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Fine Dining

Flooded with natural light in the morning and elegantly lit in the evenings, our restaurant combines all the elements of a memorable dining experience in the heart of Quito’s Old Town.

Discover the flavors of Ecuador

Inspired by Ecuador’s stunningly-rich and diverse ingredients, Casa Gangotena has developed its own creative take on signature cuisine. We aim to continuously explore and experiment with the flavors, scents, textures and ancestral cooking techniques that make up Ecuador’s gastronomy and culture.

Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, brunch (only on Sundays), Café Quiteño (“high tea”), and dinner.

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Meet the chef

Casa Gangotena’s menu was designed by our Le Cordon Bleu-trained gastronomic director, Byron Rivera. His 19 years of experience throughout different regions (including the Galapagos and Ecuadorian rainforest) have allowed him to develop a highly unique approach to cooking. Byron and his team use sustainably-grown ingredients from different regions of the country to create menus that faithfully reflect the culinary essence of Ecuador. They also incorporate ancestral knowledge in their cooking methods, along with Spanish and European touches. Modern cooking techniques are also a part of their unique culinary style.

“I wouldn’t call it a fusion. It’s more like a synergy of different cultures, or flavors working in harmony, that comprise our cuisine. And it’s by no means traditional, either. What we try and do is continuously pay homage to colonial-style cuisine, all while applying modern techniques and different ingredients,” he says.

Our innovative culinary team is constantly on the lookout for techniques that will help foster the evolution of Casa Gangotena’s cuisine! Keep an eye on this space for the next chapter!

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A special space for every occasion

Casa Gangotena is not only a hotel, but a place to experience Quito in your own way, with spaces to read, dream and contemplate the astonishing surroundings.

The Crimson Room

The Crimson Room once served as the ballroom of the Gangotena family. It has now been renovated to serve as the perfect space for intimate dinners or small celebrations. It also makes for a superb space for meetings, wedding receptions or educational lectures, with room for up to 25 people.

The Garden

A calming sanctuary from the buzz of the city, our walled garden is a place to sit back, drink a tea or an ice-cold beer, and contemplate life. Surrounded by native trees, plants and flowers, the burbling stone fountain provides the perfect, soothing soundtrack.

Rooftop Terrace

The third-floor, panoramic terrace’s romantic views encompass the city and provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy a tea or coffee, cocktail, or vintage wine. Challenge yourself to spot all of Quito’s iconic churches, including Santa Clara, La Merced, San Agustin, Santo Domingo, La Compañía and the neo-Gothic Basilica. If you’re fortunate, the snow-capped peak of the Cayambe volcano will shine in the distance to the northeast.

A calming refuge

The Garden

A calming refuge from the buzz of the city, the garden is a place to sit back, drink a tea or an ice-cold beer, and contemplate life. The trickle of water from the stone fountain makes for a soothing soundtrack to ruminate to.

Intimate Dinners

The Crimson Room

Perfect for intimate dinners or small celebrations, the Crimson Room is a private space that can also be used for group briefings (pre Galapagos or Amazon, for example) or board meetings. The former dancing room of the Gangotena family is also suitable for small wedding receptions and can seat up to 25 people.

Romantic Views

Rooftop Terrace

The third-floor, panoramic terrace’s romantic views encompass the city and provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy a tea or coffee, cocktail, or vintage wine. Challenge yourself to spot all of Quito’s iconic churches, including Santa Clara, La Merced, San Agustin, Santo Domingo, La Compañía and the neo-Gothic Basilica. If you’re fortunate, the snow-capped peak of the Cayambe volcano will shine in the distance to the northeast.

The Bar

A den for sophisticated travelers, our bar invites you to relax amid its leather chairs, comfortable banquettes, wood paneling and oil paintings. Secluded nooks and light-filled window seats, as well as the noble wooden bar itself, are the ideal spots to indulge in an Old Fashioned or one of the sophisticated specialty cocktails prepared by our bar staff. As an added treat, why not brush up on your firsthand knowledge of one of the world’s favorite spirits with our world-class gin tasting? A pleasant way to end the day, indeed!

Café Quiteño

Casa Gangotena breathes new life into this classic Quiteño equivalent to British “High Tea,” which is served at the tables or sofas of our orchid- and flower-filled patio. We offer a selection of premium Ecuadorian coffees, infusions made with herbs and flowers (some of which are fresh from the garden), as well as exquisite pastries and sandwiches.

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Brunch

What would Sunday be without a deliciously late breakfast spilling over into lunch? Our Sunday Brunch is a festival of North American, European and Ecuadorian classics, from bacon and pancakes to corviche and tigrillo, accompanied by tropical juices and unlimited sangrias. Please be sure to reserve in advance, as spaces do tend to fill up rather quickly.

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