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El Crater Restaurant

Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-239-8132
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (11 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch during a private tour. The views are amazing and the food is delicious. The potato soup and the fritada are both local dishes that I highly recommend tasting here. The portions are huge so you won't go away hungry.

Thank jessi06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Crater is an amazing restaurant. The mountain view sells itself, with an epic landscape many hundreds of feet below. The food is no slouch, though. My steak was absolutely delicious, as were everyone else in my group's meals. I strongly recommend stopping here while...More

Thank PhD_Jacket
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We made it for lunch after visiting Mitad del Mundo. The clouds were circled around the restaurant and we couldn't see the Crater below, but the food and the service was excellent. I opted for the Ceviche over the potato soup, but I did sneak...More

Thank gumprx
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We were brought here as part of a tour - I suspect a lot of the lunch crowd were in the same situation. The servers were obviously used to having large groups come and go at the same times (a pleasant bonus when you're in...More

Thank rcs67
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I had several meals at El Crater restaurant during my stay at their hotel. In one word: delicious! I went to Ecuador with some friends from New York to visit the Galapagos Islands as one of our 'bucket list' trips. When planning this trip, we...More

Thank MMNYC83
Reviewed 20 December 2017

excellent restaurant. very clean and delicious food. also wonderful views around the restaurant. highly recommended !!!

Thank Dirk C
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is near a volcanic crater with a good view of Quito and the Farmland in another side. Food is descent, and good tasting. Potato soup tastes great. Grilled chicken and fish is reasonably good tasting. The fig and cheese is typical to Quito....More

Thank William C
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I lunched as this restaurant with a group. We all enjoyed our set lunch but unfortunately mist partially hid the views overlooking the crater. The ladies and gents symbols on the toilet doors are unusual!! As I did not pay the bill, I have given...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here overlooking the crater - though the clouds and mist blocked most of the otherwise great view. The room is clean and pleasant and the food is good.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We just went to this restaurant as part of a tour that had been arranged for us. The restaurant is located on a mountain overlooking a volcanic crater that is now used for farming. Very pretty view. Food was good - we had a lamb...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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