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Restaurante El Ventanal

Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
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Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us were visiting Quito before joining our Galapagos tour and wanted good Ecuadorian food in a nice restaurant. We found El Ventantal had superior food, excellent wine, good service and a fabulous view ! We decided to walk to the restaurant because someone told us it was a hard (uphill) walk and that we needed a taxi. Well,... More 

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Muralto, Switzerland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went there for the second time. It is worth the visit because of the amazing view. They always welcome you with a "canelazo" typical ecuadorian drink. The food is good even though for the second time I think that the tuna could be served more raw.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We made reservations several weeks ahead from USA, based on the view. It did not disappoint! Complimentary drink on the Terrace was festive. Other diners were mostly local, not tourists (Xmas eve?). On this night the menu was limited and most of us got the lamb. The portions were moderate, and the food was good, not great. We had verified... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The night time ambience, with the twinkle lights on the ceiling of the restaurant mirroring the lights of Quito through the windows, is magical. The complimentary drink, taken on the open air terrace, the service, and the food all add up to an unforgettable experience. Try the barracuda ... delicious! Highly recommend!

Thank Beverly M
Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Amazing view of Quito, the capital. I loved it when the lights start to light up the city The churches are beautifull from this angle Food was quite good. Staff very friendly

Thank travelingpam2013
Tena, Napo, Ecuador
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lets be objective. I have ever ever spent 120 bucks in any Quito restaurant and felt so busted. I took my dad and ex boss to this restaurant for dinner we had two entreet one bottle of wine and three main course. The ingridients are poorly selected. My daddys meal was not well cooked and soaked in oil. While mine... More 

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Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your opinion and your comments on our Facebook page. We apologise that the food was not up to your exacting standards. As you can see from other opinions and comments of both our Facebook and TripAdvisor, these issues are very rare and the vast majority of our customers enjoy the view just as much as... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We made reservations for a party of 6 and we well received. The decor and atmosphere are great. The view is amazing. The food isn't all that delicious. Just average.

Thank Balancedmp
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We chose this restaurant for a very special occasion, we were celebrating with our close family our civil union. We were interested on this restaurant because of the view the place offered, and were not disappointed at all. The view of this place is amazing and unique. What has totally disappointed us was the service we received and worst of... More 

Thank Maikel R
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife and I were part of a group of 36 which had a sunset experience at El Ventanal as a pre Galapagos cruise get together. The views were quite spectacular panoramas of Quito and its surrounding mountains. We had drinks on the roof terrace as the sun set and then dinner in the restaurant below. Given the large group... More 

Thank Ross H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We only had cappuccino and canelazo, which were fine, but it's the view -- from the restaurant and the terrace -- that is worth s special trip. Quito has some amazing views, and this is perhaps the best.

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-2232
The panoramic restaurant El Ventanal is located in the historic neighbourhood of San Juan, offering a spectacular view of the colonial centre of Quito, the Panecillo and the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes.
The breath-taking view, accompanied by our refined international cuisine and a minimalistic interior, make El Ventanal a captivating place where quality and service give you an unforgettable experience.

We offer a variety of international dishes and creative Ecuadorian cooking, harmoniously paired with our extensive selection of wines.

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