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“Delicious food, lovely owner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Gloria

La Gloria
Ranked #87 of 1,288 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lovely owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

A group of 6 of us ate here and we were all very impressed with the food. It was wonderfully prepared and presented and the ingredients were fresh and delicious. We had the owner Santiago serving us - he was very charming and gave great honest advice on what to order. We wondered where the wine list was, only to be shown to the cellar to pick our bottle. We had been drinking relatively expensive wines in Ecuador and one of the staff picked out a bottle for us. I didn't tell the group how much it was and they said it was their favourite wine they had tasted in Ecuador. Only then did I tell them it only cost $20! The staff were unassuming and made our evening very enjoyable. Make sure you leave room for the deserts.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Quito”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Tasty food with artistic presentation of appetizer, main course and dessert. Attentive and polite staff with good service. Good selection of wines and drinks. The portion of the food is appropriate and adequate to satisfy my appetite.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Anthony C
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Medellin, Colombia
Level Contributor
242 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Annoying”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have been to la Gloria before and it generally was excellent although a little variable.

An Easter visit to Quito had Good Friday evening planned and booked. At the last minute the booking was cancelled by email the devout management having realized with no doubt surprise that Easter was upon them. Or perhaps they counted the covers for the evening.

Chances of returning on the next visit?

Nil.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Quito
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food But Not Everything on the Menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food here was very well prepared, properly served, and the service was attentive and polite without being overbearing. However, for such a fancy place, you would expect they would have everything on the menu-they didn't. We had to ask what they did have available, as a number of items were not offered. The desserts are ok, but I am not a big fan of what I consider mostly overly sweet peruvian style desserts. We had a sorbet selection which was quite a nice touch to a great meal.

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Good food, nice staff but poor overall experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch at La Gloria a few days after New Year's Eve. I don't know if they were still recovering from the busy holiday season but I wasn't that thrilled with how the restaurant operates. They did not have a cocktail menu, not they have a wine list. They only have two wines they sell by the glass, and if you want to get a bottle you have to get up and go to their "cava". The restaurant was almost empty, but they did not have one appetizer that sounded really well, so we had grilled octopus, which was perfectly cooked (very tender). The jumbo shrimp and the paella were good. They brought the wrong desert but did not charge me for it. The staff was nice, although there were nobody to greed us and the whole dynamic of ordering was weird. I would go again for the food, but maybe I'll take it out.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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