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El Arrecife

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Ecuadorean
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Primer Local El Arrecife Tumbaco Gonzalez Suarez e Interoceanica Diagonal al Ventura Mall. Segundo Local Calle Republica de El Salvador 715 y Portugal, Plaza Kendo | Gonzalez Suarez e Interoceánica, diagonal al Ventura Mall, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-237-2954
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant in Tumbaco, a city near Quito. We must say it was a culinary delight. The seafood dishes were unique and very tasty. The crab ceviche was by far the best. The seafood casserole was extraordinary. The fried pargo was served with shells and tasted fantastic. Highly recommend Kathy and Gabe from NY

Thank KathyGabe
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

A very good restaurant where you can eat tasty plates. Everything is very good . We have really appreciate the «ceviche» that are fresh, genuine and tasty. Enjoy also the «cassolettas» the menu. They are delicious.

Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a cool place to eat sushi, great quantity and quality, the taste is great. Good price for the plates In rush hours are a lot of people

Thank Cesar_Moreano
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113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I think I'm an expert in terms of sea food is concerned, because my family has always sold shrimp and during my life I have eaten seafood in breakfast, lunch and dinner many many times. So when in a place that sells seafood I receive a regular dish at a high price, I bother, because that harms the client and... More 

Thank Dustin G
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660 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

After a visit to the botanical gardens, we ventured out to find a place for lunch. It was very quiet and our shrimp and rice and seafood casserole were both wonderful. Very nice waiter and staff.

Thank IndySig
London, United Kingdom
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587 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2015

We just dropped by here for a quick drink, and were delighted at how well it was run and at how incredibly polite and patient the staff were also. It is so good to find a little place like this which you can then recommend whole-heartedly. In addition, it was one of the cheapest drinks we have had in a... More 

Thank Peter T
Ormond Beach, Florida
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306 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Service was fine, food was good. Quite a menu, many choices, Restaurant very clean. I would return. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Tommysmimi
Quito, Ecuador
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We have been in this restaurant at Tumbaco a couple of times. The food is good, the service is fast, thought portions are not a big size. This is typical coast food, good flavor.

Thank Ana S
Canoa, Manabi, Ecuador
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great food, good outdoor seating, and friendly staff. All the menu items we selected were exceptional. Did we see that this restaurant is also now located in the Quito airport mall??

Thank SherylBensonP
Vista Alegre
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had been to the Artisan Market a few blocks away and randomly walked looking for lunch. This was probably one of the worst meals and service we could add to our top five in many, many years. Menu Photos no way represented the meals we ordered and tasted didn't get any better. Saw a lot of locals coming in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Primer Local El Arrecife Tumbaco Gonzalez Suarez e Interoceanica Diagonal al Ventura Mall. Segundo Local Calle Republica de El Salvador 715 y Portugal, Plaza Kendo | Gonzalez Suarez e Interoceánica, diagonal al Ventura Mall, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-237-2954

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?