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Achiote Ecuador Cuisine

#16 of 1,309 Restaurants in Quito}
$$ - $$$Latin, South American,
Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
+593 99 338 8489
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (84 reviews)
“mango salad” (8 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
CUISINES
Latin, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 540 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection and quality of Ecuadorian food at this restaurant was very good. The prices are a bit expensive, but the restaurant is still recommended by me.More

Thank Jim M
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, all of the ingredients that we use in our dishes are top quality, totally organic and fresh, we also have a guitarist player that delights our customers on the weekends, these and some other qualities are reflected on the prices we charge our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed Achiote so much we returned for a second evening! At both visits we enjoyed the attractive, unpretentious dining room and the excellent service of Mario. All of the courses were beautifully presented, made with fresh, local ingredients and delicious. Favorites were the shrimp...More

Thank lynnemA5754CO
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, we really appreciate all of those wonderful comments left. All of the ingredients used on our dishes are 100% ecuadorian. The pulled pork meat dish that you wrote about is called Hornado, and is probably the most popular and traditional ecuadorian dish. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling on a tour to Galapagos and Ecuador— had a free night and tried this restaurant.. Excellent food and great service provided by Mario.

Thank Richard2Phila
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments left on tripadvisor, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope to see you again soon !!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Achiote was awesome, fantastic dishes, soup to die for and our waiter Kevin was Johnny in the spot, would highly recommend the starter dishes ( we shared three) then we each had our own bowl of soup, totally full

Thank Allison M
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments about our restaurant, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope you can visit us again soon so you can try the rest of the menu !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin was fabulous! Service great! Excellent local food and excellent service! Hornato pork plate was excellent! Delicious!!

Thank Annepongrass
Achiote Ecuador C, Manager at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, we appreciate your comments about our restaurant, we are glad you enjoyed everything, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an absolutely delicious dinner at Achiote. We had their ceviche, cuy and a pasta dish. We were certain about trying the cuy, but it was absolutely delicious! We would highly recommend that you try it. The wait staff was very attentive and provided...More

Thank LivingTheQLife
Achiote Ecuador C, Manager at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customers, we are glad you encouraged on trying the cuy, this is certainly a very popular and traditional ecuadorian dish. We've read what you posted on your web page, and we are thankful for all of the amazing comments left about the restaurant. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome food with tasty sauces. The staff was very kind as we were a loud group of old and new friends and they were super accommodating. The food was really great! AND delious wine!

Thank annevexler
Achiote Ecuador C, Owner at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear customers, we are glad you enjoyed the food and wines, for us it was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This place is a cut above the other restaurants near the Plaza Foch. The food is of high quality and is served by knowledgable staff. It’s cooked with love and it shows. The restaurant has a cool atmosphere and, the night we were there, a...More

Thank Stavros45
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Anxious to try some authentic Ecuadorian cuisine, we tried Achiote and we were not disappointed. The chocolate rice was a favorite!

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had live music, white table cloths and linen, ~$5-8 drinks, had apps and dinner. Lovely. Entrees $15-28. Memorable flavors. Nice treat.

Thank Nancy R
Achiote Ecuador C, Propietario at Achiote Ecuador Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear customer, we really appreciate your time to leave a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you had a good experience with us. It will be a pleasure to serve you next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Rodriguez 282 y Reina Victoria | La Mariscal entre Plaza Foch y Plaza Gabriela Mistral, Quito 593, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 99 338 8489
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Description
Coming to Ecuador, visiting the jungle, the Galapagos Islands and the great Andes region is an adventure. But this adventure is complemented with the best ecuadorian food offered by us, and our great Ceviche Ecuatoriano, our traditional soups, grilled meat and seafood, and a great selection of wines and drinks. Our modern cozy ambiance will generate an additional great experience in your visit. Call us now!
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