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“Fabulous view”

El Crater Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 1,331 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, International, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Strategically constructed at the border of the crater of a volcano, El Crater’s architectonic design grants the scenic sight of a 360 degrees view.Our menu offers a delicious selection of Ecuadorian and international cuisine as well as wines, cocktails and appetizers. El Crater Restaurant is divided in four main areas that can accommodate groups of up to 120 people. Each of these spaces has a different ambiance and views that change at each time of the day, perfect for business and social events.Connected with Ecuadorian and worldwide travel agencies, we accommodate thousands of visitors that on a daily basis arrive to our beloved Ecuador.
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

This restaurant is located on the edge of an extinct volcano and has great views down to a valley on one side and the town of Quito on the other. The menu has a variety of items to choose from. The potato soup was great and the salad quite delicious with lots of avocado and hearts of Palm. The sea bass was okay and dessert of lemon mousse was quite tasty. The service and ambience was excellent!

  • Visited April 2014
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San Jose, California
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“5 star food and service with a spectacular view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Leave the bustle and noise of downtown Quito behind and go into the mountains to eat at this amazing restaurant overlooking the crater of Pululahua volcano. Tranquil and serene, the quality of the food and service is only surpassed by the views of the magnificent Inca-styled terraced gardens and the mist shrounded mountains.

Visited January 2014
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Better individuals than group, and add Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This restaurant has a spectacular view of the crater on the equator, 360 % Views . Food excellent, European, but not hot when served because we were a group. Has 8 room hotel, so go ,stay, hike,relax.

  • Visited March 2014
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California
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181 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Primo location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Crater has one of the best views you will ever see. I had (for lunch) the potato soup, pork/hominy/plantains/potato cake for an entree, and pineapple/vanilla ice cream for desert.
Owner is very nice & visits. Free plate of empanadas with a nice spicy sauce. Service (group of 20) was excellent.

  • Visited March 2014
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Caracas, Venezuela
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good food and view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is good. We tried the green empanadas and the fritadas plate and it was excelente. The service is not so good but I like that the owner came to our table and talk to us. I aet the "lomito crater" and it was perfect. The view is awsome when is clear

Visited December 2013
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Thank Pablo A
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