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Mea Culpa

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Ecuadorean, International
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Chile y Venezuela | Palacio Arzobispal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-295-1190
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19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:15 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Quito
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be an expensive restaurant, but the food, the ambience, the staff - all is delightful. We had a table by the window overlooking the Plaza de Independencia. Great view, and a beautiful square.

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Princeton
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Mea Culpa located on 2nd floor of the Archidiosal Building offers great ambiance and food. The restaurant has tables set on the outdoor courtyard offers live music from local bands on the weekends. Canelazo, a typical winter Ecuatorian drink is a must! Spicy aguardiente/citrus will warm you all over!!!

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Thank patnoelle
Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This Restaurant is so expensive! The staff attentive, but the ceviche was terrible! We thought we were eating at a very nice place but the result was terrible! The food is so poor! This is not the place to order ceviche: the fish was precooked! Very very very pricey! Not a good place to eat!

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Thank Jabrieva
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great location and attentive staff however is to expensive and the taste and quality of the food we ordered was really poor. We thought we were going to a high end restaurant but In my opinion it's a cheap restaurant with scandalous prices. If you enjoy cebiches don't order one in this place. You're going to be disappointed because the... More 

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Thank Alejandra B
Santiago, Chile
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

if you want to have a good high quality loca food restaurant, thesis it. Beautiful decoration, variety of menu options yet i find it quite expensive for average tourists

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Thank Alexander P
London
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Mea Culpa as it was recommended in a guide book and was close to our hotel. Lovely restaurant, formal service very expensive, particularly the wines. The food was nothing special and we were the only guests!! I am sure you can eat better and much cheaper in Quito

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Thank RagnhildLondon
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

this was a high end restaurant we were celebrating a birthday, the staff were exceptional, 4 star meal.

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Thank Leonie F
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The restaurant is beautiful and our wait staff was attentive and courteous. The food wasn't the BEST we had in Quito but it was certainly very good.

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Thank Robin P
new norcia Australia
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great food. A beautiful old world hotel and we were the only customers. High quality food wine and service.

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Thank glentromie
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

If you visit Quito and want to have a nice dinner, mea culpa is a great option. Located in the main square of Quito, Plaza de la Independencia, this restaurant gives you the opportunity to enjoy a good meal while having a nice view and having a good warm cocktail called "canelazo". After that you can enjoy a nice walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Ecuadorean, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:15 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:15 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:15 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:15 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile y Venezuela | Palacio Arzobispal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-295-1190

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