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“A Nice Patio for a Quick Lunch”

La Bodeguita de Cuba
Ranked #232 of 1,371 Restaurants in Quito
Cuisines: South American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Calgary, Canada
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551 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“A Nice Patio for a Quick Lunch”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were on a tight schedule in between our sightseeing adventure and having to get to the airport - but needed to stop for some lunch. We walked a couple of blocks from our hotel and happened upon this restaurant. The patio was open and the waiter was helpful - so we stopped in.

Two amazing sandwiches, a glass of wine and a beer later -- and we were good to go. Our Spanish isn't that great -- but our waiter was patient and helped us to order.

My only watch out here is that if your credit card has a chip in it -- their machine doesn't seem to work. We tried 2 cards with chips and neither could be read. Luckily we had cash.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Altius10
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English first
Oakland, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Kind Hospitality Encouraged Us To Return Twice”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were in Quito in early December 2012 and came upon La Bodeguita after an exhausting day of being a tourist. Our Spanish is atrocious but somehow in the beautiful way of traveling communication flowed between ourselves and the staff. We had wonderful Mojitos and great sharing of mutual sentiments. The bar is warmly decorated and inviting. The bartender, Elsa, is super special. We met her husband and her little girl. We were on our way to Cuenca and given an informed geography lesson of Ecuador. We returned to Quito in late January and stayed in the Mariscal to be near these great people. We had a wonderful reunion and enjoyed the fried yucca with garlic, some spectacular meat dish I can't remember the name, and more Mojitos. And we will go back again when we return again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JubiladosMagnificos
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“friendly atmosphere, very good food.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The staff were friendly here and the prices reasonable for the area (tourist prices around here - not cheap). The food was really delicious.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank P H
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, very nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Food is typically Cuban and good quality. Ropa Vieja is my favorite meat! They had live music and people danced all the time. The place is small so it can be a little bit loud but played all kinds of merengue, salsa, and, cumbia. Food prices are a bit high. Service was good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Juan Carlos S
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Quito, Ecuador
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Overpriced menu, loud music, ok service, ask for ropa vieja. Sometimes at weekends they have live music.

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Thank Dennis Y
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