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Restaurante El Ventanal

$$$$Latin, Seafood,
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

4 of us were visiting Quito before joining our Galapagos tour and wanted good Ecuadorian food in a nice restaurant. We found El Ventantal had superior food, excellent wine, good service and a fabulous view ! We decided to walk to the restaurant because someone...More

1  Thank Travelingigi
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went there for the second time. It is worth the visit because of the amazing view. They always welcome you with a "canelazo" typical ecuadorian drink. The food is good even though for the second time I think that the tuna could be served...More

1  Thank Alejandra A
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We made reservations several weeks ahead from USA, based on the view. It did not disappoint! Complimentary drink on the Terrace was festive. Other diners were mostly local, not tourists (Xmas eve?). On this night the menu was limited and most of us got the...More

1  Thank too-err-ist
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....More

Thank Beverly M
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
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...More

Thank Elena Kruspkaia M
Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

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...More

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
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...More

Thank Maikel R
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...More

Thank Ross H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
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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