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“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Smoqe

Smoqe
Ranked #172 of 1,331 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Gastropub, American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurante especializado en comida del Sur de EEUU. Soul Food, Comida para el Alma....
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

I'm from the South (USA), same as the owner. I am a regular customer, and can verify that this is the REAL DEAL Southern (USA) cooking. My favorite is the Gumbo, which is an old recipe for a thick and heavy soup/stew. The owner has the sausage custom made especially for this dish. If you're real hungry, after the Gumbo, get a Pulled Pork plate or sandwich. Never seen burgers better than these, half pounders. Unbelievably fresh salads, and Apple Cobbler to finish it all off with. Wash it all down with Brewed Iced Tea (sweet or unsweetened) just like we make it in the South (USA). Beer's cold, with Jack Daniels, and other drink specials available. All waitstaff speak English and Spanish. A very fair price, what else could you want? Give it a spin, tell 'em a bonified and certified Mississippi Redneck that knows real Southern cooking sent you there. Oops, almost forgot, real... yes real home style cornbread (with butter) placed on your table as soon as you sit down. Difficult parking sometimes, but a huge parking lot is available across the street.

  • Visited April 2014
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Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Smoqe, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
We are very happy to serve you!!! thanks for your review......
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English first
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“I like decoration and ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you want to taste some southern american food this is the place, I like when chefs are there for you, checking the food and looking for the quality, this is not the exception. The food is good but the ambiance is the best. I love the french fries over there.. congrats

Visited February 2014
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Thank viviana M
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Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Smoqe, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
You are always welcome!!!! Thanks for your review!!!
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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good place to hang out....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you want something different, definitely have to try smoqe, great Jack Daniels chicken wings, fries and hamburguers with really good flavor. The only turndown could be there is only one person serving tables, so it could take a while to receive your food, even if your meal it's ready on the shelf. 7/10

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank 19Albo75
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Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Smoqe, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Google Translation
Gracias por el comentario, tomaremos en cuenta tus sugerencas. Te esperamos en Smoqe! Saludos,
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Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Only Good BBQ in Quito area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Smoqe is located in the Cumbaya valley below Quito in a plaza with a nice atmosphere and indoor or outdoor seating. I ate there with a group and everybody agreed that the BBQ was excellent (brisket) as were the hamburgers. They also serve a local microbrew which is very difficult to find in the Quito area. So, if you're looking for a great lunch spot or what is probably the best - if not only - southern style BBQ, this is the place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Smoqe, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you Jeff, was a pleasure to serve you!!!
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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Yummy food, manager very accomodating and friendly. I have food allergies and this is one of the only places in Quito--probably because the owner is American--where they are understanding of this and helpful. Will be back!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank traveler2584
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Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Smoqe, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
We are very glad that you felt comfortable, food after all should be a great experience! see you soon!
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