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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Pretty good ecuatorian food, try the steak with shrimp. While you wait for your food you can enjoy a "Canelazo".

Thank Oswaldo R
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were at the restaurant at 7 pm and there were no people, but lot^s of reservations (?) - it seemsm that Ecuadorian go late for dinner. We only ate a Locre Soup, which was actually delicious. Service was attentive. I gave only two stars,...More

Thank Ursula M
Elventanal, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for your opinion. Indeed, the restaurant is fairly quiet at 7pm as most of our customers prefer to dine at around 8pm and 9pm. We are very glad to hear that the Locro de Papa (traditional Ecuadorian potato soup) was to...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015

We stopped here for lunch as part of our day tour. The view from the rooftop and inside the restaurant was unbelievable. It gives you a very good perspective of Quito. We wanted typical Ecuadorian dishes and was treated to traditional soup, main course was...More

Thank dreambig77
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We went here for Sunday lunch. The restaurant was very quiet. As everyone has mentioned the view is amazing. It was a bit tricky to find- our taxi driver asked a local person on the street. The food was very good- the steak was cooked...More

Thank Soundtraveller63
Elventanal, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your lunch at the restaurant as well as the view. Sundays are quite quiet but perfect if you want to enjoy a calmer meal as the restaurant can...More

Reviewed 23 July 2015

Not for the food just for the view, the place is simply beautiful and the view over the city are amazing. The service on the average and the food just simple nothing special or something to remember for... wine selection compare with other reviews I'm...More

Thank JST_Chile
Elventanal, Gerente at Restaurante El Ventanal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments and feedback. We apologies for any disappointment you might have experienced with the food. We will be informing our head chef about your comments and address any issues we can identify. Regarding our wine list, we did have...More

Reviewed 8 July 2015

The views over the old city are excellent and this is the only attraction. Sadly the food was average at best. The restaurant is very busy and the service is poor. It is a shame as improving the quality of the food would make a...More

1  Thank Anver Q
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Good place to go if you are near the old town. Upon entry you are served the Ecuadorian drink and asked if you want to go to the rooftop. It's a beautiful view of the city. Food choice isn't very exhaustive but decent. Service was...More

Thank vansrikanth
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

This was a great place for our last night in ecuador and indeed South America at the end of our 2 month adventure. Service was fab, food was perfect and the view was as good as the reviews said. The biggest difficulty was finding the...More

Thank HDJ88
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Having reserved a table we had an amazing view over Quito. The food was great; a nice big tasty medium steak with vegetables on the side. Many wine choices as well and in the background there was a saxophonist playing some nice jazz. In the...More

Thank Pcahoppe
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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