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Mama Clorinda

#84 of 1,294 Restaurants in Quito}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, , South American
Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4362
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“cuy” (34 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (43 reviews)
“empanadas” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet dinner spot on the noisy Plaza Foch, Mama Clorinda would be s good choice. However, this restaurant pretends to be a classy restaurant but isn’t. I ordered the low more beef and it tasted much more like ordinary...More

Thank Sam w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, just the Cuy is not great - I went there to test the Cuy (roasted guinea pig) USD 17,62 + USD 2.99 a beer The Cuy's skin was not roasted enough, not crispy, and offered a soft leather texture - not eatable. As...More

Thank ogghhyggffrytyu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us visited at the end of our tour. Things seemed to start OK with orders taken and drinks delivered. However the food was very disappointing. The empanadas were soggy and the cheese awful. I had the vegetarian spaghetti which was pretty tasteless...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Mama that was recommended by a local touristic guide. We were told to try the potato soup, which is a very typical food in Ecuador. It was very good, although it was a simple dish. We also had chicken with vegetables...More

Thank Luisa C
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A great choice over Equatorian food. I took the baby pig and was not disappointed. Service was nice and quick. Maybe just a bit overpriced for Equator?

Thank Hugues S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is ok. Food is less than standard. Filetsteak was chewy. Set menu was standard Ecuadorian. Should be around $3 in a restaurant for locals.

Thank Michael347
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the 1/2 coy which was ok but unless you want to eat pig skin with little to no meat, I suggest you try something else. The hot sauce that comes wth the complimentary popcorn was delicious.

Thank bandman15
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Both my partner's ribs and my pork were dry, chewy and horrendously overcooked. I found the plantain empanada exceptionally dry - however that may be what they usually are. The llapingachos were very nice, but overall not a nice dining experience at all.

Thank him331
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were especially keen to try cuy during our Quito trip. Mama Clorinda restaurant is across the street from the Hop on / Hop off tourist bus so easy to locate. We had a lunch of tamale, humita, a seafood empanada and a whole cuy....More

Thank CFbonsai
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were in the area early Sunday evening and were after an early dinner. Mama Clorinda was open and the prices reasonable so in we went. We both had a single dish with one eye on the Chocolate Shop 100 m away for desert. The...More

Thank Bearded_Beast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-4362
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Ecuadorian cuisine restaurant just off Plaza Foch serves tasty national specialties . Try the llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese) with steak or, for the adventurous, cuy (guinea pig). Mama Clorinda's as the place to have traditional Ecuadorian food.
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