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La Cuchara De San Marcos

#59 of 1,294 Restaurants in Quito}
$$ - $$$Latin, Healthy,
Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2342
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (4 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
11:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Latin, Healthy, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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11 - 20 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Delicious dishes for vegans and vegetarians with options for meat eaters.

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I had lunch with a friend and it was excellent. La cuchara de San Marcos offers local dishes cooked with the freshest organic ingredients. This family restaurant makes you feel welcome and Lorena does her utmost to ensure you have a great time.Do not forget...More

Thank isan2000
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not unlike many places in La Mariscal, you have to ring the bell and be admitted through the gate in the early afternoon. We sat down to an exquisite lunch including Guatita, pesto pasta and locro (potato soup). All excellent, and served in a pleasant...More

Thank ProRecreator
Reviewed 16 August 2016

What a positive surprise: We really enjoyed the Atmosphere, the food and the service. Therefore we again visited this restaurant the second time we where in Quito (and will come back again for sure). Everything fresh, home-made and served with a smile - tasted delicious...More

Thank Heinz20162016
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted a vegetarian restaurant for daughter who had been putting up with non veggie restaurants and wanted something other than cheese. Great food and excellent service. Food is all cooked fresh and tasty, local beer and excellent desserts and coffee. Small art gallery dowmstairs with...More

Thank Harriet K
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I brought a group of 10 people here for lunch one day. Setup the reservation well in advance and ordered family style. So here's the deal: 1. The food. So good. I had a group with a couple eaters with various restrictions that can make...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

It was fun to eat local style food in this homey restaurant in Quito. They made vegan versions of many local specialties. It was fantastic, casual and friendly.

Thank TravelbugNYC2016
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had pasta, ceviche, vegie burger and salad - all of those positions were amazing. Portions perfect in size - amazingly tasty - service fast. Really nice chill out atmosphere. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Marcin M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice and quiet atmosphere, really nice staf and great food. In my four years in Ecuador one of the tastiest meals I've aten. I specially like their offer of typical Ecuadorian dish in vegetarian version. A lot of vegan options too and tha Algaroba cake...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The time I went there I tried Vegetarian Guatita... It was so delicious and the people was nice... I love the place

Thank Fatima A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-2342
  • E-mail
After four amazing years in the beautiful San Marcos neighborhood, we've moved! We are now centrally located in the Mariscal district--close to the Plaza Foch but still a bit away from the crowds and noise. Our new home is a two-story house that features our restaurant upstairs, and a cafe, gallery, and fair trade store downstairs. And shhh! We've also got a secret terrace! You can now make your own juice on our bicycle blender with views of Quito! Our new menu has many of our classic vegetarian dishes, using organic local produce, along with our popular pastas and sandwiches. The downstairs cafe offers hand drip and Japanese siphon coffee, and a wide selection of herbal, fruit, and medicinal teas and infusions from across Ecuador. We also continue to have Quito craft beer, and our own artisanal brews. They sell out quick, but a high octane Belgian Triple or Triple IPA from our 10 gallon is only ever a few days away. Look for us on Facebook where we announce what's ready. And every Friday morning we open up the doors to our garage and feature some of the farmers from whom we source our produce and products. So come by and get your organic veggies straight from the source! We are excited to be part of the bustling Mariscal district and will be extending our evening hours for summer! Thank you for these amazing years of support and we look forward to seeing you in our new locale! The La Cuchara family.
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