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Cafe Plaza Grande

#65 of 1,174 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Garcia Moreno y Chile, esq., Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-251-0777
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch and had the set menu. The location was great, very comfortable and a good mix of clientele so interesting people watching. Plantains chips and dips were provided on arrival which were lovely. The juices were also tasty. The starters were a salad and empanadas Both excellent, fresh and well presented. The mains were sea bass- very... More 

Thank lesleymulhall
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at this cafe right in the middle of the square in Old Town. It looks quaint and we had a typical Ecuadorian lunch which started with fried chips of plantain, and different varieties of potato and sweet potato with 3 types of dips. I had a steamed sea bass dish and with some picante sauce over it. It... More 

Thank CorkyNj
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122 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our Quito tour had us booked here for lunch. We all seemed to enjoy our meals very much but the dessert was delicious and served with a special presentation.!

Thank Travelingigi
Moscow, Russia
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I feel a little harsh giving one star as the service is very attentive at this Swissotel franchise or outpost, and you do get an old world colonial feel in the lavish dining room with a place-side location, and waiters dressed to the nines in three piece suits. However, I want to warn people off the restaurant as the food... More 

Thank Kotinka
Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Take one of the window seats to see the life on the Plaza the artistic shoe cleaners. Food was ok the service was fine. The staff of the hotel extremely friendly and helpfull we ordered a taxi and they took great care!

Thank chrieerbe
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148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It was raining and it was the perfect option to see the gloomy scenes of Quito in a cloudy and cold day. Only asked for a coffee. The atmosphere is relaxing and it makes you feel back in time. Saw other table that asked for a "cucurucho " ice cream... presentation was very very good.

Guildford, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is on the ground floor of the Hotel Plaza Grande and we decided to go there for lunch having already looked at the menu. It has good variety of foods but we wanted something fairly light. We had a Club Sandwich and Chicken Wrap, both came with small potato wedges. The Club Sandwich was good but the Chicken Wrap... More 

Thank Mike C
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We were here for lunch with 18 persons. We were not in a hurry, and our drinks came quick enough. Our food orders were slower and sporadic, but that was fine because there were so many of us. I had the Ceviche (mixed - with shrimp, crab and sea bass) which was more a cool soup that what i was... More 

Thank lid_9
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Had a dinner with friends and business partners that was very good. The "Locro de papas" was one of the best I have ever had. Service a little slow but polite and well versed on the menu. Would go back again to try the desert that comes with dry-ice and is served by a masked man.

Thank motoivo
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were seated at a window overlooking the Plaza and had a wonderful time watching all the activity in the square as well as right next to the cafe. A rather large meal for lunch no matter what you order so as usual we skipped dinner! The service was excellent and the restaurant decor beautiful.

Thank margotsmortgage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Moreno y Chile, esq., Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-251-0777
This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?