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URKO Cocina Local

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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#6 of 141 Latin in Quito
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$40 - $100
Latin, Ecuadorean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

This was a very unique experience. We dined form the Bar menu which was a 4 course meal with several choices under each course. VERY unique ingredients and prepared well. We really loved the food and the experience. But take note, the food is great...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Has 3 floors ,on the top floor they smoked us out and had to go downstairs there was only a la cart available and the portions were so small we burst out laughing . The staff were nice but I recommend don't bother and waste...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

I loved this place. Staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. The food is innovative, local, with very interesting ingredients and a great presentation. The drinks pairing was superb. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

OK, it might not be the cheapest and certainly not meant for big-plate-lovers but beyond this: this is a wonderful experience. The food is made from fresh, original and mostly organic and fair trade ingredients. Menu changes continuously. The young -and well informed, passionate- crew...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

We had the tasting menue & we enjoyed the whole setting & dishes offered. The wine list is reasonable in terms of variety & prices. Do not miss this, this was the beat we had in Quito out of 3 !

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Skip this one! We loved EVERYTHING about this country EXCEPT this restaurant. It was recommended to us by a tour guide we loved, so even though it was ridiculously expensive, we decided to make it our final celebration our last night here. It was pretentious...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

Friendly staff, all of whom seem to speak English very well. We ordered the tasting menu, which is geared to the seasons and "consists of a trip all across Ecuador". We chose the small portions, and were served 12 or 14 courses... I lost count....More

Date of visit: February 2020
urkorest, General Manager at URKO Cocina Local, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Hello Uno_de_los_amigos, Thank you for coming to experience our proposal. Remember that the price of the goods received depends solely on how much you value things, the price is what you pay for and the value is what you receive. If any time back in...More

Reviewed February 26, 2020

The menus are set, there are three different versions. We had the 4 course for $42. Servings are small and none of the four servings impressed us, I was left with a feeling that this is overpriced for a Chef that’s trying but hasn’t yet...More

Date of visit: February 2020
urkorest, Director General at URKO Cocina Local, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

HI Whissely, Thank your for taking your time to share your experience with the community on TripAdvisor. Throughout our time working we have had a great feedback about the amount of food and drinks that we serve at night. We are totally aware that the...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

We chose the 4 course tasting menu with drinks pairing. They also gave us a free appetizer (like an amuse-bouche) to start and a pre-dessert. There was plenty of food. I left feeling just on the verge of being over-stuffed. All the food is from...More

Date of visit: February 2020
urkorest, Director General at URKO Cocina Local, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Hello Cindy R, Glad to hear you did the drinks pairing. We think that is the best way to complement your food experience. We are so happy you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Best regards, Urko.

Reviewed February 21, 2020

The fine restaurant has fixed price dinners for $42 and up but my wife and I don't eat all that much so we were about to leave when it was suggested that we share one dinner. What a great decision. The food was very good...More

Date of visit: January 2020
urkorest, Director General at URKO Cocina Local, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Hi Barry G, How satisfying it is that you were able to stay with us by doing this. Sometimes we are worried because it might not be enough food, but if you are looking to eating light, that is an excellent tip! Best regards, Urko.

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March 12, 2020|
Response from I4493WZdanielm | Property representative |
Hello, no there is no dress code! You are welcome!
March 14, 2019|
Response from urkorest | Property representative |
Hello. Me have a casual Menu 4 courses . We open from Tuesday to Saturday at 7pm
March 11, 2019|
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Response from Narasee | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can have a drink pairing with the tasting menu. It is an additional price. The drinks were great!
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