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“Food MUCH better than you would guess” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chandani Tandoori

Chandani Tandoori
Juan Leon Mera No1312 y Luis Cordero, Quito, Ecuador
+593-2-2221-053
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Ranked #268 of 580 Restaurants in Quito
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Otavalo, Ecuador
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Food MUCH better than you would guess”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have given this a five star review - why? First of all because Quito does not have a wealth of good Indian and other ethnic restauants, and I don't count psuedo-Japanese and Thai places in that catagory even if the food is good. Second because although this is an extremely modest place with no atmosphere to speak of and even florescent lighting which I detest, but, and this important: the FOOD IS REALLY GOOD and the price is of course very reasonable to say the least. I really enjoyed our meal there last night. If you are three people, as we were, ask the young waiter to choose a spicy dish, a savory dish and a sweet dish from the menu, and order a lassi by all means, and a few appetizers. Order extra nans if you are super hungry. If you don't have money to spend on fancy, and even if you do, check it out, and save the extra money for a good cause. Don't go for atmosphere or special service -- only for the FOOD.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Quito, Ecuador
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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“GREAT INDIAN CUISINE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

GREAT INDIAN CUISINE if you are looking for it, then you are at the right place. Owned by a Pakistani guy that knows the Asian flavours pretty well, your gastronomic Indian experience is guaranteed in there.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great for lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I lived in Quito for years and this was my favorite place to eat lunch. The mariscal location attracts tourists as well as locals and my co- workers liked to have business lunches here. Their menu was arranged from sweet to spicy so there's something for everyone. Appetizers were served with a fresh mint cooler which was practically addictive. Don't pass up the aloo gobi or the samosas!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food for a good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I ate well for $8.50, including beer! Mains come with rice or naan bread. Very high quality food with a good kick of spice.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

It was not the greatest Indian food I've ever had. I'd agree with the comment about it being a tad bit vinegary, but the chicken was good and it's definitely a great value especially for the mariscal area. You can have a full meal and a drink for under $5 where as most places in mariscal would be $10-15.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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