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El Crater Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-239-8132
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato soup” (13 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I was working with a client and we stopped at El Crater with Quito Turismo who had arranged the tour, about a year and a half ago, yes I know, I've taken a while to give my review! But the food was very good, I'm...More

Thank kbeckwith700
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went to El Crater restaurant with our private guide Juan. The food and service were excellent. Very clean. Great view of the crater some of the time - it was foggy out.

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch during a private tour. The views are amazing and the food is delicious. The potato soup and the fritada are both local dishes that I highly recommend tasting here. The portions are huge so you won't go away hungry.

Thank jessi06
Reviewed 10 March 2018

El Crater is an amazing restaurant. The mountain view sells itself, with an epic landscape many hundreds of feet below. The food is no slouch, though. My steak was absolutely delicious, as were everyone else in my group's meals. I strongly recommend stopping here while...More

Thank ATL_Jacket
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We made it for lunch after visiting Mitad del Mundo. The clouds were circled around the restaurant and we couldn't see the Crater below, but the food and the service was excellent. I opted for the Ceviche over the potato soup, but I did sneak...More

Thank gumprx
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We were brought here as part of a tour - I suspect a lot of the lunch crowd were in the same situation. The servers were obviously used to having large groups come and go at the same times (a pleasant bonus when you're in...More

Thank rcs67
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I had several meals at El Crater restaurant during my stay at their hotel. In one word: delicious! I went to Ecuador with some friends from New York to visit the Galapagos Islands as one of our 'bucket list' trips. When planning this trip, we...More

Thank MMNYC83
Reviewed 20 December 2017

excellent restaurant. very clean and delicious food. also wonderful views around the restaurant. highly recommended !!!

Thank Dirk C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is near a volcanic crater with a good view of Quito and the Farmland in another side. Food is descent, and good tasting. Potato soup tastes great. Grilled chicken and fish is reasonably good tasting. The fig and cheese is typical to Quito....More

Thank William C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I lunched as this restaurant with a group. We all enjoyed our set lunch but unfortunately mist partially hid the views overlooking the crater. The ladies and gents symbols on the toilet doors are unusual!! As I did not pay the bill, I have given...More

Thank Heather P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-239-8132
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Strategically constructed at the border of the crater of a volcano, El Crater’s architectonic design grants the scenic sight of a 360 degrees view.Our menu offers a delicious selection of Ecuadorian and international cuisine as well as wines, cocktails and appetizers. El Crater Restaurant is divided in four main areas that can accommodate groups of up to 120 people. Each of these spaces has a different ambiance and views that change at each time of the day, perfect for business and social events.Connected with Ecuadorian and worldwide travel agencies, we accommodate thousands of visitors that on a daily basis arrive to our beloved Ecuador.
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