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“Nice location, good food.”
Review of Tianguez

Tianguez
Ranked #79 of 1,347 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, Cafe, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Empoli, Italy
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice location, good food.”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The location in Plaza San Francisco is awesome. The food is quite standard quality and the price OK.

Visited April 2014
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Berkeley, California
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576 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Mostly hits, a few so-so dishes”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was a real taste experience located in several interconnected stalls astride the Plaza San Francisco. I really enjoyed the food here and it was very inexpensive. Particular stand outs for me were the toasted corn nut-like snack they served in place of pre-dinner bread and the blackberry con leche (not sure of the exact name but it was on the drinks menu and was fantastic). I had the chincarron, and while the pork was meh the sides were great. My wife's shrimp dish was similarly meh. We had the sweet tamale for dessert; it’s made of corn but essentially tasted like cake.

I really did like this place, perhaps in part because of the locale and the friendly service. The food was good with a few things that really stood out as great.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Retinol13
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great coffee!”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Very nice little café in a good spot for taking a break from sightseeing. Clean, inviting, seating inside and out, and is connected with an artesanal gallery selling good stuff.

Visited April 2014
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Thank klangbal
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to people watch, enjoy a light snack and shop!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

I love people watching, and this café is perfectly situated in the heart of Old Town Quito for that very activity. The beers are large and cheap, and we enjoyed our snack immensely. I'm a sucker for a humita. Anyway, if you go inside, there is a cute little store where you can purchase handmade jewelry and other goods. I got a necklace there, it wasn't cheap, but it is really really beautiful. My husband and I shot some scenes in Quito, and we'd like to share our video here! Enjoy http://youtu.be/uiGGb4zxwLo

  • Visited January 2014
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Sedona, Arizona
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“OK food Great location”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Sit right on the beautiful plaza and watch real Ecuador pass by. While main courses are bland, the appetizers are fine, and the spicy mushrooms with nachos outstanding. That plus a beer or a mixed juice, and this becomes worthwhile.

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