect harmony of ingredients to celebrate the wonderful taste of sea food. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication- no doubt. Pick something from their good selection of wines, or simply feast with a cold beer the wonderful experience of eating with your hands. If you are lucky and Gonzalo visits you (I´ve seen him on so many times personally hosting his guests), then by all means listen to his description of the catch of the day, or his latest experiment with wine and grouper. Follow his advice- he is never wrong!

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Highland Village, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I have never had seafood like this, a must try in Quito.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding traditional Ecuadorian and some truly neat dishes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Great atmosphere and pleasant staff. Definitely a castle-like feel with beautiful old hardwood furniture and stone walls. Well decorated. As to the food, great traditional Locro and Ceviche. Innovative were the several types of fish we had and a really nice fruit mousse to finish the meal off. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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