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Juan Montalvo y 16 de Diciembre, Banos 010151, Ecuador
+593 98 553 2144
12:00 - 21:30
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London Ontario Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As soon as I arrived in Banos, my homestay mom Liz, took me to Quilombo (after asking if I eat meat. Yes!) She ordered the PARRILLA QUILOMBO ( Quilombo Full BBQ plate.) The meat just kept coming and coming and coming. There were plates of sausages (Blood sausage being one of them), pork and beef and a huge salad. The... More 

Thank Marjan G
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

They make it very clear that they don't serve Jews. I am not Jewish but I found it shocking that in 2016 a restaurant would refuse an entire group of people based on policy they don't agree with. I recommend not eating here on moral grounds, regardless of where you stand on Israel.

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quilo1945, Propietario at Quilombo, responded to this review
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Supongo que por no saber nuestro idioma UD CONFUNDE RACISMO CON GENOCIDIO, sin importarle en lo más mínimo su diferencia.... More 

Banos, Ecuador
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Good meat, odd menu of late but best steak in Banos. But I still hate that damn sign on the door. Yes, they are entitled to an opinion, but I don't eat there because of it.

Thank Lori P
quilo1945, Propietario at Quilombo, responded to this review
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Como tripadvisor no distingue entre lo que es un crítica culinaria y una crítica al pensamiento del dueño, me veo... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were very intrigued by the reviews of this place, as you can see for yourself they go from 5 marks where the place is reviewed for it’s great food and 1 mark where the place is reviewed for being racist or anti-Semitic. We decided to go and see ourselves. I have taken a photo of the sign and I... More 

Thank Gigi_Il_Bresciano
quilo1945, Propietario at Quilombo, responded to this review
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Me da gracias que me digan racista aquellos que por su práctica Sí lo son. gracias por su opinión y... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Don't let looks fool you... I Came here with some friends because it was close to the hotel, the place doesn't look that promising until the food arrives to your table. This is some very good argentinian steak-house with an ecuadorian touch!! 100% Recommended

Thank FMR301184
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I tried the vegetarian dish "parrila del jardin" - it was great. About eight different, fresh vegetables, prepared on the grill. I can highly recommend for all of those who like vegetarian food!

Thank Akz58
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I had the chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms. So much salt I couldn't finish it. There was no tenderloin available so didn't have the option of the only steak on the menu except for the one in the combo meal. Service wasn't great , half of our tables drinks were forgotten. Better places to go.

Thank loonietunes123
Englewood, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

One of the best (of only a few) places to get a fantastic steak in Banos- Argentinian Style, delicious!

Thank Jen K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

After trying it for the first time during a visit to Banos in 2009, I was hooked and Quilombo became my regular haunt for steak and wine in town. Interesting decor, good service, great selection of grilled meats and wines. The chef/owner seems like a bit of a kook, but in a good way. I thoroughy enjoyed each experience I... More 

Thank John K
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

As soon as I saw the anti-Semitic signs, I was out of there. However, there is even more to the story. After I left, he told my guide that the signs must've gone up the night before because he knew nothing about them. As you can see from the other reviews this was totally untrue. But he did tell my... More 

Thank bcooper434

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Argentinian, South American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Montalvo y 16 de Diciembre, Banos 010151, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 98 553 2144

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?