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Quito Restaurants

The Magic Bean

  • Mariscal Foch 681 Map It
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  • Eclectic

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

High-quality food and a relaxed vibe draw travelers, expatriates, and locals to "the Bean" to socialize over crisp salads and do business over cappuccinos. Blackberry pancakes and bagels are served for breakfast, while the lunch and dinner menu emphasizes soups, sandwiches, pastas, and shish kebab. The atmosphere is casual and the service friendly; if you're solo, you'll feel very comfortable here. Check out the back wall with a selection of giant Far Side cartoons.

The Magic Bean also has live music some nights.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Mariscal Foch 681, at Juan León Mera, Quito, 170143, Ecuador

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Phone:

02-256–6181

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 06/22/2011

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Nov 22, 2008

must go

Tasty and trustworthy food. I loved my vegetarian stuffed peppers with avocado and tomato salad. The natrual juices and coffees were superb. I sat with my laptop and used the free wifi while surrounded by dozens and dozens of foreign travelers

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Mar 2, 2007

Worst food we had in Ecuador

On Fodor's recommendation we went here for dinner, and were sorely disappointed (only Fodor's rec that hasn't been good!) Of our two entrees, the steak was literally swamped in butter (as were its veggies), and the Hawaaian burger... well suffice to say, we would have been way better off at Burger King. Very disappointing.

By Wayne

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Jan 24, 2006

Great Breakfasts.

I was adicted to this place for a while. Excellent healthy food with a varied menu. Try the whole wheat pancakes.

By Erin

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Apr 14, 2001

Great Food, But Not Typical Ecuadorian

The Bean has great food, great service, and a great location, especially if you are staying in "Gringo-ville" (the area around Las Amazonas). But be sure to find some places that serve more typical Ecuadorian food (which tends to be a lot cheaper). If you are looking for great food that is native to the Sierra, be sure to check out Ibarra (provincial capital of Imbabura, just North of Otavalo). There you will find everything from Las

Coloradas (fried pork) to cuyes (guinea pig) to helado de paila (frozen fruit juice similar to sorbet), yum!

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