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El Arabe

Reina Victoria 627 & Carrion, Quito, Ecuador
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (16 reviews)
“shawarma” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Reina Victoria 627 & Carrion, Quito, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of places you can get a shawarma in Quito, but El Árabe is far above the rest. I've been going there since 2004, and I have seen it grow from a tiny, informal business to the sizeable restaurant it is today....More

Thank EuleraC
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

El árabe is one of the few restaurants in Quito were you can eat a late lunch or a late dinner. Not mind-blowing but consistent middle easter food. The service can improve considerably. The recent price hike changed the restaurant from moderate to expensive.

Thank cpga81
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It's a little overpriced, but the food is decent and portions are big. We live in Ecuador and go there every now and then to vary our meals. It's in a good location between Plaza Foch and the artesanal market.

Thank Traveler_snooze
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The food is good, but kind of pricy for the quality. I did not like the decoration (non-existent) and the atmosphere is like a fast-food grill. kind of. Although the service was good, but I don't think I would go here again.

Thank Josefina S
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I am from the middle East and familiar with the cousin. Very expensive and very low quality. Many better restaurants nearby.

Thank hamid878
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend and ordered a mixed platter, a shawarma, tea for two and tree tomato juice - the food was rather ok-ish, really nothing special but no exatly terrible either. Same thing with service - has much potential for improval, to say it...More

Thank oesteflan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We returned last week from a 10-day jaunt through central Ecuador and the Amazon rain forest. Outside of the bacon-like taste of some grubs we tried, we dined on mostly "tipico" Ecuadorian cuisine. Back in Quito, and starved for flavor, we chose El Arabe, near...More

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The food is simply amazing , best oriental food I've tried so far !!!! Everything is freshly made , the mayonnaise they have is hand made and even the hot sauce is one of the best ever , they have a vegetarian menu it's absolutely...More

1  Thank Christina E
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I was duped by the 4stars and half, I thought this was a genuine Lebanese restaurant The shawarma was dry and cold , batata hara and the humus were tasteless Never ever

Thank Ahmed Y
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I could describe every dish on the menu, but it wouldn't be fair to them because the flavor is beyond words, the lamb specialties are amazing every one has its distinctive characteristics, going from fresh flavors, to Mediterranean typical gastronomy , kind of makes you...More

1  Thank GonzoTri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reina Victoria 627 & Carrion, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 5932549414
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