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La Cuchara De San Marcos

$$ - $$$Latin, Healthy,
Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2342
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato soup” (2 reviews)
“empanadas” (3 reviews)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Healthy, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by my hostel and it was a gem. Food is fresh and affordable and authentically local dishes are offered with a vegan or vegetarian twist. I am in Quito for several days and intend to return to sample more dishes. Wait...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It is pretty hard to find a good vegetarian place in Quito and La Cuchara is definitely a great one! Most of the vegetarian food I found in town was asian, but in La Cuchara, they have a great selection of ecuadorian recipes. I really...More

Thank josberru
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I came here alone and loved it. The food was good and the staff was so nice. They explained all the different food I was eating and where it came from. They also allowed me to sample many different chocolates made by different chocolate makers...More

Thank PrestonP811
Reviewed 1 May 2017

La Cuchara de San Marcos offers a nice choice of Ecuadorian food - mostly organic and vegetarian / vegan variations. I was the last and only guest, but the staff was very friendly and helpful. They explained me their concept and ideas - they also...More

Thank Silke L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Cute restaurant that consistently delivers great food. I always stop here when I'm in town. The Plato Andino is my favorite, a simple but comforting locally inspired dish. The empanaditas are fried deliciousness. La Cuchara is a good place to bring Quiteños or Gringos alike....More

Thank terevelas
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I went with my family to La Cuchara de San Marcos last night and we all had a great time. We started with a super-tasty platter of cheese, potatoes, peppers and olives. Craft beer was legit for Quito, mulled wine was great, and we all...More

Thank Emerson S
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious vegan and vegetarian version of Ecuadorian traditional food in a cozy place, the ambiance and the music where really good. A must visit restaurant in Quito. They also have kombucha tea and good beer.

Thank Diana I
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Menu del dia with about 3 plates (herbal tea and dessert included). Very delicate, homemade. The menu is all vegan and organic!

Thank bamiotto
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Super cute vegetarian / vegan restaurant in Mariscal owned by a really adorable family! We loved everything we ate here and would definitely come back!

Thank Jess K
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Super nice staff with delicious vegeterian/vegan options and 2-3 meat options and all is organic. I loved the place. They also have some nice stuff to sell in their little shop.

Thank lily K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lizardo Garcia E8-08 y Diego De Almagro | Barrio La Mariscal, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-223-2342
  • E-mail
After four amazing years in the beautiful San Marcos neighborhood, we've moved! We are now centrally located in the Mariscal district--close to the Plaza Foch but still a bit away from the crowds and noise. Our new home is a two-story house that features our restaurant upstairs, and a cafe, gallery, and fair trade store downstairs. And shhh! We've also got a secret terrace! You can now make your own juice on our bicycle blender with views of Quito!

Our new menu has many of our classic vegetarian dishes, using organic local produce, along with our popular pastas and sandwiches. The downstairs cafe offers hand drip and Japanese siphon coffee, and a wide selection of herbal, fruit, and medicinal teas and infusions from across Ecuador.

We also continue to have Quito craft beer, and our own artisanal brews. They sell out quick, but a high octane Belgian Triple or Triple IPA from our 10 gallon is only ever a few days away. Look for us on Facebook where we announce what's ready.

And every Friday morning we open up the doors to our garage and feature some of the farmers from whom we source our produce and products. So come by and get your organic veggies straight from the source!

We are excited to be part of the bustling Mariscal district and will be extending our evening hours for summer!

Thank you for these amazing years of support and we look forward to seeing you in our new locale!

The La Cuchara family.
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