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2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-2951
+1 612-788-1328
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chimborazo is easily our favourite local eatery and we visit at least twice a month. Servings are generous, the food is delightful, and the setting is comfortable. My one "complaint" is that the secret is getting out; since you can't make a reservation, it isn't unheard of to wait quite a while to get a table (but it's so worth... More 

Thank WoodOK
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I love this place. The roast pork is a favorite, either for dinner or in a sandwich,. Fish or shrimp encocado is also very good. . The green sauce for the pork is wonderful,

Thank anigre
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small Ecuadorian restaurant which does not take reservations. The food is very fresh tasting, with surprisingly flavorful from what I had heard about Ecuadorian food. There are several vegetarian options. We tried 3 appetizers, all of which were delicious. The tres leches cake was wonderful.

Thank AR08
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an awesome, comfortable vibe. Portions are great, prices are reasonable, staff is friendly. Everything tasted good. Only bummer was that half of our pork was dry and over-cooked while the other half was perfect.

Thank kiwidivil
Maple Grove, MN
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196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You want this place to succeed. The menu is so much different than other Latin American places. The prices are great and the wait staff was fantastic. It's small and you may drive past it but it's worth turning back for.

Thank Lomunchi
Lincoln, Nebraska
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1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Chimborazo on a weekend trip to the Twin Cities with virtually NO experience with Ecuadorian food, but it instantly became one of my favorite cuisines after one meal at this restaurant. Food was excellent (with vegetarian options), the bubbly waitress was full of amazing recommendations, and everything was a reasonable price. Go try it! You won't be... More 

Thank npolivka
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny little restaurant that is a hush secret, but because so many people have enjoyed this food I really recommend going on a Monday night when nobody thinks they're open. It has a nice bright yellow interior, not a lot of pomp, and really is a blue jeans or shorts and a T-shirt kind of date. You... More 

Thank ProsperityHabit
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Full disclosure: I don't know anything about Ecuadorian food, but this is definitely a great place for a great meal. Our group of 3 started with the Lapingachos (yummy cheese-stuffed potato balls), then had Saltado, Encocado (mahi-mahi in a curry sauce - not what I would have expected from Ecuadorian food, but super tasty), and a roast pork plate that... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

From the first week this restaurant opened it has been in our top 3. It is unassuming in decor and comfortable. The food is esquisite! I recommend their pulled pork sandwich and yucca fritta for a quick delicious lunch. The "green sauce" is extra special. Go ahead and order more on the side. You're going to want to have it.... More 

Thank gardensinger62
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Loved the Empanada & Encocado. Saltado was ok. Didn't care for Yuca Frita (it tasted like stale fries). Recommend it!

Thank Amit K

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-2951
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-788-1328

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