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“Eat, drink, enjoy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quitapenas

Quitapenas
Ranked #42 of 1,382 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Medellin, Colombia
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Eat, drink, enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

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After the telephone-book size menus of so many restaurants in Phnom Penh – which offer Eastern, Western and Khmer – it is refreshing to go to a Spanish place that prints their menu daily. And it is never more than a page and a half because what they bought at the market that morning is on the menu that evening.

Everything is tapas, and only tapas which are perfect for sharing. Goat cheese balls to drool over; duck livers that melt in your mouth; something new to try that wasn’t offered yesterday. And the wine list is extensive.

Upstairs there is a lounge where you can relax. Sink into the sofas in one of the private venues or head for the balcony for some fresh air. Relaxby listening to the music – played on vinyl records – and imbibing the ambience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great new restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Quitapenas has only been open for a week or two, but they are operating smoothly and producing quality fin-dining standard food. It looks like there is a different food menu every day, as the menu is a single sheet of paper presented inside an air-mail envelope. There was a small selection of tapas style dishes and a couple of desserts on the day we ate there. Not being a fish- eater, my wife and I ordered one of every meat dish on the menu. The duck with strawberry sauce was fantastic, and the duck liver was as good as any foie gras I've ever eaten. Our only problem was the chicken dish, which was extremely salty; so much that we left if after a couple of mouthful. I told the waitress, but we didn't receive an apology or a reduction on our bill, which was disappointing.
However, we went on to sample desserts, both opting for steamed fruits with cream (or was it sauce) and they were delicious.
My only other gripe is the chairs, the backrests of which dig into your back if you attempt to sit back. This is one detail which should be sorted out promptly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RandomGuy23
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent, atmospheric, can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Been living in South-east Asia for years, and work often takes me back to Phnom Penh, where I happily explore the new restaurants that spring up in my absence. This time my husband, our friend, and I all headed to Quitapenas - on the recommendation of another friend living in Phnom Penh.

We were not disappointed. One of the best meals I've had in this city. The new restaurant in located in a lovely renovated white house, with intimate open air seating and a cozy lounge upstairs. We shared a few bottles of wine (great wine list (!)) and many of the tapas/small plates. Food was delicious, favorites included the tuna tartare with mint and avocado and the mussels and shiitake mushrooms in saffron cream. Very special meal. Stayed for hours. Left very happy (and full). Can't wait to come back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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