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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

#20 of 1,051 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Spanish
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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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Walnut Creek, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were three couples, and my wife and I were the only vegetarians. I had the grilled vegetables and a side of green rice. I have had lots and lots of grilled vegetables as they are often one of the few vegetarian dishes on a menu. These were among the best. They were exceptionally flavorful and done just right with... More 

Thank Bapaw
Edmonton, Canada
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a rather frustrating dinner at Achiote. We were seated rather promptly after arriving. The tables are rather close together, so not exactly a private/romantic experience. We had about a 10 minute wait to get the menus, then another wait to place drinks order, and another long wait to place food order. The drinks did not arrive for another... More 

Thank Dan P
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour group showed up with a party of eight, ordered meals and drinks. I had 3 hours before I needed to leave, drinks showed up after 1 hour, lima beans shortly after as a concession for terrible service. Meals started showing up after the 2 1/2 hour point, and at this point I just had them place it in... More 

Thank Andy G
Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our best meal yet in Quito tonight. Great service, big enough menu loaded with traditional foods. Chocolate rice was great. Good wines, we will be returning for another taste of Ecuador.

Thank Desley P
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern surrounding. Excellent wine carte. A lot of choice and everything is incredibly good and tasty. The service was perfect and relaxed. I'm vegetarian and the waiter had good recommendations. Better book for the evenings and Friday night live guitar music.

Thank susan h
Norah Head, Australia
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed our menu selections. The service was professional and friendly and the food was great. Highly recommended. Compliments to the chef and staff.

Thank Gae S
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 16 and we're pleased with taste, quality of food. The service was slow at first, as drinks were not brought until we had to ask. We asked for 2 waiters and it was done. I had shrimp with coconut and it was very flavourful with plenty of shrimp. Mango salad was awesome. Yucca fried could... More 

Thank lid_9
Edmonton, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there based on Tripadvisor rating. Wouldn't call it upscale or pretentious. In fact it was quite noisy. Also the American girl at the table next to us had her feet up onto the chair and the waiter said nothing. We got a complimentary appetizer which was fairly good. Then we shared an appetizer of fried white carrot cakes, and... More 

Thank Johnmango928
St. Louis, MO
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very clean and nicely appointed. The staff was attentive and friendly. We had appetizers which were quite good and freshly prepared. The empanadas were crisp and flakey but did not have much filling. The platano stuffed with cheese was delicious, as were the accompanying sauces. Main courses were grilled fish with coconut sauce and a seafood stew.... More 

Thank dfbradonc
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had dinner at Achiote while staying in Quito. Food and service was excellent, with a good selection of Ecuadorian food, but is more expensive than some other places we visited. I had the goat dish which was very tasty. The restaurant caters to tourists, with menus in English, and had a number of large tour groups there when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $40
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?