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Octava de Corpus

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Calle Junin E2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
593 2952 989
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12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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We didn't have a reservation but we also had to wait outside until someone walked by the door and could hear us knocking. This restaurant is a little off the main drag but not by much. A lot of the food we encountered in Ecuador was heavily fried (even "vegetable plates" were dripping in oil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
PrettyFuzzy
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't have a reservation but we also had to wait outside until someone walked by the door and could hear us knocking. This restaurant is a little off the main drag but not by much. A lot of the food we encountered in Ecuador was heavily fried (even "vegetable plates" were dripping in oil) - the dinner we had... More 

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Thank PrettyFuzzy
Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the decor is certainly impressive, this was an extremely disappointing dining experience. The owner's attentiveness soon became what in retrospect was very much like used-car salesmanship. His recommendations on the menu were consistently whatever the most expensive items on the menu were - and they all turned out to be pretty poor concoctions that tasted more like they came... More 

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Thank wonderingminstrel
Sao Paulo, SP
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The place is amazingly decorated, food is exquisite, you almost chose what you want and the chef get it done, the cellar is a must see, you go downstairs with the owner and check the bottles until you chose what you want during a very nice conversation - incredible evening!!

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Thank AndreRezende
Blyth, Northumberland UK
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46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Sunday is not a great evening for restaurants in Quito and after much searching with our friend (who is from Quito) we were overwhelmed by this lovely place. It is like a quirky museum in a colonial house in a really beautiful street in the historic centre of the city. It is on two levels with a wine cellar that... More 

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Thank Declan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is an experience not to be missed! The food is quite good, and the prices - while expensive for Quito - would pass for mid-range in the USA. What really sets Otava de Corpus apart from other dining experiences is the restaurant decor. You feel like you have arrived at a 19th century dinner party. Jaime's collection of artwork... More 

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2 Thank Aaron M
Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were shown this extraordinary venue by a friend and had, in fact, walked past its doors only a day prior without being aware of it. Jaimie's ascent to greatness is matched by his humility and charm. You are seated in one of three rooms, surrounded by a fabulous collection of paintings, porcelain, fabrics and vintage wines. The ambiance is... More 

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1 Thank mme-arcati
Quito, Ecuador
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Jaime, the owner attended us personally. The food was great as well as the wines we drank. He is get a wine cellar with a few hundreds of bottles of spectacular wines to choose. The place is located at San Marcos neighborhood, an amazing area where you can walk by at any time, get photos of the San Marcos church... More 

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Thank Dennis Y
New York
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in this unique restaurant. We felt like we were dining in a museum. The wine cellar was well stocked. We had a great wine with our meal. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was very good, except my main entree, the sea bass which was over cooked. Otherwise, the setting, the service by the... More 

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2 Thank WeCrazy4Travel
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited this restaurant some time ago, I enjoyed too much of its Ecuadorian cuisine with a gourmet touch and its excellent selection of wines, the place have a nice environment called "Quiteño" by local people. I recommend to everybody visit the octava de corpus.

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1 Thank Roberto C
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We met up with a family we met during part of our Amazon trip. We told them about the lovely San Marcos neighborhood and we're recommended by the hotel to this restaurant. All in all the place is lovely, the wine cellar is well stocked and they have a few great vintages. The food was very good. We loved the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Junin E2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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