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La Cuchara De San Marcos

#50 of 1,002 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Gastropub, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2342
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch with a friend and it was excellent. La cuchara de San Marcos offers local dishes cooked with the freshest organic ingredients. This family restaurant makes you feel welcome and Lorena does her utmost to ensure you have a great time.Do not forget to order a dessert, they are out of this world.

Thank isan2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not unlike many places in La Mariscal, you have to ring the bell and be admitted through the gate in the early afternoon. We sat down to an exquisite lunch including Guatita, pesto pasta and locro (potato soup). All excellent, and served in a pleasant dining area with friendly, helpful service. Will definitely return if we find ourselves in Quito.

Thank ProRecreator
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

What a positive surprise: We really enjoyed the Atmosphere, the food and the service. Therefore we again visited this restaurant the second time we where in Quito (and will come back again for sure). Everything fresh, home-made and served with a smile - tasted delicious - that's exactly what we appreciate so much !

Thank Heinz20162016
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Wanted a vegetarian restaurant for daughter who had been putting up with non veggie restaurants and wanted something other than cheese. Great food and excellent service. Food is all cooked fresh and tasty, local beer and excellent desserts and coffee. Small art gallery dowmstairs with some very nice more offbeat ethic items. Also coffee shop on ground floor. Staff were... More 

Thank Harriet K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I brought a group of 10 people here for lunch one day. Setup the reservation well in advance and ordered family style. So here's the deal: 1. The food. So good. I had a group with a couple eaters with various restrictions that can make group dining family style a challenge. Not here, the food was good and it was... More 

Thank Patrick F
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It was fun to eat local style food in this homey restaurant in Quito. They made vegan versions of many local specialties. It was fantastic, casual and friendly.

Thank TravelbugNYC2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had pasta, ceviche, vegie burger and salad - all of those positions were amazing. Portions perfect in size - amazingly tasty - service fast. Really nice chill out atmosphere. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Marcin_Mentel
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice and quiet atmosphere, really nice staf and great food. In my four years in Ecuador one of the tastiest meals I've aten. I specially like their offer of typical Ecuadorian dish in vegetarian version. A lot of vegan options too and tha Algaroba cake coudl have fooled me for a chocolate one

Thank Debbie E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The time I went there I tried Vegetarian Guatita... It was so delicious and the people was nice... I love the place

Thank Fatima A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We are foodies looking for the best places in Quito, have heard about La Cuchara for quite some time and our expectations were remarkably well met! Original concept, delicious food, natural ingredients, cozy atmosphere and convenient prices. Don't forget visiting the shop! Can't miss the local souvenirs ;-)

Thank Mabelmv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Latin, Gastropub, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-2342
After four amazing years in the beautiful San Marcos neighborhood, we've moved! We are now centrally located in the Mariscal district--close to the Plaza Foch but still a bit away from the crowds and noise. Our new home is a two-story house that features our restaurant upstairs, and a cafe, gallery, and fair trade store downstairs. And shhh! We've also got a secret terrace! You can now make your own juice on our bicycle blender with views of Quito!

Our new menu has many of our classic vegetarian dishes, using organic local produce, along with our popular pastas and sandwiches. The downstairs cafe offers hand drip and Japanese siphon coffee, and a wide selection of herbal, fruit, and medicinal teas and infusions from across Ecuador.

We also continue to have Quito craft beer, and our own artisanal brews. They sell out quick, but a high octane Belgian Triple or Triple IPA from our 10 gallon is only ever a few days away. Look for us on Facebook where we announce what's ready.

And every Friday morning we open up the doors to our garage and feature some of the farmers from whom we source our produce and products. So come by and get your organic veggies straight from the source!

We are excited to be part of the bustling Mariscal district and will be extending our evening hours for summer!

Thank you for these amazing years of support and we look forward to seeing you in our new locale!

The La Cuchara family.

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