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Mama Clorinda

) #76 of 1,272 Restaurants in Quito $$ - $$$ Latin, , South American
Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4362
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“cuy” (33 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (42 reviews)
“empanadas” (24 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my partner's ribs and my pork were dry, chewy and horrendously overcooked. I found the plantain empanada exceptionally dry - however that may be what they usually are. The llapingachos were very nice, but overall not a nice dining experience at all.

Thank him331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were especially keen to try cuy during our Quito trip. Mama Clorinda restaurant is across the street from the Hop on / Hop off tourist bus so easy to locate. We had a lunch of tamale, humita, a seafood empanada and a whole cuy....More

Thank CFbonsai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area early Sunday evening and were after an early dinner. Mama Clorinda was open and the prices reasonable so in we went. We both had a single dish with one eye on the Chocolate Shop 100 m away for desert. The...More

Thank Bearded_Beast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Quito three times and have eaten at Mama Clorinda each time--twice with classes of my college students--and it is a perfect place to find authentic, delicious, reasonably priced Ecuadorian cuisine. I let my students order their own entrees, and also make certain...More

Thank JoMich
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place serves your standard Ecuadorian fare but at a price premium. Environment was pretty cosy at a hip part of the city so you'll see many people enjoying the night life in Quito. The stand out was the guinea pig which normally is served...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The food was good, but pricey for what it was (nothing really special). If looking for a splurge, there are better options, and if looking for similar food at a lower price, there are better options.

Thank Ninja13
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Finally got to try cuy, a national delicacy and it was tasty. Ordered the whole one but ended up taking half of it home after the appetizers. Also ordered the shrimp ceviches but expected more based on the price paid. Anyone who wants to try...More

Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Be warned that you will not leave this place hungry! Their portion sizes are enormous, so you may want to consider sharing a dish. Everyone in our group loved the food here, and the variety is impressive. I ate here a year ago and was...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Mama Clorinda's was delicious! They serve comidas tipicas (local food) and the selection was HUGE. Everything was wonderful, the service was great and the location in Plaza Foche was lovely. Prices were reasonable as well. Don't miss!

Thank Jolene M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This restaurant serves generous helpings of traditional Ecuadorean food. It is located just one block off very busy Plaza Foch across from a night club. The second floor has the more quiet and desirable seating and is recommended . My wife and I ordered an...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reina Victoria N 24-150 | Calama Quito, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-4362
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Ecuadorian cuisine restaurant just off Plaza Foch serves tasty national specialties . Try the llapingachos (fried pancakes of mashed potatoes with cheese) with steak or, for the adventurous, cuy (guinea pig). Mama Clorinda's as the place to have traditional Ecuadorian food.
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