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“Great lunchtime snack”
Review of Cafeteria Modelo

Cafeteria Modelo
Ranked #129 of 1,371 Restaurants in Quito
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,997 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,649 helpful votes
“Great lunchtime snack”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just around the corner from Compania Church, this little eatery is a great place to have a midday snack. It seems to be a bit of an institution in Quito. I ate with a group upstairs and tried different tapas. I found the décor really interesting. Lots of movie posters and a wonderful tiled atrium. There's an ice-cream machine just inside the entrance but apparently its not that good.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
“!! NOT GOOD, THINK BEFORE GO IN...”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Well, i went with my brother and we bought two ice cream , but they tasted very bad. They were sour. The place is not clean, and the cashier is not kind.
I don't recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2014
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yvr
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“cafeteria Modelo”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Hard to find, but well worth the effort..
The food was amazing, not expensive
It was very clean and the service was good
We wer able to figure out the menu in Spanish, did'nt have an Englidh or French menu that day
A good experience Thank You Grania

Visited May 2013
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Perfect place to sample some "typical" Ecuadorian snacks”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

There were both tourists and locals in this decently busy at early dinner time (18:00). You order at the counter, get a ticket, and find a table. You then give your ticket to a waitstaff and they get your food for you and bring it out as it's ready.

We ordered a number of items so that we could share; a variety of Empanadas, one humidas (tamale), one Quimbolito, a quesadilla, and grilled cheese sandwich. Oddly, the grilled cheese sandwich was ordered by at least one person at every table, it was clearly a top seller!

Another top seller was ponche (think "warm egg nog"), we didn't order it but there were tray loads being delivered all over the restaurant. We had two milk shakes and one ice cream sampler (three scoops).

I agree with other reviewers, this is not "fine dining" and the decor could probably use an update, but the food was good and the service was fast.

The total food bill was $15 for four people.

  • Visited July 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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206 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Old fashiones”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

It has good sweets and treats, however the place is crowded, they haven´t changed their furniture in 50 years and it doesn´t look good, not sure how clean is their kitchen.

Visited October 2012
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