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La Cuchara De San Marcos

#47 of 1,141 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2342
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We ate there our last 2 nites in Quito. It's in a nice neighbourhood about 15 minutes walk from the Plaza Grande. the food is delicious, organic and quite innovative for Quito and they have micro beers plus their own delicious pale ale. They also have a small art gallery and a gift shop with all kinds of beautiful jewellry... More 

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Novato, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Located in Old Town about a 20 minute walk from the Presidential Palace and one block from the Plaza San Marcos. The food was exquisite and service impeccable. The colonial style building surrounds a pleasant outdoor patio. There is an art gallery and gift shop that feature recycled products. The food is primarily Ecuadorian and vegetarian but they do serve... More 

1 Thank Terry K
New York, NY
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619 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Even after assuring our hotel doorman that he knew how to get to this restaurant, the driver of a "hotel car" (as opposed to a taxi off the street) took over an hour to find it! On the way back to the hotel, the drive took only ten minutes! More importantly, the food just didn't live up to some of... More 

2 Thank Trup
Quito, Ecuador
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is a delicious restaurant in a lovely little section of old town. The walk is easy and relaxing and the food is delicious. The beer selection is one of the best in the city as well, so plusses all around.

2 Thank Kate G
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Really. I had their signature chicken dish and was blown away by the texture, the buttery goodness...the overall wow! And on top of that the hand crafted beer is excellent. If you're lucky they'll have a triple IPA - but if you're not lucky then you're still in LUCK with their standard IPA. Yum! Just what I needed whilst enjoying... More 

1 Thank Branden B
Eugene, Or
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I can't say much for the food as I don't go here to eat. Let's just say, there are plenty of other places to enjoy a good meal (at a lower price nonetheless). However, what I do know about the place is that it has a good stock of three different local artesan brews. Now, this is no Portland, Or... More 

Thank Gkrupa30
Quito, Ecuador
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

The neighborhood is interesting, it took us a while to find it, even though we are from Quito. We went on a Sunday at lunch time and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. I ordered a rucula and beet salad, it was OK but not great. We also found the portions very small. Perhaps their chef was on holiday... More 

Thank Ana123456789
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

The only problem I have with this place is the hours. I have to wait, stomach grumbling, between meals to eat their delicious food. It's super filling. So the grumbling isn't from hunger. Just from greed. If only they had a 24 hour food truck. Id be broke and fat in no time but man what a good time that... More 

Thank MonikaNorwid
Quito, Ecuador
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206 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

It is a house with different rooms with art decoration, you can order drinks and vegetarian food, very nice place in a legendary neighborhood.

Thank VerCit3
Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

A restaurant that has a nice atmosphere, ecofriendy (a bit too simple, but nice). The menu has ecuadorian food, however a bit changed as the meat is vegetable meat instead of animal meat...there is pasta too, but I don't recommend it, as it was a bit greasy... We told the waiter that we didn't want it, and they appologized, didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Gastropub, Ecuadorean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-2342
After four amazing years in the beautiful San Marcos neighborhood, we've moved! We are now centrally located in the Mariscal district--close to the Plaza Foch but still a bit away from the crowds and noise. Our new home is a two-story house that features our restaurant upstairs, and a cafe, gallery, and fair trade store downstairs. And shhh! We've also got a secret terrace! You can now make your own juice on our bicycle blender with views of Quito!

Our new menu has many of our classic vegetarian dishes, using organic local produce, along with our popular pastas and sandwiches. The downstairs cafe offers hand drip and Japanese siphon coffee, and a wide selection of herbal, fruit, and medicinal teas and infusions from across Ecuador.

We also continue to have Quito craft beer, and our own artisanal brews. They sell out quick, but a high octane Belgian Triple or Triple IPA from our 10 gallon is only ever a few days away. Look for us on Facebook where we announce what's ready.

And every Friday morning we open up the doors to our garage and feature some of the farmers from whom we source our produce and products. So come by and get your organic veggies straight from the source!

We are excited to be part of the bustling Mariscal district and will be extending our evening hours for summer!

Thank you for these amazing years of support and we look forward to seeing you in our new locale!

The La Cuchara family.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?