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“Not suited for those with high blood pressure problems.”
Review of Astrid y Gaston - CLOSED

Astrid y Gaston
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not suited for those with high blood pressure problems.”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Salt is a condiment that will do so much for your cooking but that if you only would know how to properly use it. We had a couple of peruvian specialties that were absolutely overwhelmed by the overdose of these powerful flavor enhancer. Besides the chef in myself would taste food as it is prepared, this is a tip I would give to Astrid y Gaston's head chef. Please check your precooked white rice, it tasted as if they washed it with coughing bitter syrup. This denotes rice was not good from the factory already and if you would taste it you would immediately realize something is wrong.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank karinavt
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Quito
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ridiculous price and bad food”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I'll keep this short and sweet: this restaurant has the fame of being the most exclusive (or among them) in Quito. The prices are over the top, the place where huge business deals are closed, and fancy isn't even close to describe it.

Well my courtesy breadsticks had a fly in it. And the waiter did nothing. And I ordered some sort of fancy rice with seafood, and they served me rice with ketchup and 4 squids.

This was last year, of course I never went back. I do not recommend this place at all, so expensive and the food is bad (and has flyes in it)

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank dkiddo
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evanston,il
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“WOW, terrific meal , try the tasting menu”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you've eaten in Peru you know the cuisine is amazing, the best amalgam of multiple cuisines. This is the outpost of one internationally renowned chef, and we had the luck to dine there.
The tasting menu, consisting of 3 courses , each with multiple components will leave you happy with your choice. Varied from both local Peruvian, Ecuadorian dishes , 3 of each for each course. Delicious, beautifully presented and of course delicious. This meal anywhere else would be a lot more expensive and served with more attitude in most cities.
The restaurant is simple , elegant but NOT stuffy, Casual dress is fine. WOnderful waitstaff

Visited September 2012
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Thank sitsis
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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
“PISCOS TO DIE FOR!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The best Peruvian restaurant in QUITO! You feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. The service is excellent, smiling faces and always so helpful. The food is magnificent,...and the piscos.... they are just to die for!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank paulina g
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Quito, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced and overrated”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Food is just OK, and is definitely not the best peruvian food you can find.
I ate some peruvian ceviche and it was very mediocre. Then I had the Pollo cholo.... Just OK.
My wife tried the duck and she was very dissapointed.
Without desserts, the total invoice was USD 80. Way too expensive for Quito and for the food we had

Visited August 2012
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Thank Jimmy C
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