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“Best food in Ecuador!”

Achiote Ecuador Cuisine
Ranked #17 of 1,375 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best food in Ecuador!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The sangria is great! The traditional potato soup with cheese and avocado is very good, but not super exciting flavors. We both ended up wanting vegetarian, I was pleasantly surprised by the vegetables with pasta and my husband had the grilled vegetables. We both left totally stuffed full but left food on our plates (the half size of soup is quite large!). After 3 weeks in Ecuador this is the best meal we had!

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time off to write your opinion about Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are really glad you liked our traditional dishes. We hope you had a great time here and hope you can come back again to visit us and try some more traditional dishes.
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Overrated ”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I think this that this place has been overrated. Not to say that it was bad, it just wasn't that good. We had the plantain stew which was disappointing. It was rather tasteless. The chicken was way too dry and the sauces that came with it couldn't make up for that. However the seafood pasta was pretty good. The service was OK though it would have been nice to know before we ordered the pork that they didn't have any. They also didn't have any Pilsner beer which seemed rather odd.

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time off to write about the experience you had at Achiote. We are sorry about the errors we made, we were out of pork and Pilsner, it was not a good day, wewill work on some things to improve. About the food, I'm sorry you thought that way, maybe next time I as the manager can cook for you if you identify yourself with this problem. Thank you once again, we are alway open to new suggestions.

Sincerely Achiote Ecuador Cuisine
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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“Achiote is a place to go in Quito”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We went to Achiote for dinner one night last week' It is advertised as a place that serves authentic Ecuadorian cuisine. The meal was very, very good. We had an appetizer of chicharone with hominy, fried corn, onions, tomato and cilantro. Main courses were grilled prawns (huge) seafood in sauce, wonderful quinoa based dishes. The servings were very large and if we had known, we would have shared three dishes instead of getting 6 separate items.
The building is modern, with a tree growing through the roof. Quite a fun place to eat! Service was good. Try Achiote if you get to Quito.

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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you so much for writing your opinion about Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are glad you liked everything you orderes. Thank you for recommending the place. We hope you can come back some day soon to try new dishes.
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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3 reviews
“Excellent Ecuadorian Cuisine”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I had a very nice dining experience here the other day. The food was tasty and the staff very kind. I recommend Achiote to anyone who wants to sample real Ecuadorian cuisine at its finest.

Visited November 2013
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your opinion of the experience you had at Achiote on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed the food you ordered and the service that was offered to you. Thank you for recommending the restaurant. We expect you to come back, our doors are open.
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Glendale, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wish I was there now”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

So as I sit here in Roatan Honduras looking for a place to eat I started craving Achiote! I last ate there in the summer of 2011 but I still remember it well. I lived there for 3 months and this was by far my favorite restaurant in all of Quito. If you get a chance don't miss it.

Visited December 2012
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Achiote Ecuador C, Gerente at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the experiences you had here in Achiote. We are glad you liked the food back then and still remember it. We hope you can come back some day soon, we now have some new dishes.
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