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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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“steak” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
“view makes” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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
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
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...More

Thank service197
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...More

Thank asecqu
Elventanal Q, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

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...More

Reviewed 20 December 2015

I visted the restaurant for a dinner with coleagues and the food and service were very good, but on the other hand the restaurant is in a poor and insecure site of the town. I don't recommend to visit this restaurant if you are not...More

Thank Dustin G
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Nice, well designed restaurants. Located on a hill up above the view of large part of Quito. Good food. Good service. Can prepare vegan food but better order in advance.

Thank David D
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Having been here for the last 3 days in Quito we have had an amazing time. Until this evening when we were told that we would enjoy ourselves at this restaurant, yes the view is fantastic but not the service or the food. We ordered...More

Thank freespirit208
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Unfortunately for us, this restaurant came highly recommended. We decided to visit it on our last night out in Quito and we were expecting something special. We almost left twice but ended up staying and regretting it. The place was busy as there was a...More

Thank Hardoil
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is such a beautiful, elegant restaurant and the view over Quito is just fantastic !!! I visited his restaurant with my friend on my last night in Ecuador and we just wanted to experience typical Ecuadorian cuisine. It was beyond my expectation ... The...More

1  Thank Renata N
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Sept 23 The B & B hired two taxis to take us there. We were dropped off in a parking lot about 100 yards from the resto. The pathway is well-lit and a security man is on duty, but still a little unsettling knowing we...More

Thank alohatripper
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Restaurant Details

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