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“Beautiful place”

Restaurante El Ventanal
Ranked #59 of 1,552 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife and I enjoy this place, we came to have a romantic dinner!, we liked the food and very good service! We just would like to suggest to put music upstairs while your enjoying the view of Quito historical down town.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

4 of us were visiting Quito before joining our Galapagos tour and wanted good Ecuadorian food in a nice restaurant. We found El Ventantal had superior food, excellent wine, good service and a fabulous view ! We decided to walk to the restaurant because someone told us it was a hard (uphill) walk and that we needed a taxi. Well, perhaps a taxi would have been a better choice but the walk was good for us !

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went there for the second time. It is worth the visit because of the amazing view.
They always welcome you with a "canelazo" typical ecuadorian drink.
The food is good even though for the second time I think that the tuna could be served more raw.

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1  Thank Alejandra A
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We made reservations several weeks ahead from USA, based on the view. It did not disappoint! Complimentary drink on the Terrace was festive. Other diners were mostly local, not tourists (Xmas eve?). On this night the menu was limited and most of us got the lamb. The portions were moderate, and the food was good, not great. We had verified that the vegetarian in the group could order from the regular menu and she ordered pesto pasta. They came back and said they were out of pesto (how can that be?). Very limited options after that. The owner's son was very gracious and spent time chatting with us. All in all, it was a wonderful evening and we would recommend this restaurant to visitors.

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1  Thank too-err-ist
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The night time ambience, with the twinkle lights on the ceiling of the restaurant mirroring the lights of Quito through the windows, is magical. The complimentary drink, taken on the open air terrace, the service, and the food all add up to an unforgettable experience. Try the barracuda ... delicious! Highly recommend!

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Thank Beverly M
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