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“Reasonable food, at a reasonable price.”
Review of Mama Clorinda

Mama Clorinda
Ranked #83 of 1,349 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Latin, Ecuadorean, South American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Ecuadorian cuisine restaurant just off Plaza Foch serves tasty national specialties . Try the llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese) with steak or, for the adventurous, cuy (guinea pig). Mama Clorinda's as the place to have traditional Ecuadorian food.
Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Reasonable food, at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We ate here twice - the food is okay - the service is okay. There is nothing remarkable about this place - if you want a quick reasonably priced meal - not sensational but okay - then you will be fine here. The best part of this restaurant is that it always seems to be open - some other ones close early, or close on Sunday, or ....

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fine”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Decent but average, friendly service. Mostly foreigners. Useful place in busy location, with varied menu. Serves until late, not much else to say about this place.

Visited December 2012
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Utrecht
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst dinner ever”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

As a starter I had a tasteless Locro de Papa, since the chef forgot any salt. The main course, Llapingachos, was dripping of fat and not crispy at all. The chicken was grilled without any seasoning and far to fat. Never ever I had such a bad dinner!

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Budapest, Hungary
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447 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Loved by Locals”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had a difficult time finding a menu item that was not fried food or overloaded with starches. That said I did start with a shrimp empanada. The photo on the menu showed two, so I thought I would share, but only one large one arrived.

The main course was so pedestrian, I have already forgotten what I ate three days later.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Ecuadorian food”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

If you want some authentic ecuadorian food this is a place not to miss. My partner and I enjoyed it so much we went back twice. Menu has also got food choices for those not up for the Ecuadorian tasting. Great cocktails too, mojitos are my fave!!

Visited December 2012
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