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La Michoacana

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Elia Liut OE3 180 y Avenida Brasil, Quito 170150, Ecuador
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was expecting more . Would return for sides, sauces and wonderful chip like bread and try the soups. Food was simple but wasn't overly impressed . Prices fair for portions. Good service and refills without an issue.

Thank esshop
Quito, Ecuador
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food was delicious, the portions very generous and the spicy sauces, well, SPICY :) But the thing that impressed me the most was the service. It was quick and always with a smile. It was the perfect place for a Sunday lunch. Extremely recommended!

Thank TurroBacan
Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Recommended, they offer a variety of Mexican food . I ate a burrito, ITS cost was $ 7 and was delicious . Depending on the day of the week will offer special drinks like juices . The place is very nice decorated with bright colors with a very Mexican atmosphere . If you go by car there are several places... More 

Thank Emilia F
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Although the place itself could use some improving, it is among the top #3 Mexican spots in Quito. Unbeatable cochinita, awesome tacos al pastor and excellent Micheladas. I always go back for more when craving mexican food.

Thank LeRestauranteur
Ubud, Indonesia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Pozole only on weekends. Crowded for a good reason. I think lunch only. We take couple dozen tortillas home with us. Maybe next time will bring a large sealable container to take a bunch of pozole with us and freeze it.

Thank S J
Quito, Ecuador
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Most of the times I don't mind chaotic places, but this time it was stressing.... I'm totally down for Mexican food specially when it's advertised as "real Mexican!" However I found this tacos to be super simple and totally not impressed! For the buck you spend even pricy! The bathroom was not in good shape and there was not even... More 

Thank Miggss
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This restaurant is not the best choice, not easy to find, food is normal, prices are quite high, service is nice but food service is slow. Information in the menu is not clear.

Thank Sonia F
Lodz, Poland
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I have never been to Mexico but this was the best mexican food I have ever eaten. I lived for a couple of months near La Michoacana - be there early because it closes at 17 and it is always full. From the city center it's quite a long distance, but it's totally worth it. Fantastic tortillas (i heard that... More 

Thank betterlostthanfound
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107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you are looking for great Mexican food in Quito, can't miss this place! The place is very VERY small and it might be difficult to get a table, but it is worth the wait if you have the time... or, what most people do, is order ahead and take the food home with you. The place is very simple,... More 

1 Thank MCN73
Quito, Ecuador
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I went for the tortillas, I stayed for the tacos. It's always good to cook on a full stomach and I couldn't treat my friends to real Baja California fish tacos without proper tortillas (nixtamalizando corn is still a mystery to me). I'll definitely be back for all the Mexican food I miss so much. Nothing beats a hangover like... More 

Thank Cocibolca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elia Liut OE3 180 y Avenida Brasil, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: 2465199
Sector El Bosque

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