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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

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Latin, South American, Ecuadorean
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Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an overpriced pretentious restaurant with nothing extra ordinary and very small portions, there are better typical Ecuadorian restaurants just a few blocks away. A typical Loco de Papas or potato soup that normally can be gotten for around $2.00 was $7.00 and rice which normally is priced at $1.00 was priced at $3.00 and the portion was half... More 

Thank tangod10
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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241 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice dinne a this restaurant. There was a very prevalent spice all all of our ordered food. Maybe achiote??? We had the potato soup which was outstanding and ceviche and missed brochettes. We will definitely visit again.

Thank jojoruss
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place close to our Hotel in Quito, we went to this restaurant for our dinner because we wanted to try so ecuadorian food. The service is excellent , people are friendly. I ordered potato Soup can´t remember the name really, it was very very tasty. They have a great variety of ecuadorian dishes in their menu to choose... More 

Thank Nick B
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant and ambiance. Fantastic food. Empanadas, grilled seabass is what I had. Service started a little slow but picked up once we were able order.

Thank JadepearlToronto
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I asked friends who have a winter home in Ecuador to recommend a restaurant for a birthday celebration. Achiote was on their short list. The meal was tasty, foods expertly prepared, wait staff very patient and helpful. Hearts of palm in a flavorsome white sauce were sent to the table while we looked at the menu. We ordered the crispy,... More 

Thank marqu72
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2 children have allergies to peanuts, treenuts and seafood. We carry a translator card to communicate these allergies and the waiter was attentive. He read it, took our orders and took the card back to the kitchen to confirm the order is safe. For those who have food allergies, this is a great relief to find a restaurant that... More 

Thank rey_reina
santa fe
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to eat around 5 or 6 o'clock, most Ecuadorians eat later. However, this really is a tourist's restaurant, and at this hour, the restaurant had only one other couple. Food was good, service OK. They served a complimentary little potato "finger," which was quite good with the sauce. I asked for an additional one and found a 90... More 

Thank barbara m
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two meals at this restaurant. One at the beginning of our trip and one at the end of the trip as we were flying in and out of Quito. My first meal here was a vegetarian ceviche followed by shrimp in coconut sauce with flan for dessert. Everything was fresh and delicious. We decided to return to the... More 

Thank bryguy350
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Achiote is a nice restaurant, but I think that it is more touristy. My husband asked for the cuy (guinea pig, a national dish among many countries in spanish America) and was really disapointed. I enjoyed what I ordered, prawns cooked in coconut which were really good. The artisan beer was also very good.

Thank Isabel C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time to appreciate the delicious local cuisine, service and mood. Perfect meat. Great WiFi ;)

Thank Ionski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $40
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-250-1743
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?