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El Crater Restaurant

Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-239-8132
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (13 reviews)
“empanadas” (11 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this place prior to the visit of the Middle of the World. It located near a crater with beautiful views all around. The service was excellent but the foods were unfortunately about average.

Thank Vallobh
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Really enjoyed the fresh foods, light taste but good enough to taste (compared to the former have had in Brazil and Argentina), and all plates pleasing to the eye. We total 3 people had ordered 3 different kinds of main dish also the dessert and...More

1  Thank jlien328
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It was average, nice scenery, but it was foggy. Portions were adequate, restaurant has a cozy vibe to it and it was quiet enough to have a conversation without having to yell across the table.

Thank Sunshine198691
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It is a clean quiet restaurant with a marvelous view of the crater. They were not busy and the service was very good. We started with beef empanadas which were excellent! I had a beef steak and my wife had chicken. Both were grilled and...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had a great experience in el Crater restaurant, located at the edge of the Pululahua Crater where in a clear days you will have a stunning view in al directions and can appreciate the amazing caldera where farmers are living..! Food was delicious, I...More

1  Thank AlfonsoTandazo
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The appropriately named restaurant is perched at the edge of a volcanic crater and when the clouds part, you have a fantastic view of the crater below in which people have built houses (no lava in this crater). The food is excellent.

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

On our way back to the Quito Airport from the Intinan Museum, our guide suggested we go to El Crater for lunch, because of the view and typical food. The view of the extinct volcanic crater, now lightly populated by farmers, was definitely spectacular. However,...More

Thank Shoshanna E
Reviewed 3 July 2018

El Crater is on the verdant edge of a, well, crater, about a ten minute drive from the Museo Intinan on the equator. I had a vegetarian plate of wonderful mushrooms, plantains, corn, empanadas, etc., and passion fruit for dessert. I highly recommend this pleasant...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had Sunday lunch at El Crater with our group. The views are amazing. The building is very nice and charming. The service is excellent and the food is very good. We have visited a few times and have always enjoyed our visits.

Thank WRTiii
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The food at El Crater is quite good, but the view is amazing. Take a little walk around on your way in, just in case it gets lost in the fog by the time you are ready to leave. The restaurant is known for its...More

Thank albertasn0wbird
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Restaurant Details

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