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Octava de Corpus

#73 of 1,056 Restaurants in Quito
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Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
593 2952 989
12:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:45
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New York
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in this unique restaurant. We felt like we were dining in a museum. The wine cellar was well stocked. We had a great wine with our meal. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was very good, except my main entree, the sea bass which was over cooked. Otherwise, the setting, the service by the... More 

2 Thank WeCrazy4Travel
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I visited this restaurant some time ago, I enjoyed too much of its Ecuadorian cuisine with a gourmet touch and its excellent selection of wines, the place have a nice environment called "Quiteño" by local people. I recommend to everybody visit the octava de corpus.

1 Thank Roberto C
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

We met up with a family we met during part of our Amazon trip. We told them about the lovely San Marcos neighborhood and we're recommended by the hotel to this restaurant. All in all the place is lovely, the wine cellar is well stocked and they have a few great vintages. The food was very good. We loved the... More 

1 Thank AlastairGarret
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Loved this place.Really good fresh seafood and the owner/host Jaime is a classic old school gentleman who made us feel like we were guests dining in his home.Place is decorated with his amazing collection of eclectic art and he has curated a stunning wine selection.Eat here now if you are in Quito. Best meal so far in Ecuador.

1 Thank WalkingTowardBuddha
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

The owner was truly delightful and gracious, and the restaurant itself is a true gem filled with a variety of Ecuadorian art. That is what makes this a difficult review. Unfortunately, the food was grossly overpriced and truly mediocre. The meal started with what appeared to be Ritz crackers and a pat of butter. It went downhill from there. The... More 

3 Thank scubaelf
Wolfe Island, Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Jaime could not be more welcoming or attentive. Perfect level of service and what a charming atmosphere. The wine cellar is lovely. The food was good and plated well but not matching the quality of service, wine or atmosphere. Overall well worth the visit. We will be back on our next visit to Quito. This is a do not miss... More 

Thank Kim M
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were looking forward to a unique dining experience but were let down. The food was so bad, precooked and just heated up, very dry. I actually had to send my desert back, really? The owner was nice but the food was just not good, period. And it was also expensive.

1 Thank PoliceChief3
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Situated in the beautiful historic centre of Quito, Octava de Corpus is a dining experience like no other I've had in Ecuador. The best thing about the restaurant is undoubtedly the quality of its cellar. The owner will take you down to pick a bottle and he knows his onions. The decor is quaint and perhaps a little cluttered. The... More 

Thank thomas2407
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We were so looking forward to dining here after reading the reviews. The decor and table settings were lovely. But the food was not good. I had the sea bass and it tasted so fishy I could not eat it. We were dining in a large group so I didn't want to make a scene or wait for another entree,... More 

Thank Val F
Iznajar, Spain
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We enjoyed a lovely evening at the restaurant - it is such a remarkable place filled to the brim with artwork and antiques. We were given a huge welcome by Jaimie and we were given a tour of the excellent wine cellar. It was a Sunday evening and not many restaurants in the area were open. The food was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989

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