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Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4362
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Munising, Michigan
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for good examples of Ecuadorian food and found it here. The atmosphere is nice and quiet, the portions were just right and the view over Foch Square was nice for taking in the sights. Be sure and try the Locro!

Thank Sandy and Mark E
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with a group last week. Great food at reasonable prices, the service and decor were great. Beef Empanada is one of the best I've had, very different than the typical yellow corn or flour empanada I've had.

Thank Philip V
Quito, Ecuador
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this review as I am waiting for my food, that we ordered 45 minutes ago. Still nothing... Still waiting... We got the drinks pretty fast, one of us (out of 4 people) got served after 5 minutes, others are waiting. Can't say anything about the quality of the food, but for the service at least, I can't... More 

Thank Thomas B
Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good local restaurant serving Ecuatorian cuisine. We had the following items: Seco de Chivo, Locro de Queso (soup), choclo con queso y habas (corn on the cob with cheese), Humita (traditional ecuatorian specialty with cheese rapped in a corn leave) excellent, Llapingachos (grilled mix of mashed potato paties with cheese fillings), ceviche de pescado, Menestras is a bean stew that... More 

Thank Clevlander
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the cost of a typical dinner out in the United States, you can eat at this great restaurant! It has traditional Ecuadorian food. Very attentive, friendly, and polite wait staff. My husband wanted to try cuy (guinea pig) - an Ecuadorian delicacy. We had trouble finding places that had it on their menu. We were told about this place... More 

Thank Sally S
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A place for tourists only. All ok - nothing special. Would not go back. I had ceviche - it was ok. Service was average as well.

Thank mfn123
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Liked the restaurant so much went there twice in a week. Mama Clorinda serves traditional Ecuadorean food which is utterly delicious. Our group thought the soups, shrimp ceviche, grilled trout, sea bass and steak were superb. We all steered clear of guinea pig, a local delicacy, which is included in the menu. The restaurant is so popular, hungry queues formed... More 

Thank Rita P
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156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We told our guide that we were looking for a restaurant w Traditional Ecuadorian food. Mama Clorinda was recommended. The food was very good. Our waiter was so helpful and helped us pick out a few dishes. He was also letting us know to be careful about our first night at altitude in Quito.

Thank MeaningfulTrip
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! Fantastic traditional Ecuadorian food! The Locro de Papas( potato soup with avocado and toasted corn) was one of my favorite dishes I had in Ecuador and the one at Mama's was great!! We also had the Llapingachos(Ecuadordian potato cakes). All pictured here. Excellent food near Foch square and fairly priced. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Roniq3
Mindo, Ecuador
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had a meal here recently, as recommended by the hotel I was staying in. The food I got (sea bass) was of a good standard, though the portion was a bit on the small side. However, the service wasn't great, the prices were on the high side and the Wifi wasn't working.

Thank Maevedol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-4362
Ecuadorian cuisine restaurant just off Plaza Foch serves tasty national specialties . Try the llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese) with steak or, for the adventurous, cuy (guinea pig). Mama Clorinda's as the place to have traditional Ecuadorian food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?