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Restaurante El Ventanal

) #62 of 1,235 Restaurants in Quito €€€€ Latin, Seafood,
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-2232
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I immediately knew that I was expecting too much when I bit into the bread and it was noticeably stale and dry. I ordered Locro as an appetizer and it was nothing special. As a main course I ordered fish. The fish had not been...More

Thank Juan Pablo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fancy dining place. The view from the top overlooking the entire city includes the lighted up Panecillo Virgin looking down to the valley. The walls are all clear for the viewing. We placed our orders and we headed upstairs to take some...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 13 April 2017

El Ventanal is perhaps one of the best restaurants in Quito, not only for the delicious food and great service but for the unique view of the old Quito. Located n a very strategic place in the hills of San Juan, the view cant be...More

Thank JFVMwolf
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ok... you want to see Quito at night because it is absolutely beautiful, so that is why you come here , but unfortunately majority of the dishes are bellow average and the managers and waiters could care less . They seem to be counting on...More

Thank Mona P
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.

Thank danileins90
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Travelingigi
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

1  Thank Alejandra A
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...More

1  Thank too-err-ist
Reviewed 21 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....More

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Amazing view of Quito, the capital. I loved it when the lights start to light up the city The churches are beautifull from this angle Food was quite good. Staff very friendly

Thank travelingpam2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carchi y Nicaragua | San Juan, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-2232
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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.
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