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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
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

El Ventanal is perhaps one of the best restaurants in Quito, not only for the delicious food and great service but for the unique view of the old Quito. Located n a very strategic place in the hills of San Juan, the view cant be better. Highly recommended.

Thank JFVMwolf
Edina, Minnesota
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ok... you want to see Quito at night because it is absolutely beautiful, so that is why you come here , but unfortunately majority of the dishes are bellow average and the managers and waiters could care less . They seem to be counting on the view for you to forget about the meal.There is a beautiful octopus salad and... More 

Thank Mona P
Ocala, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife and I enjoy this place, we came to have a romantic dinner!, we liked the food and very good service! We just would like to suggest to put music upstairs while your enjoying the view of Quito historical down town.

Thank danileins90
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Travelingigi
Muralto, Switzerland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Alejandra A
Fairfax, Virginia
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank too-err-ist
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 16 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
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?