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El Crater Restaurant

) #55 of 1,215 Restaurants in Quito $$ - $$$ , International, South American
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-239-8132
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (10 reviews)
“hominy” (4 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a great lunch at El Crater after our visit to the Intinan Museum. Lunch was very good and the view of the some of the near by volcanos is great. Service was a little slow and the restaurant was not full, so plan...More

Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant overlooks a large crater. There are windows all around to enjoy the views. We went as a group and it seemed to be a bit challenging for the waitstaff to get our orders and get them served. Despite this, our meals were delicious....More

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Attached to the hotel, the restaurant has fantastic views as well as great food. The service was extremely competent without being intrusive. Highly recommend a visit if you're in the Quito area.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My taxi guide from the JW Marriott, Diego recommended we eat at the EL Crater and it was AMAZING. We had empanadas, not as good as Argentina, but with the dipping sauce they brought, it was out of this world. Super tasting. We then had...More

Thank Derekanddoc
Reviewed 7 February 2017

As a very large group we had the restaurant to ourselves when we came for lunch. A good selection of food although the pork was a little tough. The view should have been spectacular but all we saw was mist so I'm guessing the crater...More

Thank Kazzie1409
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Today was worse than last time so I'm definitely never going back. It was 12 of us and bad experience for the majority. To start, we arrived at 2:30pm and got our food at 3:30ish... Some dishes never came out. Some came out when most...More

Thank mangoosten
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Service was kind and the food was fresh and well prepared. The menu could offer more options, but there are sufficient for different tastes. The landscape is awesome and the price is fair.

Thank Antonio Jorge R
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Overlooks volcano crater. Great local food. I had a lamb stew with empanadas apps Also the house made ice cream for desert. Very good. I noticed other deserts were very creating. Prices weren't too high & service was very attentive & quick.

Thank John S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our Quito friends recommended this place for lunch after going to the "equator" line and was not disappointed. The location alone was awesome! Being in the midst of clouds was almost eerie but spectacular. Would have loved to see the crater on a clear day...More

Thank kojandRa
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The location of the restaurant could not be better, overlooking the dramatic volcanic crater. We loved our dishes as well: the lamb stew, the el crater beef and braised pork were also nicely done. When we were there for lunch it did get really busy....More

Thank artzero
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4.30 km away
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-239-8132
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Strategically constructed at the border of the crater of a volcano, El Crater’s architectonic design grants the scenic sight of a 360 degrees view.Our menu offers a delicious selection of Ecuadorian and international cuisine as well as wines, cocktails and appetizers. El Crater Restaurant is divided in four main areas that can accommodate groups of up to 120 people. Each of these spaces has a different ambiance and views that change at each time of the day, perfect for business and social events.Connected with Ecuadorian and worldwide travel agencies, we accommodate thousands of visitors that on a daily basis arrive to our beloved Ecuador.
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