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Restaurante El Ventanal

Latin, International, Spanish, Ecuadorean
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Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
16:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The night time ambience, with the twinkle lights on the ceiling of the restaurant mirroring the lights of Quito through the windows, is magical. The complimentary drink, taken on the open air terrace, the service, and the food all add up to an unforgettable experience. Try the barracuda ... delicious! Highly recommend!

Thank Beverly M
Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Amazing view of Quito, the capital. I loved it when the lights start to light up the city The churches are beautifull from this angle Food was quite good. Staff very friendly

Thank travelingpam2013
Tena, Napo, Ecuador
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lets be objective. I have ever ever spent 120 bucks in any Quito restaurant and felt so busted. I took my dad and ex boss to this restaurant for dinner we had two entreet one bottle of wine and three main course. The ingridients are poorly selected. My daddys meal was not well cooked and soaked in oil. While mine... More 

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Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your opinion and your comments on our Facebook page. We apologise that the food was not up to your exacting standards. As you can see from other opinions and comments of both our Facebook and TripAdvisor, these issues are very rare and the vast majority of our customers enjoy the view just as much as... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We made reservations for a party of 6 and we well received. The decor and atmosphere are great. The view is amazing. The food isn't all that delicious. Just average.

Thank Balancedmp
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We chose this restaurant for a very special occasion, we were celebrating with our close family our civil union. We were interested on this restaurant because of the view the place offered, and were not disappointed at all. The view of this place is amazing and unique. What has totally disappointed us was the service we received and worst of... More 

Thank Maikel R
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife and I were part of a group of 36 which had a sunset experience at El Ventanal as a pre Galapagos cruise get together. The views were quite spectacular panoramas of Quito and its surrounding mountains. We had drinks on the roof terrace as the sun set and then dinner in the restaurant below. Given the large group... More 

Thank Ross H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We only had cappuccino and canelazo, which were fine, but it's the view -- from the restaurant and the terrace -- that is worth s special trip. Quito has some amazing views, and this is perhaps the best.

Thank David S
Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with a spectacular view of Quito. We had red tuna and a sirloin steak. Both dishes very tasty and good value for the price... Wines were pretty expensive (around 50$ a bottle). Alltogether a nice place!

Thank oliver_perren
Tucson, Arizona
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

To be fair, maybe my review doesn't reflect the quality of the restaurant as I was with a large group of 40. We had a pre-selected menu. The available appetizers (choice of 3) were forgettable. My supposed portabello mushroom pasta was actually made with cremini mushrooms (there is a big difference). Desert was exotic fruits which was enjoyable. I guess... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The location is simply spectacular, offering amazing views of the city and its surroundings (on clear days you can see snow-covered mountains from the restaurant). The food was also fantastic, I loved the tuna steak and my friend's salmon was also delicious. Service was friendly and fast, and the whole ambiance was really nice. One of my favorite restaurants in... More 

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Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the view from our restaurant and that the tuna and salmon were to your liking. We make sure at all times that our dishes are prepared with the best produce available from reliable suppliers and aim to always compliment this with friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, International, Spanish, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-2232
The panoramic restaurant El Ventanal is located in the historic neighbourhood of San Juan, offering a spectacular view of the colonial centre of Quito, the Panecillo and the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes.
The breath-taking view, accompanied by our refined international cuisine and a minimalistic interior, make El Ventanal a captivating place where quality and service give you an unforgettable experience.

We offer a variety of international dishes and creative Ecuadorian cooking, harmoniously paired with our extensive selection of wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?