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SusanB Jan 15, 2014 07:11 PM

We'll be in Quito in mid-February, just after our wedding anniversary. Rather than celebrating at home in Toronto, we think we'd like to go somewhere special when we're in Quito. I was thinking of Zazu - the menu looks great. What time do people go out for dinner in Quito? Is it like Buenos Aires where we might go at 10 PM or later? I certainly don't have a problem going later if it is. Thanks.

  1. bunnylicious Feb 11, 2014 07:52 PM

    Any other recommendations?

    I will be there in April. Hoping to try something new.

    Cafe Mosaico has a pretty spectacular view of the city. I wouldn't consider it for an anniversary dinner, but I don't remember the food being that bad - it was fine (this was either in 2006 or 2009, can't remember when I last went).

    I went to Zazu in 2009 and really enjoyed it. Probably my favourite meal of all my trips to Ecuador.

    In 2012, we went to Segundo Muelle. I liked this, but not as much as Zazu. This may have been because of the company though, or maybe the atmosphere (it was really quiet the whole time we were there). Another restaurant we visited on that trip was Boca del Lobo. Again, not a place I would consider for an anniversary. The food was nothing spectacular but it tried to be a little creative and the atmosphere was fun.

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      SusanB Jan 22, 2014 03:12 PM

      Thanks Phelana!

      1. phelana Jan 21, 2014 07:24 PM

        We liked Zazu very much. Our taxi driver had a hard time finding it. We saw sunset at Cafe Mosaico (don't eat here) and went to Alma Cocina for the best dinner of our life. We dined at the chef's table and had over 8 courses. Sublime. I'd go to Alma over Zazu if you can score the chef's table. We live in Bonaire/Dutch Caribbean so tell the chef Annie and Maggie said hi..we were there in 2010 so our info is a bit dated but I hear it's still spectacular.

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