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Latin, Ecuadorean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in with friends for lunch. The guy next to out table seemed pretty happy with his meal. Asked the waiter for the same thing. Fish soup and a halibut platter (halibut, plantains, rice, sauce and dip). All of it was excellent. Friendly staff, good...service, relaxed ambience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed August 2, 2023

Fantastic VERY local place to eat. This is way off the beaten path in a residential area. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you. The service and food make it worth giving a try. I had the beef...stew and my wife had the flank steak special. I couldn't say which was better. Everything was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 9, 2023

We come here all the time! I recommend this to locals and to anyone new to the NE area. It is a gem! I'm vegetarian. It is meat-heavy menu, but the veg options are great. Good service. Family friendly but also fun for date night....Casual and lively.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 18, 2023

We love introducing family and friends to this wonderful little spot. Truly a neighborhood restaurant, we stumbled upon it many years ago while waiting for a car repair. They have expanded over the years and we were concerned that the menu and/or quality would suffer...but as yet it doesn't seem to be the case. It's amazing that so much good food comes out of such a tiny kitchen. Please don't ever change. Stay true to the ones that got you there ; -)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2023

We were visiting friends in NE Minneapolis and they recommended we dine here. What a wonderful recommendation! We had dinner here on Monday, January 16, 2023. It was a rainy evening, but everyone was sunny smiles inside including us. First of all, they have a...parking lot out back, but it only fits at best about 6 cars. I was fortunate to squeeze into a spot. Parking on the street is an option but there didn't seem to be much available close by. Keep that in mind when coming here. This place is right on super busy Central Ave. That is all the less than favorable comments, all else was fabulous. We were greeted with big smiles and seated immediately upon entering. There were plenty of empty tables, but within 30 minutes the place was filling up. I would advise getting here early for dinners. The vibe here is beautiful, everyone seemed very happy to be there. Beautiful artwork on the walls and our server Alaaeldin was a very pleasant and informative guy. My wife had a Negra Modelo and I had a house red wine (small wine selection). My wife ordered the Seco De Pollo - stewed chicken pieces with garlic, onion, tomatoes and plantain on rice. I had the Chaulafan - Ecuadorian fried rice with pork, chicken and shrimp with egg carrot, peas and green onion. We both agreed that these dishes were fabulous! We also loved so much their Chimichurri. Excellent!!!! We would really love to come back sometime in warm weather and dine at their outdoor patio.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

Been here countless times, and I always make it a point to eat here whenever I'm in Minneapolis. Amazing food, good service, outdoor seating available in the warmer months. There is a tiny parking lot, but lots of street parking around. Don't miss out on...the empanadas or yucas fritas for starters.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022

Every time we head down Central Ave we end up at Holy Land, which we love, but we've always wanted to get out of that rut since there are so many other interesting looking places along that stretch. We finally tried Chimborazo and found a...winner! We had the Churrasco and the Vegetarian Saltado. Both were fantastic, as were the Yuca Fritas. There was a line for outdoor seating, and we decided to dine indoors. It was quite hot inside but otherwise pleasant and charming place. We will definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

We went on a lovely summer evening and sat outside. It was Monday and the place was busy, which says something about the quality of food etc. hard to choose what to eat, even though the menu is not huge. Everything was delicious, what a...pity though no room for dessert! The vegetarian salad was big enough to need a take home box, the chicken was delicious. And the Mano drink went down a treat- twice. Small but adequate drinks choice,More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022

I love this place. One of those restaurants where you feel honored to get to have access to the flavor and want to try every dish. I’ve had take out from here a couple of times and just had my first dine in experience since...the pandemic and it was a very warm environment. Enjoyed eating there with a friend and getting take out with my partner. Would be really good for a “parent’s in town” kind of meal too! Seco de Carne and Churrasco are awesome! Also stellar tres leches.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022

We were looking for a breakfast on our way out of Minneapolis on a Sunday morning. Found this place on the Internet and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! The service was great! We shared a dish of Potato pancakes (Llapingachos),...eggs, roast pork, toast all with an amazing peanut sauce and delicious coffee. This is a hidden gem!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022

I almost hesitate to write this as I want to keep the ability to walk in without overcrowding a delightful culinary secret. But, loving the waitstaff - you can tell they love their work and the restaurant reflected in the way they care for the...clientele - combined with the food, oh my! The dishes are delicious and ample. The Chaulafan - think fried rice street food Ecuadorian style with pork, chicken, shrimp and eggs is to die for, The shrimp ceviche - oh yum. Beef empanadas have chunks of beef vs ground beef. All so delicious much of which is served with two amazing sauces - always order additional sauces, always! Tuesdays are half priced wines with a decent selection of inexpensive South Americans. I cannot speak to the "authenticity", but heck who cares when the experience and food are simply wonderful.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

Wait staff was top notch - friendly, attentive, and kind. We ordered the Empanada De Carne as an appetizer to share. Definitely recommend. The Saltado was terrifically flavorful. We also had fun trying out the Chica Morada. The Milanesa de Pollo was disappointing - not...bad - but not something we would order again as there are better options available.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding tasty Ecuadorian-themed food. Served promptly and courteously. Good value at $30 per person including drinks (2). Highly recommended. I’ll be back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Tried out this restaurant for a recent business lunch and wasn't disappointed. Outside seating area under a big tent. Friendly service. Nice menu with a good variety of options. Appetizer and entree were both very tasty. I'd return here.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021

As an Ecuadorian i can say that this food has no point of comparison to the actual Ecuadorian food, the food did not have any taste the presentation of the food was not good at all and the price that we paid was expensive for...the type of food that we received.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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They have a small parking lot and there is street parking.
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It can be tricky, they don’t have a big lot. However, there is plenty street parking around
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Yes, Chimborazo offers takeout services.

Chimborazo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4