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Octava de Corpus

#72 of 1,054 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
593 2952 989
12:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why we were the only people in this restaurant in October I cannot figure out. The food was excellent, the wine cellar beyond comparison. The host could not have been more friendly.

Thank Colette B
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant decor lives up to the descriptions - interesting artwork covering the walls and a wonderful selection of wine. The service was impeccable - the host is an eccentric friendly man and the waiter was attentive. However it may be because it was off season but the food was mediocre and expensive. The starters were almost all seafood (my... More 

Thank Iku00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is certainly the best place in Quito. The food is up there with other top restaurants, but the wine cellar and the ambiance is what sets it apart from the rest. Service is truly impeccable, a must go place if you visit our capital.

Thank Marcelo G
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful environment, great food, unique wine cellar and very welcoming host. Highly recommended when staying in Quito.

Thank Margaret G
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a very unique restaurant. This is a former home FILLED with famous art work, a great selection of wines, and antiques. The owner gave us a tour of the entire restaurant and insisted we take photos in all the various rooms. He is a very warm and welcoming man and made our diining experience wonderful. Food was very... More 

Thank Barbara L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

A fabulous dining experience. We loved the setting which was in a Colonial style home. Loved the furnishing within the restaurant very unique, with art covering all the walls. Impressive wine cellar.

Thank Danthepower
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The owner Jaime is an eccentric and kind man. You can tell how much love and attention to detail goes into the cuisine, wine, and artwork throughout the restaurant. Stepping in is like walking into a completely different world, the cava downstairs is extensive and the wine pairings are amazing! A must see in Quito!

Thank MissAlessMalice
Miami, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you want a very special and unforgettable experience don't miss Octava de Corpus. It is located in the heart of the historic district. The old colonial home is converted to a restaurant with each room unique and distinctive. It is a feast for the eyes with artwork and striking features. Jaime will assure your personal experience with a tour... More 

Thank Sheryl A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This restaurant is unique in all forms. I really loved the quality of the meat and the selection of wines! Yesterday was seriously the best wine I've ever had (very fine wine: 2 bottles costing $5000!) The owner of the restaurant is extremely friendly and compassionate and the waiter was also very nice and disciplined! The environment is very calm,... More 

Thank pereiratrips
North London
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Wandering around town, just slightly away from the centre we passed this place and thought it looked interesting. Luckily we booked, not that it couldn’t have easily accommodated us on a Wednesday evening but it did give Jamie several hours to get his head around the idea of a vegetarian customer. Inside it is just as described, the creased paper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989

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