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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

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Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
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South Florida, Florida
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Achiote is located on a quiet street in the Plaza Foch area of Quito . It has a very pleasant ambience and decor. My wife and I felt very comfortable there and we enjoyed our Mother's Day lunch of traditional Ecuadorean food. We started with fruit juice smoothies of naranjilla and guanabana and appetizers of empanadas and humitas and both... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't really know what the local cuisine entailed so decided to try this place out. You have to ring a doorbell to get in, as you do many places in the area (this made us feel very safe dining here) and we were greeted by a lovely waiter who let us choose the table we wanted. The menu has... More 

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Thank roadrunnerz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we have entered this restaurant we dxperienced outstanding good service. The setup is very nice and the plates and cutlery very estetic with hood taste. The time for getting the service was very reasonable and since the stmosphere was pleasant, time was flying by. The food we have ordered (after consulting with the lady waiter) was very... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at Achiote. The food was very good. I would have given a 4 star rating on the food alone, but our waitress, Monica, pushed the experience to 5 stars. She was so sweet and very attentive. Everything was perfect.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this for a late lunch. Great local food. Huge portions. Service was perfect. Gourmet versions of local styles with fresh ingredients. Highly recommended in new town.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Achiote was recommended by our guide. We have been travelling around Ecuador for 3 weeks and had a pretty good idea what we wanted - traditional cuisine with perhaps some dishes we hadn't yet tried. From the minute we walked through the door, my wife and I were made to feel special. We ordered 4 courses and an appetiser was... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, specially if you are in town for a short stay. I have had better food in small towns on the road. So if you are planning to travel skip this place.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Quito, we walked from the Mercure hotel to the Achiote Ecuador restaurant twice to eat as the service was excellent and the food was very good. As we did not want to walk the 5 or 6 blocks back to the hotel in the dark, we ate early and the restaurant was nearly empty (people in Latin American... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of eating at Achiote twice on a brief stay in Quito. The restaurant was recommended to me by women I met earlier in Otavalo. They lived in Quito and I asked if they knew of any restaurants there that served Ecuadorian cuisine. They recommended Achiote, and I was very pleased. The first time I had ceviche... More 

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Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear jcoffey0827: Thank you very much for leaving your comment, for us it is very important that you have had a pleasant experience in the restaurant, we are happy and motivate us to keep improving every day. We hope to visit again, it will be a pleasure to receive it. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Achiote and that wasn't impressive at all. Very basic cooking and "alright" service for the high prices. Meals were so mediocre, I would not return and rather eat a sandwich or starve... We paid with credit card and wanted to tip our waitress using cash, but the young lady's attitude changed dramatically once she didn't see an "addition"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-250-1743
Description
Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?