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Mama Clorinda

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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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Christiansted, St. Croix
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compared to the prices in the markets this place is quite high, but for $15 you can get a plate full of food that you might not be able to finish. I got one of the sampler plates and was very satisfied with my choice. Request a seat by the window on the 2nd floor.

Thank Chad W
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Mama Clorinda is a great place to be introduced to Ecuadorian food. Very tasty empanadas, potato soup, lamb stew, and sea bass (yummy!). Very helpful waiter.

Thank neilped1
New Delhi
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154 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Though famous for local Ecuadorian food, I found the place disappointing for vegetarians. The food was so and so and the portions were small. The service was average

Thank Satyabrata
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Have eaten here several times and it never disappoints!! Small and charming and super friendly wait staff.

Thank giraffe02
Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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247 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

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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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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 20 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?