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El Escudo del Quijote

#71 of 491 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm writing in English for foreign people to understand and go to this restaurant The ambiance it's really nice, food was excellent, I only eat appetizers and it were delicious, very good wine and the best was the service El peñon is a nice neighborhood so is well located I asked for carantanta with guacamole, chicharron( pork) and ceviche with... More 

1 Thank Carlahernandez
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner with my husband. As appetizer, we ordered the fried ravioli with chontaduro and a not so spicy sauce that was delicious. As main dish, we had the ravioli with maduros and brie cheese. Super delicious! Good wine selection and service. My only complaint is that the table they had reserved for us two was a total... More 

Thank santin_cris
Cali, Colombia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This was a great meal, food wise. The restaurant itself is divided into many smaller rooms, and while the decorations and ambience are thoughtful and spot on (keeping with the don quixote theme) , some of the tables are a little cramped, including the one we were seated at, with barely enough room for the 3 of us to sit... More 

Thank Juli0207
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We are very happy that we discovered this tasteful restaurant near Parque del Penon, because the cuisine was a delicious fusion of Colombian and International served in a friendly and attractive environment of creative decor.

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elescudodelquijote, Gerente at El Escudo del Quijote, responded to this review

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Warsaw, Indiana
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Cali. The chef is a master and a mixer. Her exquisite sense of flavor mixture and fusioned flavors, gives this restaurant 5 stars. The chontaduro ravioli, the pig skin (placer del cerdo) and the octopus are my all time favorites. The tuna as well but we all know that tuna is... More 

Thank Juancho D
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were a bigger group, might be that for this reason my dish was a bit to cold, service is very good as in many parts of Colombia. Ideally for anniversary, but also for business dinner, thought prices are above the average in this area.

Thank Anton E
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The restaurant is located near La Tertulia and close to the Rio Cali. It is hidden and it's hard to spot. The dining room is quaint with art work reminiscent of Cervantes' Don Quixote but with a modern touch. Even the restroom (men's) is painted with Quixotic themes and 3D art that shows a horse flying into the restroom! The... More 

Thank AndroideSanin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to dinner on a Thursday night and we were happily surprised with both the service and the food. Although the name leads you to believe it's Spanish food, it's more of an eclectic mix of Colombian and international flavors. the service was high for Colombian standards (usually not so great) I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank MePi85
Warsaw, Indiana
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a place that keeps getting better. People say it's overpriced but you get what you pay for and more. The owner and Chef is at your table side offering the newest plates and the menu keeps reinventing itself. Pork, fish, octopus, beef you name it. The best quality and freshness. Highly recommended.

Thank Juancho D
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant does not fall short if compared to the most recognized spots worldwide. I eat out quite a bit w/ my wife, internationally, and I think I am a pretty good judge. El Escudo offer genuine cuisine with fresh ingredients and out of the ordinary menu. I highly recommend it.

1 Thank JC P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?