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Restaurante El Ventanal

Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (4 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“amazing view” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was all alone in Quito and it was my b'day. A staff member at the hotel I was staying in, recommended this place for dinner. The view was absolutely FABULOUS!!! It felt real good to celebrate my b'day at over 9,000 feet above sea...More

Thank Shade16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quito is located in a bowl shaped terrain so when visiting the city you want to make sure that you have an evening meal near the top edge of the city. We took the tour book's and Trip Advisor's recommendation of El Ventanal and we...More

Thank Travelingigi
Reviewed 21 August 2017

El Ventanal is not the easiest place to access, but then the view is worth it ! It offers an incredible panorama of the city of Quito ! Service was good, and food was okay. Don't recommend the Ecuadorian steak which was quite disappointed. But...More

Thank AymericP27
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went here as part of our tour package as our last night in Quito before we left for the Galapagos. The service was really nice, and the view from the roof was amazing. We all had a celebratory drink on the roof, then sat...More

Thank Scohn
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Although it is difficult to find (especially after dark, even for cab drivers), this restaurant is well worth the trip. My husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary with a dinner at El Ventanal, recommended by Ecuadorian friends, and WOW! Getting there was a bit...More

Thank JoMich
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I immediately knew that I was expecting too much when I bit into the bread and it was noticeably stale and dry. I ordered Locro as an appetizer and it was nothing special. As a main course I ordered fish. The fish had not been...More

Thank Juan Pablo S
Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear customer, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that the food was not up to your expectations. As you can see from the vast majority of reviews regarding our cuisine, most customers find our dishes to be of quality befitting our their...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a fancy dining place. The view from the top overlooking the entire city includes the lighted up Panecillo Virgin looking down to the valley. The walls are all clear for the viewing. We placed our orders and we headed upstairs to take some...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 13 April 2017

El Ventanal is perhaps one of the best restaurants in Quito, not only for the delicious food and great service but for the unique view of the old Quito. Located n a very strategic place in the hills of San Juan, the view cant be...More

Thank JFVMwolf
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ok... you want to see Quito at night because it is absolutely beautiful, so that is why you come here , but unfortunately majority of the dishes are bellow average and the managers and waiters could care less . They seem to be counting on...More

2  Thank Mona P
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife and I enjoy this place, we came to have a romantic dinner!, we liked the food and very good service! We just would like to suggest to put music upstairs while your enjoying the view of Quito historical down town.

Thank danileins90
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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