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URKO Cocina Local

$$ - $$$Latin, South American,
Isabel la Catolica N24-862 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-256-3180
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (62 reviews)
“pork” (26 reviews)
“cochinillo” (9 reviews)
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Isabel la Catolica N24-862 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant food, amazing attention to detail and a wonderful experience especially thanks to the great service. Highly recommend the tasting menu, amazing different tastes and the right combinations of art and food.

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Urko is the place where you will find local cuisine with gourmet presentation. In my opinion is perfect to visit with family or friends and order a lot of dishes and share, that way you can try the many tasty flavors of every dish. They...More

Thank Camila P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The twelve course tasting was pure entertainment. We enjoyed every moment. The portions were perfect for a long evening of tasting delicious local cuisine. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant too! Friendly staff and great cocktails also. You can tell a lot of thought...More

Thank pcmasuedu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Urko because it is a restaurant offering typically Ecuadorian foods. The menu isn't vast, but all was great. We especially liked the ceviche that we ordered as an appetizer. There is outdoor seating on the main level and second level. The third...More

Thank Vicky058
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Urko last week during our first trip to South America and it was perfect from start to finish. We made a mistake in our open table booking and were not on the list for the 12 course pairing menu- which was so...More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Michelin restaurants in the states, and this restaurant can compare with their food. Their tasting menu brings you through the different regions of Ecuador. I recommend going to this restaurant for the tasting menu it’s quite the experience. Make sure you...More

Thank tksheb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

most unusual. great ambiance. excellent service. reasonable price. short drive from hotel. 9-10. has huge tasting menu as many restaurant do in Quito. we went for the main menu as many items in the tasting were not our pallet.

Thank Allanr2944
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't rave highly enough about the dinner we had at Urko! I lived for two years in a small highland town in Ecuador--it was so fun to see how Urko takes very traditional ingredients and elevates them to a totally new level. Every Saturday...More

Thank Virginia C
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We tried 6 course tasting plates featuring 4 regions of Equador,paired with 4 drinks. Very reasonable price for a fabulous experience. Great atmosphere, modern nouvelle cuisine using organic ingredients. Delightful service from our two waiters who explained each dish in detail. Modern industrial style environment...More

Thank Arlene R
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after a work trip to Quito and did the tasting menu. Great service and amazing food. Was solo dining which I normally hate, but they made me feel like I was at home. Totally go for high quality food in Quito!

Thank Mario P
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Thomas B
January 31, 2018|
Response from URKO c | Property representative |
Dear Mr. Thomas Your hotel is in downtown (old city). Our Restaurante is 15 minutes on taxi. It is easy to find out us and to come. Welcome . If you want to come please send a email to reservas@urko.rest. We use a private... More
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January 14, 2018|
Response from José Xavier G |
None, the restaurant serves filtered water or bottled water if you prefer
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January 17, 2017|
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Response from URKO c | Property representative |
Buenas noches, Contamos con menú a la carta (martes a sábado) y menú degustación (jueves a sábado por la noche). Cualquier inquietud puede contactarnos a reservas@urko.rest Saludos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isabel la Catolica N24-862 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-256-3180
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We use ingredients from our country, we gather them from different farming communities around all the regions of Ecuador. We cook ecuadorian food, using the flavors and elements that have been with us along our history, been part of our lives and we show them in a contemporary way that reflect the essence and origin of our products. We did research about our ancestral cultures and the diets used in the past, we adapted these products to modern cooking techniques. We are cooks with an ecuadorian identity that seek to connect our guests with our land, its products and its people. We live, cook and work with love, passion and social responsability
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