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Fried Bananas Restaurant

#8 of 1,112 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Foch E4-150 | Foch St. west side from Amazonas, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-223-5208
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a real Ecuadorian restaurant, this is the best option in Quito. The restaurant offers a great variety of dishes to choose from. The food is tasty with big portions. The staff is very friendly. Good value for money!

Thank Joyce H
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long day out/exploring, we dined here for dinner. It was recommended by our tour guides and it did not dissapoint! The service was prompt. The avocado soup was amazing. The chicken entree was great and the saffron/shrimp/mushroom pasta was fabulous. Would eat here again if we returned to Quito!

Thank Brad B
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Current week my family and myself went to this place taking advice from Tripadvisor, what a bizarre experience! To be honest, food was..let's say ok at the beggining, but after few minutes i felt some pain in my stomach and had to go urgently to the bathroom, then thinking it was just a coincidence we continued with the lunch (5... More 

Thank Juan V
Menlo Park, California
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to visiting this highly rated restaurant. What a disappointment! My soup wasn't even hot. My wife's dish was good (but hardly worth 5 stars) but we both agreed that even if mine were hot it would have only been mediocre. But wait! The worst part was how horrible the chairs are. These were way past "good... More 

Thank 389tonyn
Dublin, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived close to closing time but were welcomed in and enjoyed an un-rushed meal. Our entrees included the Tuna Salad, Rice with Shrimp and Grilled Chicken Dinner - which were finished off with the Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we are happy to have followed their advice.

Thank studib
Wheaton, Illinois
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down a side street and into a locked door. Nice surroundings and great staff. Menu was good and prices reasonable in a city that generally has ridiculous prices in places like this. Shared the banana and mushroom appetizer which was amazing. One tbone meal was praised by my accomplice and my chicken dish was fantastic. Service was perfect. Great place.

Thank mark s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fried bananas for dessert, however, also ordered the mushrooms and ceviche- both left a lot to be desired. Very watery ceviche and tough fish. Beautiful clean cafe however and super friendly staff- just don't expect too much beside good narnies!

Thank Fiona J
Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This night they are woefully understaffed, understandably, this slowed things down. First, there was an error in order transcription, but at least we were not charged for what we were not served. The avocado soup appetizer was the best of the meal, and was quite good. The trout was left to speak for itself which is not a culinary offense.... More 

Thank Rick H
Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this tiny restaurant . Probably my favorite place to eat in all of Quito. The place is run by a little old lady with an amazing staff. They are friendly and ready to assist with the menu or what might not be in it. The food, oho the food! Divine! The place is quiet and a very nice... More 

Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fried Bananas is the perfect option to try the best Ecuadorian food. The restaurant offer a great variety of dishes. The food is very tasty with big portions. The staff was nice to accommodate us with the best menu! Affordable prices , top service!

Thank Alisson B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $10
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Grill, Fusion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foch E4-150 | Foch St. west side from Amazonas, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-5208
Fried Bananas is a cozy restaurant with a casual and relaxed atmosphere, right next to the main tourist plaza in La Mariscal. Our prices are much lower than one would expect given the quality of the food and service. We feature a variety of seafood, Ecuadorian specialties, grilled dishes, pasta, salads, vegetarian delights and more; all creatively prepared and as fresh as can be.You will want to be sure to save room for one of our signature desserts.I suggest checking out our website where you can browse the menu, read reviews and get more information about us.HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 12:30-20:30 SATURDAY 12:30 16:30

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