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Cafe Plaza Grande

#76 of 1,332 Restaurants in Quito}
€€ - €€€Latin, , Spanish
Garcia Moreno N5 16 | Chile esq, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-251-0777
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (29 reviews)
“ceviche” (20 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Garcia Moreno N5 16 | Chile esq, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

During our one day tour of Quito we were scheduled to have lunch here. It was on the main square in old town so it was an older building but the restaurant was very nice and the food was quite good. They had a magical...More

Thank Travelingigi
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Located in the Historic Center it's easy access during your touring day. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The arrival of my husband's ice cream was announced by a gong, music and delivered by a figure dressed as a hooded monk. And, the...More

Thank MrsAAM
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our tour group had lunch here during our day tour of Quito. The food was very good, beautifully presented and quite tasty (but not exceptional). The appetizers we had types of empanadas) were really good with great flavor. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was that in...More

Thank Scohn
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 12 (4 kids). We wanted the Empanadas de Viento and they has none (they are really popular. So it was very surprising) then we wanted empanadas de verde but they were also out. In general the food was regular. Expensive...More

Thank Isabel A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch based on location and reviews and were not disappointed! The staff are very friendly and upon arrival we were given a lovely table in the window so we looked out onto the square and could watch the world go by....More

Thank ReviewWriter13
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I had some ceviche and fish for lunch. But the most memorable thing was the ice cream desert served with dry ice. The kids LOVED it. If you can go upstairs there is a beautiful view of the plaza area.

Thank boymomdfw
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Having done a walk through Old Town Quito I ended up at the square at around lunch time. There are some smaller establishments on the square for a lighter lunch but I wanted something traditional and slightly more comfortable. The Cafe Plaza Grande is a...More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch and had the set menu. The location was great, very comfortable and a good mix of clientele so interesting people watching. Plantains chips and dips were provided on arrival which were lovely. The juices were also tasty. The starters were a...More

Thank lesleymulhall
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at this cafe right in the middle of the square in Old Town. It looks quaint and we had a typical Ecuadorian lunch which started with fried chips of plantain, and different varieties of potato and sweet potato with 3 types of dips....More

Thank CorkyNj
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Our Quito tour had us booked here for lunch. We all seemed to enjoy our meals very much but the dessert was delicious and served with a special presentation.!

Thank Travelingigi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garcia Moreno N5 16 | Chile esq, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-251-0777
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Plaza Grande
This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country
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