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Mama Clorinda

$$ - $$$
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
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Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4362
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this by accident but am so glad I did. Its within easy walking distance from several hotels. It's located in a busy area with lots of restaurants and taverns. The service is good and the food is even better. They have a good selection of Ecuadorian cuisine, beers, drinks. I tried several dishes and each one was wonderful.... More 

Thank walkfree
Manta, Ecuador
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8 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to try it and it was very very expensive and not that good. service not that good either... Everything on the menu seems to be really high priced...

Thank travelingfemale
Chicago, Illinois
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245 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice three stories high restaurant a block away from Plaza Foch. Get the table by the window and you have perfect viewing point to observe very busy street below. Satuday night was so busy on the street that cars were stock in traffic jam. Good variety for vegetarians, not easy thing to find in meat loving Ecuador. Very friendly staff.

Thank RudySzymon
Munising, Michigan
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were looking for good examples of Ecuadorian food and found it here. The atmosphere is nice and quiet, the portions were just right and the view over Foch Square was nice for taking in the sights. Be sure and try the Locro!

Thank Sandy and Mark E
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with a group last week. Great food at reasonable prices, the service and decor were great. Beef Empanada is one of the best I've had, very different than the typical yellow corn or flour empanada I've had.

Thank Philip V
Quito, Ecuador
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I am writing this review as I am waiting for my food, that we ordered 45 minutes ago. Still nothing... Still waiting... We got the drinks pretty fast, one of us (out of 4 people) got served after 5 minutes, others are waiting. Can't say anything about the quality of the food, but for the service at least, I can't... More 

Thank Thomas B
Springfield, Illinois
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860 reviews
555 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Good local restaurant serving Ecuatorian cuisine. We had the following items: Seco de Chivo, Locro de Queso (soup), choclo con queso y habas (corn on the cob with cheese), Humita (traditional ecuatorian specialty with cheese rapped in a corn leave) excellent, Llapingachos (grilled mix of mashed potato paties with cheese fillings), ceviche de pescado, Menestras is a bean stew that... More 

Thank Clevlander
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

For the cost of a typical dinner out in the United States, you can eat at this great restaurant! It has traditional Ecuadorian food. Very attentive, friendly, and polite wait staff. My husband wanted to try cuy (guinea pig) - an Ecuadorian delicacy. We had trouble finding places that had it on their menu. We were told about this place... More 

Thank Sally S
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A place for tourists only. All ok - nothing special. Would not go back. I had ceviche - it was ok. Service was average as well.

Thank mfn123
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Liked the restaurant so much went there twice in a week. Mama Clorinda serves traditional Ecuadorean food which is utterly delicious. Our group thought the soups, shrimp ceviche, grilled trout, sea bass and steak were superb. We all steered clear of guinea pig, a local delicacy, which is included in the menu. The restaurant is so popular, hungry queues formed... More 

Thank Rita P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-4362
Ecuadorian cuisine restaurant just off Plaza Foch serves tasty national specialties . Try the llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese) with steak or, for the adventurous, cuy (guinea pig). Mama Clorinda's as the place to have traditional Ecuadorian food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?