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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

Simply the best. After 3 weeks in Ecuador this is the meal that me and my friend consider the best. Fresh, excellent seasoning and perfectly prepared. Plenty and great price.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

We tried there the Ecuadorian dish Corvina for lunch. The whole atmosphere at the Mercado Central is just great. We mixed up with locals around the clean stainless tables. The portion was large and we shared it as a couple. We both loved it. The...Corvina was perfectly prepared and served quickly. I can only recommend this place for a great lunch experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020

snob locals underestimate this place, they dont want to be seen or mention " i went to mercado central for lunch " my opinion, this place is very good , starting with underground safe parking , is a market with all this little places that...sell all kinds of dishes just like in Philadelphia, New york, L.A. vendors trying to capture your attention offering their specialities and telling you funny things. good seasoning, value and clean.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 January 2020

Both were very fresh and expertly prepared. The atmosphere was friendly and fun. A must stop for seafood. Excellent price for the value and quantity. Michael & Shirley

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

First of all, it's not cheap: fried fish with rice or potatoes and a small "ceviche" costs 6$. You can get a similar meal for lunch in Quito for half the price. Secondly, there is nothing special about the food. The fish was soft and...tasteless. You don't even realize it's fish. It is filling, but that's it. I have no idea why people rate it so well. I wouldn't recommend to come here. Go elsewhere for a menu del día, pay less and be more satisfied.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2019

While traveling through Quito the Galapagos, Don Jimmy had one of my wife's favorite meals. She loved their fried whitefish, as did I, and especially love that it was so cheap. Our two meals with a drink were around $10. We also grabbed some fruit...at another vendor while we were there.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019

Really enjoyed the fish. Ate there more than once because of fish and value. Served like a restaurant in the middle of the market. Very authentic, Ecuadorian environment. Our walking tour ended at this market. Great place for lunch. Nice people. We ate there so...much, they gave us a souvenir cup! Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

This central market was one of the cleanest that we’ve visited on our travels. Several restaurants are set up in a food-court style setting with metal picnic tables. The fried corvina from Don Jimmys was excellent and enough for two of us to share. Beware,...all the workers from the different restaurants were the same uniform and will try to sell you food/drinks from their stall. We ordered our food from Don Jimmys, but our drinks from the restaurant next door. The waitresses got into a minor verbal spat with each other which was interesting to watch. Great fish lunch for 7 bucks! We then walked (daylight) to climb the Basillica about 15 minutes away.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Delicious fish and cevice and a very generous portion. Staff is super friendly and helpful! Nice place to eat.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 12 May 2019

The site is not very comfortable, many people come to ask for money and want things, but the fish is one of the best I've ever tasted.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy offers takeaway services.

Las Corvinas de Don Jimmy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4