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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 170524, Ecuador
+593 99 338 8489
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ceviche” (84 reviews)
“mango salad” (8 reviews)
“chocolate pie” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Latin, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 170524, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 had an amazing time at this wonderful restaurant. I wanted to go there based on TripAdvisor reviews, and our hotel also recommended Achiote. There were local families having birthday celebrations as well as tourists, so it validated that it was authentic,...More

Thank morrill_cdm
Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear customer, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant, cuy is a very traditional ecuadorian dish and we are happy you tried it for first time in Achiote, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I just ate here last night, and I can't say enough good things. Our food was amazing and the service was fantastic. It cost a bit more than some other restaurants, but not so much that it should deter you. We had...More

Thank number2cac
Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear customer, we appreciate all those nice things you post about us on tripadvisor, effectively we are updating our web page so it will soon be available. Our prices are based on the high quality ingredients that we use for our dishes, and the service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! Starting with the complimentary melloco. We shared the shrimp ceviche. My wife ordered the Fritada (pork with cheese empanadas) and I ordered Grill Langostinos (local shrimp). What an amazing dinner. Best Monica waitress. She was super attentive and knowledgeable about every dish....More

Thank sportbilly73
Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear customer, thank you very much for your comments left on tripadvisor, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. The dishes you tried are probably the most popular ecuadorian dishes and we are happy to know you liked them....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe the reviews. Thought we were in for a treat. The food was passable. One can have better chicken soup at most any restaurant for 1/2 the price. The salsas were unique though; the cheese stuffed mashed potatoes and the corn masa were ok....More

Thank Mark D
Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, we are sorry your experience in our restaurant was poor. Our restaurant is actually a family business to which we have put many enthusiasm and energy for receiving all of the opinions you can read on our tripadvisor profile. Offering a top-notch, quality...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The selection and quality of Ecuadorian food at this restaurant was very good. The prices are a bit expensive, but the restaurant is still recommended by me.More

Thank Jim M
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer, all of the ingredients that we use in our dishes are top quality, totally organic and fresh, we also have a guitarist player that delights our customers on the weekends, these and some other qualities are reflected on the prices we charge our...More

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed Achiote so much we returned for a second evening! At both visits we enjoyed the attractive, unpretentious dining room and the excellent service of Mario. All of the courses were beautifully presented, made with fresh, local ingredients and delicious. Favorites were the shrimp...More

Thank lynnemA5754CO
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, we really appreciate all of those wonderful comments left. All of the ingredients used on our dishes are 100% ecuadorian. The pulled pork meat dish that you wrote about is called Hornado, and is probably the most popular and traditional ecuadorian dish. We...More

Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We were traveling on a tour to Galapagos and Ecuador— had a free night and tried this restaurant.. Excellent food and great service provided by Mario.

Thank Richard2Phila
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments left on tripadvisor, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope to see you again soon !!

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Achiote was awesome, fantastic dishes, soup to die for and our waiter Kevin was Johnny in the spot, would highly recommend the starter dishes ( we shared three) then we each had our own bowl of soup, totally full

Thank Allison M
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments about our restaurant, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope you can visit us again soon so you can try the rest of the menu !

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Kevin was fabulous! Service great! Excellent local food and excellent service! Hornato pork plate was excellent! Delicious!!

Thank Annepongrass
Achiote Ecuador C, Manager at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments about our restaurant, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

We had an absolutely delicious dinner at Achiote. We had their ceviche, cuy and a pasta dish. We were certain about trying the cuy, but it was absolutely delicious! We would highly recommend that you try it. The wait staff was very attentive and provided...More

Thank LivingTheQLife
Achiote Ecuador C, Manager at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customers, we are glad you encouraged on trying the cuy, this is certainly a very popular and traditional ecuadorian dish. We've read what you posted on your web page, and we are thankful for all of the amazing comments left about the restaurant. Hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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 170524, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 99 338 8489
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Description
ACHIOTE ECUADOR-CUISINE, we are the entrepreneurship of a small Quito family that has an extensive culinary tradition, where you can not only enjoy Ecuadorian food, but also feel the warmth of a home and a country located in the heart of the Andes . The restaurant offers an unforgettable cultural experience, with an extensive menu of innovative recipes that includes vegetarian options and a diversity of flavors that challenge the palate and bring an exquisite and renewed touch to Ecuadorian cuisine. All this in an intimate atmosphere, accompanied by good music and bilingual attention; in one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Quito, La Mariscal. The ingredients used are organic, endemic and of high quality, always subjected to a process of gourmet preparation that pays homage to a town that knows how to make the heart happy from the palate.
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