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“Good place for Sunday” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

Achiote Ecuador Cuisine
Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
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Ranked #41 of 675 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!
London
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102 restaurant reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Good place for Sunday”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Food was good. Service was attentive. A bit on the pricey side, but not unusual for la mariscal. Could've done without the suave singer a la demis roussos. Good choice for a Sunday as most restaurants are closed

Visited July 2013
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for leaving an opinion about Achiote on TripAdvisor. We hope your experience was unique with our dishes and service. We expect you to come back some day soon to try some new traditional dishes.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was one of our best dining experiences in Ecuador. The restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated. We were waited on by the owner who was very attentive, friendly and excited about sharing his fine cuisine with us. The food was plentiful and delicious. We highly recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thank you so much for taking the time off to write your opion of Achiote on TripAdvisor. We hope you had a unique experience here with our traditional food and lovey atmosphere. Thank you for recommending the place. We expect you to come back some day soon.

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dundee scotland
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“Fine dining in Quito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This restaurant offers a great meal for a reasonable price with a flamenco nuevo musical backdrop. The staff are very helpful and the selection of ceviche is superb. Guinea pig is also available ($42) but I would stick to the ceviche.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time off to write about Achiote on TripAdvisor. We hope your experience here was unique . We are glad you enojyed our dishes and atmosphere. We expect you to come back some day soon to try our new traditional dishes.

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Epsom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We went twice. Service on the first occasion was excellent. More patchy second time around but the food was superb on both visits and we thoroughly recommend it

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for writing about the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are glad you liked the dishes you oredered and the service we offered you. Thank you for recommending the restaurant. We hope you can come back some day soon to try our new dishes.

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“Worth it if you've got all evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Went due to the quality of the reviews. Decor and food don't disappoint - lovely ambience, and the food was exquisite. Let down badly by the service. Took an age to take our order; we almost didn't order starters as we weren't hungry, but by the time any food finally arrived we were ravenous. Fried yucca and sweet potato slices were very good. Excellent aji and a peanut sauce accompaniment went down well. Hornados with plenty of sides came eventually, delightful when it did. However, our other order - a creamy coconut shrimp rice dish - didn't appear until the pork was half gone. We ordered 2 more beers and some more aji at this point, but these never materialised. A few mouthfuls from the end, the waitress appeared and asked if there was anything else. At that stage we declined, paid the bill (service was pre-included) and left, gastronomically satisfied but temporally much poorer than expected.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time of to write about the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that the service was slow, we have to clarify that our dishes are not like fast food, our dishes are a 100% fresh this meaning that the dishes are cooked right when the customer orders. Thank you for your comprehension. We are always open to new suggestions to improve.

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