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Restaurante El Ventanal

$$$$Latin, Seafood,
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must try , delicious fresh seafood plus many other meat and local food, a very very romantic place to have dinner , very tasty local home made drinks ,

Thank Ihsan O
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Attended as part of a large group. Service was astronomically slow - even for a group of 13 people - we were there for almost 4 hours!! Theres a nice terrace upstairs where we were offered a complimentary drink (traditional punch which was quite tasty)...More

Thank angelfish2222
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular views of much of Quito and the old town. However, service was slow and inattentive. Food was very mundane and not of quality expected for a top restaurant. Only cheap gin available for gin and tonic and house red wine was almost undrinkable. Ambience...More

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Restaurant is amazing! Excellent food, excellent wine, good service. Head up to the terrace for a spectacular view of Quito and especially the historic district and the angel. The food was fantastic - definitely a dining experience!

Thank AdMun003
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Turned up at 6 after taxi driver had dropped us about 500 m away, glad I had Google maps, thought place was closed for holiday but just as we were about to leave saw signs of life. To get the window tables you need to...More

Thank neil f
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The restaurant is very beautiful, which has an incredible view of the historic center of Quito, also is very elegant and the food is delicious in special the plate sea and earth, in adition the service is attentive and good, but the cost of the...More

Thank Nelson F
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The view is amazing. We received a free welcome cocktail and were invited to the terrace to enjoy it after we ordered. My friend's chicken was excellent. However, the 'tender'loin I ordered was anything but tender - tough as shoe leather. Shrimp and potatoes served...More

3  Thank CriminalAtCheckout
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

The view was amazing. The fried shrimp appetizer was enough to be a full meal, the the barracuda main course was amazing. The sorbet plate was wonderful. This was a great place for a really special meal.

1  Thank Pam G
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Visited the parents of a friend who live in Quito and brought them here for dinner. Every aspect was great. I didn't think the food was mediocre at all. It was fresh and prepared well. The view was great, both from the restaurant itself as...More

Thank EdK_IL
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Despite making it for just before closing time at lunch, the staff seeing our worn out faces from the hike to the restaurant welcomed us in and we took our spot overlooking the city. The area surrounding it can feel a little daunting but the...More

Thank James K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-2232
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The panoramic restaurant El Ventanal is located in the historic neighbourhood of San Juan, offering a spectacular view of the colonial centre of Quito, the Panecillo and the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. The breath-taking view, accompanied by our refined international cuisine and a minimalistic interior, make El Ventanal a captivating place where quality and service give you an unforgettable experience. We offer a variety of international dishes and creative Ecuadorian cooking, harmoniously paired with our extensive selection of wines.
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