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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

#19 of 1,112 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1743
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a recommendation from our guide. We went on Sat night around 7:30 and the restaurant was busy...full in fact within the half hour. The atmosphere was nice...large restaurant and very clean. However they only had 3 wait staff so the service was excruciatingly slow. I'm t took them an hour to bring the first appetizer and it took... More 

Thank Terri M
Godalming, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Achiote on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews. We had no difficulty getting a table for two on a Thursday evening. The restaurant is modern decor with bare walls/floors/ceilings and so sound reverberates, so much so that we asked to be moved to a quieter section (done - no problem). Service was very friendly and helpful, but slow and... More 

Thank dudleyh1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was probably the best restaurant for Ecuadorian food that we visited on our whole trip to Ecuador. Environment was lovely with a guitarist/singer playing in the background. Food was exquisite. Service was second to none. Quite a lot of Americans in there so clearly has been recommended by hotels around.

Thank Jonathan H
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Quito we had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant twice , very close to the Foch square but a lovely clean family run business . The food was fabulous , with $12.00-$24.00 prices approximately. Glass windows enclose the restaurant that has live music from time to time . Only a $3.00 cab ride from the Hilton and... More 

Thank Geraldine L
Airlie Beach, Australia
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was interesting with many choices in traditional categories of beef, pork, chicken and fish, with added curiosities (soup with cows hoof, guinea pig etc). It was located near our hotel so we made a last minute trip and were not disappointed. Our English speaking waitress went to considerable lengths to patiently answer our questions, top up our wine... More 

Thank croftonMelbourne
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free appetizers from the chef came to our table to start the meal. Purple potatoe appetizers,was,cooked and seasoned perfectly. My wife and I both kept swiping food from the other'so plate because it was all incredible. Restaurants can be hit or miss. This,one was 100% on point during our visit!

Thank RyanMccrary
New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient centro historico location with english speaking server. Fresh inventive cuisine in a small but comfortable room. Chef made his rounds giving a nice touch to the experience.

Thank Realtyrs
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had walked pass this place a few times and it always looked quite busy so when in for an excellent evening of good food and wine. A good varied menu of high-quality ingredients and recipes. The wine list was good and very reasonably priced. It became very busy quite and rightly deserved, but the only problem is quite slow... More 

Thank thetravelleraaa
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met with about 20 friends at the restaurant for dinner. All of their dishes were well prepared and classic. They have good wines and service and their desserts were also fantastic. Say hello to Lynn the owner when you visit!

Thank Ruben H
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner alone. Very close to Plaza Foch, but more quiet and elegant restaurant with glass windows. Very good food and drink menu. Service was attentive and friendly. Had a canelazo (perhaps misspelled) drink which is the local hard liquor with hot water and cinammon. Have to ask for it...Main course was very tasty. I'd recommend this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 40
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal Entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-250-1743
Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?