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Restaurante El Ventanal

Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Latin, Seafood, International, Ecuadorean
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

We enjoyed a birthday celebration here and the service was very good and thoughtful for this special occasion. The views are simply stunning! However, the food should be better given its prime location and the medium to expensive menu items. It's a great place to...More

Thank Maca29
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Went there with a group of 17 persons. It was raining very hard so we did not go upstairs. Locro was very good. I ordered the sea bass with couscous and shrimp. Sea bass was not cooked properly. Everything else was really good. Will visit...More

Thank mmg224
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Food is average. Vessels with cracks . For this prices these things has to be perfect. But the view to the old city is unforgettable.

Thank MariaBalan
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The view from the floor-to-ceiling windows is absolutely unforgettable. Best to visit after taking a city tour so you know what you're looking at. Our meals were very good and nicely served, but the main reason to eat here and the real attraction is the...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We dines at this restaurant upon recommendation by our hotel staff. The view of the city form this place high up on the mountain side to the west of the city is simply stunning. We came early, around 6:30 pm so that we could see...More

Thank DeshiMusafeer
Reviewed 4 February 2015

View is stunning and walk up Esmeralda and through the upper park will whet your thirst or appetite. We didn't eat there but had an afternoon drink and a photo session--just about used up the memory. Great friendly service.

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 30 January 2015

The prime attraction here is the view - for lunch or dinner. The food is an optional extra. We had a great evening here watching sun set over Quito and had a reasonable meal. But I would highly recommend the place to anyone just for...More

Thank JTMSydneyLondon
Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a shady entrance with no visible signs from street. The location has a great view, specially at night. One can desire more from service which I found a bit slow. Please visit before 8:00 PM if you prefer a more quiet/intimate dinner.

Thank WilverOmar
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Our local friend took us here to experience a beautiful view of Quito. It did not disappoint. We arrived for dinner when it was light and then watched the lights of the city come on as the dark descended. Beautiful! The food and service were...More

1  Thank earthgirlDenver
Reviewed 19 August 2014

To get to the restaurant is a bit tricky, follow the indications and you have to walk a block to get in there. The service was fantastic with everybody very attentive. The food was fantastic with great flavors and wonderful presentation. The view is fantastic,...More

1  Thank Enrique G
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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