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El Crater Restaurant

Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-239-8132
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (10 reviews)
“hominy” (4 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch here overlooking the crater - though the clouds and mist blocked most of the otherwise great view. The room is clean and pleasant and the food is good.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We just went to this restaurant as part of a tour that had been arranged for us. The restaurant is located on a mountain overlooking a volcanic crater that is now used for farming. Very pretty view. Food was good - we had a lamb...More

1  Thank Standish
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a crater with great views. We spent a couple of hours enjoying great dishes and a local wine. Try their local soup called locro de papa. We tried their chicken filet and their bass. The food was great and friendly...More

Thank Julio B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The restaurant has a magnificent view of the crater. It is not only clean, but well presented. The food is quite good.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Not all tables in the restaurant have a view of the crater (which is a valley with farms); some face the parking area. The service was standard Ecuadoran, meaning untrained waitstaff. The food was OK, but also in Ecuadoran fashion, expensive for what it was...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We are so amaze of the view and the cleanest of the restaurant. The staff were very helpful. You need to be able to speek spanish to order the food. There were Illama outside the restaurant, kids love to play with them. The view were...More

Thank Putri D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a unique location with incredible 360 views of the entire valley. Had a group lunch with limited choices but found everything wonderful and tasty. Had adult beverages and just a great lunch stop to recharge for the rest of the day. PLEASE OFFER...More

Thank Marshall H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It was worth our drive up here for the view. We had a tapas kinda meal as we were not too hungry which the chef made especially for us from bits and pieces. They went out their way to be nice to us and accommodate...More

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a great lunch at El Crater after our visit to the Intinan Museum. Lunch was very good and the view of the some of the near by volcanos is great. Service was a little slow and the restaurant was not full, so plan...More

Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant overlooks a large crater. There are windows all around to enjoy the views. We went as a group and it seemed to be a bit challenging for the waitstaff to get our orders and get them served. Despite this, our meals were delicious....More

Thank lunanegra5
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mirador de Pululahua | Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-239-8132
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Strategically constructed at the border of the crater of a volcano, El Crater’s architectonic design grants the scenic sight of a 360 degrees view.Our menu offers a delicious selection of Ecuadorian and international cuisine as well as wines, cocktails and appetizers. El Crater Restaurant is divided in four main areas that can accommodate groups of up to 120 people. Each of these spaces has a different ambiance and views that change at each time of the day, perfect for business and social events.Connected with Ecuadorian and worldwide travel agencies, we accommodate thousands of visitors that on a daily basis arrive to our beloved Ecuador.
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