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Las Quesadillas de San Juan
Ranked #292 of 1,785 Restaurants in Quito
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to enjoy the traditional Quesadillas Quiteñas, the Chimborazos, the Aplanchados and others, accompanied by a coffee or good chocolate, this is the place

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our first visit here was during a food tour; we were in the basement folding quesadillas. (Imagine the I Love Lucy scene where she's working in the chocolate factory...) It was fun to see how these little pastries are made, even if we realised that we're not very good at folding!

Afterward, we went back upstairs to taste these lovely little parcels and have a cup of hot chocolate served with fresh cheese. We learned that the "proper" way to enjoy the hot chocolate was to break off pieces of the cheese and drop it into the hot liquid. Who would have thought that cheesy, gooey, hot chocolate would be a thing, but it is! In fact, it was so good we did another visit here at the end of our trip...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were taken here during our three-month visit to Quito by a friend who had grown up here, and who was of what appears to be the common opinion that the shop, which is actually called the Panaderia Pasteleria San Juan, sells the finest version of the pastry Ecuadoreans call a quesadilla in the City (or perhaps the world). It should be noted to begin with that an Ecuadorean quesadilla is more akin to what Americans, at least those in the Southwest, know as Mexican pan dulce than it is to the grilled cheese-filled tortilla referred to as a quesadilla in Mexican restaurants stateside. And this shop really does do the Ecuadorean "quesadilla" (a crispy pastry base, sort of like filo, turned up at the edges around a soft, slightly-sweet, cheese-flavored center) well. Worth noting however, is that they do other things too. On our rainy day visit, following an hour or so at the Quito Museum of Contemporary Art, which is located in the old Military Hospital across the road, we bought quesadillas and bizcocho to take home, but then sat down to enjoy traditional hot chocolate served with salty cheese and some big sugar cookies (galletas). It was a wonderful addition to that day in Quito. The family run shop, in which quesadillas have been made by four generations, is neat and clean (and also serves gelato in a variety of flavors, just in case you visit on a day when hot chocolate is not appropriate). We heartily recommend that you visit.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Its a nice little spot to get ice cream, coffee and the specialty is pastry and sweets. its a block away from the art musuem.

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Reviewed 24 December 2015

We took a Quito culinary tour through galapagosislands and this was our favorite stop (next to our own ceviche at the Plaza hotel) we liked it so well we asked to return at the end of the day for more quesadillas! Don't think tex-mex...these are a lovely sweet pastry!

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