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El Rincon de Cantuna

#157 of 1,175 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
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Garcia Moreno N6-52 between Mejia and Olmedo | Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0830
06:30 - 22:30
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, this place has some personal history. Happens that my grandmother in her youth years used to attend parties and dances at 'El Patio Anadaluz". According to my mom and aunt those dances took place at the back patio. People used to attend to those dances very well dressed or with costumes, I'm talking around 1950's ish. So we enjoyed... More 

Thank Magali M
Reno, Nevada
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel and ate most of our meals here as the food was so good. Dinner starts with a basket of fresh plantain and yucca chips with 3 sauces for dipping. All were quite tasty. The first night, we sampled pretty much all the tapas. All the empanadas were excellent and I highly recommend the shrimp tapa.... More 

Thank WG89519
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347 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

First class restaurant Ecuadorian themed in an enclosed colonial Spanish patio. Gorgeous with good food and lovely service. Ecuadorian food with beautiful table settings. The breakfast was tops.

Thank manunited45
Atlanta, Georgia
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248 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed at the hotel so we had dinner there one night. We ordered a selection of small plates. All were very good and priced well. This is during the off season so the restaurant was not very busy. Compared to some other hotel restaurants in the area, this was as good or better.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food was good, especially the seafood pasta and the staff were pleasent. Good service but wasn't impressed with the piped music that was being played throughout the meal.

Thank MagnetikRob18
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The one time we ate there my steak was so tough that I could only saw off a couple of bites. I showed my wife and she couldn't even cut a piece off. I showed the waiter too and asked him to have the chef try to cut it but that didn't do any good and I was charged for... More 

Thank DreamsofCabo
Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was the best dining experience that we had during our week-long stay in Quito. The atmosphere is relaxed and serene during the week, and more festive (with live music) during the weekend. The service staff are extraordinarily attentive and were so willing to make modifications for my picky children. The quality of the food was excellent, with a large... More 

Thank Lorenisima
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,250 reviews
1,363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,883 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are pooped from our very long trip today, and we needed something good and nearby. This restaurant is inside our hotel (Hotel Patio Andaluz), so it was perfect. The setting is beautiful, the food is awesome (and there is so much of it!), and the service was kind, friendly, and helpful! I would recommend this for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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630 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We are at the hotel restaurant due to the Presidential speech / rally otherwise clogging the streets. It was a disappointment. We very much enjoyed the setting, but there was little about the food that we found to get excited about. In particular the beef dish was too tough to even cut. We (2 couples) agreed it was the worst... More 

1 Thank NXTTRP
Breda, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Marked as 2 dollar signs by tripadvisor, we found this place to be considerably more expensive than we thought. However, we decided to go with it. The food was great and we were being served very well. Staff was very friendly and the place was absolutely beautiful and full of nice art work.

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HotelPatioAndaluz, General Manager at El Rincon de Cantuna, responded to this review

Dear guest: We are delighted that your stay with Hotel Patio Andaluz was enjoyable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future. We hope you enjoyed your journey through Quito and Ecuador, and you come back soon, Thank you, Francisco Baca General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Moreno N6-52 between Mejia and Olmedo | Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-228-0830

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