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Octava de Corpus

#71 of 1,115 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
593 2952 989
12:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:45
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband and I had Christmas Eve dinner here so the menu was set. We may have enjoyed it more had we been able to select our meal. We had made a reservation for 6:30 and when we showed up were told that dinner wasn't starting until 7:30 and that we should walk around the neighborhood until then. It wasn't... More 

Thank Caitlin H
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! The walls are covered in artworks, and every surface contains some kitsch object, or a bottle of wine. After choosing our mains we were invited into the wine cellar to choose our wine. Then given a tour of the artworks. It was an intimate, quirky, warm and friendly experience. The food was standard simple fare but... More 

Thank WanderingDavy
Ottawa ON
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was pretty quiet on a Tuesday night, so we got lots of attention from our gracious host. The wine cellar was a bit daunting, especially since we did not want to drink that much - we had a half bottle of recent vintage red from Argentina that was great. The food was quite OK, but go for the experience,... More 

Thank We_are_Canadian_eh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Why we were the only people in this restaurant in October I cannot figure out. The food was excellent, the wine cellar beyond comparison. The host could not have been more friendly.

Thank Colette B
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant decor lives up to the descriptions - interesting artwork covering the walls and a wonderful selection of wine. The service was impeccable - the host is an eccentric friendly man and the waiter was attentive. However it may be because it was off season but the food was mediocre and expensive. The starters were almost all seafood (my... More 

Thank Iku00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is certainly the best place in Quito. The food is up there with other top restaurants, but the wine cellar and the ambiance is what sets it apart from the rest. Service is truly impeccable, a must go place if you visit our capital.

Thank Marcelo G
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful environment, great food, unique wine cellar and very welcoming host. Highly recommended when staying in Quito.

Thank Margaret G
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a very unique restaurant. This is a former home FILLED with famous art work, a great selection of wines, and antiques. The owner gave us a tour of the entire restaurant and insisted we take photos in all the various rooms. He is a very warm and welcoming man and made our diining experience wonderful. Food was very... More 

Thank Barbara L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

A fabulous dining experience. We loved the setting which was in a Colonial style home. Loved the furnishing within the restaurant very unique, with art covering all the walls. Impressive wine cellar.

Thank Danthepower
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The owner Jaime is an eccentric and kind man. You can tell how much love and attention to detail goes into the cuisine, wine, and artwork throughout the restaurant. Stepping in is like walking into a completely different world, the cava downstairs is extensive and the wine pairings are amazing! A must see in Quito!

Thank MissAlessMalice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Junin E 2-167 | Plaza de San Marcos, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 593 2952 989

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