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“Enjoyed a delicious, but pricey meal here.”
Review of Cafe Plaza Grande

Cafe Plaza Grande
Ranked #86 of 1,532 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country
Reviewed December 31, 2012

After walking around looking for a good dinner spot, we stumbled upon Cafe Plaza Grande. We weren't sure how it would be, being a hotel restaurant but we decided to give it a try. We ended up eating here twice during our 5 days in Quito because it was tasty and it was sometimes difficult to find an open spot in the area after 7pm. The food was great, the only negative is that it's a little pricey for the area. If you stay in Old Town, as we did, this might become your go to spot.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I should have realized that a restaurant in a hotel on Quito’s Grand Plaza would be expensive, but I was still surprised at how the restaurant took advantage of my tourist status. First, the food: the goat had good flavor: but it was so tough, I could not completely chew up some pieces. The really upsetting part, though, was the pricing. The menu said that taxes were included, but the wine that appeared on the menu for $4 appeared on the bill as $4.79. Then tax was added. What was nominally a bill for $30 ended up at $40 after additions. What added to the shock was that I had spent a total of $3.50 for lunch including beer and dessert. You should look around and do better.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The menu was interesting with some Ecuadorian specialties. Service was excellent. Our table provided a greatview of the plaza. Finally the prices were reasonable and they take credit cards if you are conserving cash.

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Classy place that makes you feel like you belong regardless of attire. We had lunch here on first roll through Quito and loved it so much we returned for dinner on our way back through Quito before leaving the country. Great food, service and ambience. A definite must do.

1  Thank CladdaghBoatman
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We shared ceviche, biche de pescado (fish/ shrimp stew) Pork (lomo) and Rosero (fruit drink). The food was tasty & the waiters pleasant. They had a live band playing guitar, but it was not too loud. Great place.

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1  Thank Michelle M
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