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Heladeria San Agustin

#10 of 30 Dessert in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
South American, Ecuadorean
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Guayaquil 1053, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 228 5082
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Quito, Ecuador
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This place has been around since 1858 apparently, but is still going strong. Very simple, unpretentious decor, but a great variety of local staple dishes (ceviches, locro, churrasco etc.) and pastries (humitas, empanadas, quesadillas etc), all at very reasonable prices. Service is quick and courteous. Quite small, and very popular, so at peak times you may have to wait, but... More 

Thank Nicholas B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Friendly ambiance, good meals, lively colonial art pieces on display and great for a tight budget. What is not to love from this place? My favorites: the breaded sirloin, and the milk artisanal ice cream of "paila".

Thank ACassola
Raleigh, North Carolina
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374 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One of the best meals that we enjoyed while in Quito was at San Agustin. We ordered up a place of the traditional goat stew, seco de chivo-- and the sauce and meat were so good that I'm salivating now just thinking about it. It's delicious and not expensive-- and there's enough here that you might be able to split... More 

Thank thetravelingjen
Somerset, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Recommended as their Ecaudorian specialities and fruit juices are delicious. The restaurant is upstairs from the ice cream parlour.

Thank Peter B
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Heladería San Agustín is one of the Iconic places in Downtown Quito. You'll learn about some of the "Quiteños" culture, slang, and gastronomy. Food is nice and not very expensive (relative to international standards)

Thank Enrique_Reyes
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

How's your Spanish? No bueno? Then if you really want to go here, you have one option: take a look inside. If you see an older fellow with a moustache running frentically about the place "serving" people, forget it. He will take over your table even if someone else tries to serve you, and if you ask for help with... More 

Thank Travel_Monger53
Brussels, Belgium
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been customer for 30 years. “Heladería San Agustín” is well located and offers for more than 150 years traditional local Ecuadorian dishes. San Agustín is a place where many locals go with their families to eat. In the last years, it has become also popular among tourists. You will find the most popular Ecuadorian dishes. Staff is gentle... More 

Thank Michel W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a wonderful meal of goat stew in this charming restaurant -- available with or without bones! excellent sides of potatoes and avocado. Ask for a table upstairs by the window.

Thank DishesToDieFor
Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This charming little cafe located just one block north of Plaza Grande (get off the trolley line headed south from Mariscal/parque Ejito combines all of the elements: old world charm, with all of its colonial art, intimacy and grace, with its flowered balconies and welcoming staff, excellent traditional Ecuadorian food at modest prices, a a super choice of the best... More 

Thank Reginald W
Roberts Creek, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went here for lunch and the food was excellent. Everything appeared to be authentic food with very large portions. It started to get busy with locals after 1-1:30, so arrive before then if you can. I believe we were the only tourists in the restaurant. The main dishes were around $10 each. There was an English menu available, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
South American, Ecuadorean
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guayaquil 1053, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (02) 228 5082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?