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Cafe Plaza Grande

#61 of 1,138 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Ecuadorean
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Garcia Moreno y Chile, esq., Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-251-0777
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Indianapolis
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Quito tour had us booked here for lunch. We all seemed to enjoy our meals very much but the dessert was delicious and served with a special presentation.!

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Moscow, Russia
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I feel a little harsh giving one star as the service is very attentive at this Swissotel franchise or outpost, and you do get an old world colonial feel in the lavish dining room with a place-side location, and waiters dressed to the nines in three piece suits. However, I want to warn people off the restaurant as the food... More 

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Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Take one of the window seats to see the life on the Plaza the artistic shoe cleaners. Food was ok the service was fine. The staff of the hotel extremely friendly and helpfull we ordered a taxi and they took great care!

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Japan
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145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It was raining and it was the perfect option to see the gloomy scenes of Quito in a cloudy and cold day. Only asked for a coffee. The atmosphere is relaxing and it makes you feel back in time. Saw other table that asked for a "cucurucho " ice cream... presentation was very very good.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is on the ground floor of the Hotel Plaza Grande and we decided to go there for lunch having already looked at the menu. It has good variety of foods but we wanted something fairly light. We had a Club Sandwich and Chicken Wrap, both came with small potato wedges. The Club Sandwich was good but the Chicken Wrap... More 

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Ottawa
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207 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We were here for lunch with 18 persons. We were not in a hurry, and our drinks came quick enough. Our food orders were slower and sporadic, but that was fine because there were so many of us. I had the Ceviche (mixed - with shrimp, crab and sea bass) which was more a cool soup that what i was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Had a dinner with friends and business partners that was very good. The "Locro de papas" was one of the best I have ever had. Service a little slow but polite and well versed on the menu. Would go back again to try the desert that comes with dry-ice and is served by a masked man.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were seated at a window overlooking the Plaza and had a wonderful time watching all the activity in the square as well as right next to the cafe. A rather large meal for lunch no matter what you order so as usual we skipped dinner! The service was excellent and the restaurant decor beautiful.

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Northern California
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345 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The cafe is located inside the Hotel Plaza Grande, right on the square. The lunch was delicious - "locro de papa," the traditional Ecuadorian soup that I could eat everyday, and ice cream for dessert. Not only is the ice cream very good, but the "presentation" is not to be missed! A real surprise you'll never forget!

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Supervisor M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe Plaza Grande, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment , we are proud that was well attended by our staff , we expect his next visit . More 

Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Lunch was catered for 40 people. The apps were good (2 different empanadas & assorted vegetable chips with 3 dipping sauces). All were good and the empanadas were large (one chix, one cheese) DH & I both had the sea bass which was excellent. Ice cream for dessert, was good, but the presentation 'ceremony' could be construed, by North Americans,... More 

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Antonio V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe Plaza Grande, responded to this review

Thank you for your observation, we will consider your comment . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Moreno y Chile, esq., Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-251-0777
Description
This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?