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Restaurante El Ventanal

$$$$Latin, Seafood,
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing. We received a free welcome cocktail and were invited to the terrace to enjoy it after we ordered. My friend's chicken was excellent. However, the 'tender'loin I ordered was anything but tender - tough as shoe leather. Shrimp and potatoes served...More

Thank CriminalAtCheckout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was amazing. The fried shrimp appetizer was enough to be a full meal, the the barracuda main course was amazing. The sorbet plate was wonderful. This was a great place for a really special meal.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the parents of a friend who live in Quito and brought them here for dinner. Every aspect was great. I didn't think the food was mediocre at all. It was fresh and prepared well. The view was great, both from the restaurant itself as...More

Thank EdK_IL
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Despite making it for just before closing time at lunch, the staff seeing our worn out faces from the hike to the restaurant welcomed us in and we took our spot overlooking the city. The area surrounding it can feel a little daunting but the...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

You cant beat the view but the food wasnt that good for the prices you pay. I didnt even eat my pasta with four cheeses. In my opinion go there for drinks at night and maybe a starter but that is it. I would go...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I was in Quito for business and decided to have dinner with some colleagues of mine at El Ventanal. The location is unique since you can have a breathtaking view of Quito from the terrace placed on the roof of the restaurant. Food quality is...More

Thank Enrico C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was all alone in Quito and it was my b'day. A staff member at the hotel I was staying in, recommended this place for dinner. The view was absolutely FABULOUS!!! It felt real good to celebrate my b'day at over 9,000 feet above sea...More

Thank Shade16
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Quito is located in a bowl shaped terrain so when visiting the city you want to make sure that you have an evening meal near the top edge of the city. We took the tour book's and Trip Advisor's recommendation of El Ventanal and we...More

Thank Travelingigi
Reviewed 21 August 2017

El Ventanal is not the easiest place to access, but then the view is worth it ! It offers an incredible panorama of the city of Quito ! Service was good, and food was okay. Don't recommend the Ecuadorian steak which was quite disappointed. But...More

Thank AymericP27
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went here as part of our tour package as our last night in Quito before we left for the Galapagos. The service was really nice, and the view from the roof was amazing. We all had a celebratory drink on the roof, then sat...More

Thank Scohn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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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