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The Restaurant at Casa Gangotena
Casa Gangotena Tigrillo
A taste of Ecuador’s past, present, and future

Discover the flavors of Ecuador in a historic setting

Drawing inspiration from Ecuador’s abundantly rich and diverse ingredients, Casa Gangotena has crafted a creative and unique signature cuisine. We take pride in constantly exploring and experimenting with the myriad of flavors, scents, textures, and ancestral cooking techniques that come together in Ecuador’s gastronomy and culture. At our restaurant, we offer a delightful range of dining experiences, including breakfast, lunch, Cafe Quiteño (our version of “high tea”), and dinner.

A special space for every occasion

Beyond being a hotel in Quito’s Old Town, Casa Gangotena offers an immersive experience of the city, allowing you to embrace it in your own way. Our spaces provide a serene sanctuary to read, dream, and contemplate the astonishing surroundings that envelop our unique location. It’s not just a place to stay— it’s an opportunity to fully connect with the essence of Quito and create cherished memories.

Casa Gangotena Events at the Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

The third-floor panoramic terrace offers romantic, panoramic views of Quito’s historic cityscape, providing the perfect backdrop for tea, coffee, cocktails, or vintage wine. Spot iconic churches like Santa Clara, La Merced, San Agustin, Santo Domingo, La Compañia, and the neo-Gothic Basilica in Quito’s Old Town. And if luck favors you, you might even catch a glimpse of the distant, snow-capped Cayambe volcano to the northeast!
Our Garden

The Garden

Escape the bustling city and find solace at our walled garden—a tranquil sanctuary. Here, you can unwind, savor a cup of tea or an ice-cold beer, and simply contemplate life. Embrace the serene ambiance amidst native trees, plants, and blooming flowers, as the gentle sound of the burbling stone fountain soothes your soul.
VIP Salon at Casa Gangotena

VIP Salon

The VIP Salon 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. Whether it’s a memorable wedding reception, educational lecture, or a productive meeting, this exquisite space can accommodate up to 25 people.
The Bar at Casa Gangotena

The Bar

A haven for sophisticated travelers, offering relaxation amidst leather chairs, comfortable banquettes, wood paneling, and captivating oil paintings. Discover secluded nooks, light-filled window seats, or take a load off at the noble wooden bar to savor an Old Fashioned or our specialty cocktails, skillfully crafted by our bar staff. For a delightful treat, indulge in a world-class gin tasting and deepen your firsthand knowledge of this beloved spirit. Our bar provides the perfect space to end the day!

The Best Ecuadorian Cuisine Awaits at the Restaurant in Quito!

Loggia at Casa Gangotena

Dietary restrictions? We’ve got you covered!

At Casa Gangotena, we pride ourselves on offering an inclusive dining experience that caters to all our guests. Whether you have dietary restrictions due to whatever reason, our expert culinary team is well-equipped to accommodate your needs. With advance notice, we can customize our menu options to suit vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other specialized diets, ensuring a memorable and worry-free dining experience for everyone!

Restaurant Reviews



Old Quito has regained its luster, with so many ways to mix luxuries à la Casa Gangotena with simple pleasures. The hotel can arrange for a Live Quito Like a Local tour that takes in visits to artisans, sweets makers, and even a traditional miller in the San Roque area.


The hotel is known among business clientele for its wonderful afternoon tea, which is served either in the restaurant or in a quiet internal patio facing the garden. Some of the tea infusions are made with fresh herbs from the orchard and there is also a blend of Ecuadorian coffee roasted exclusively for the hotel.

-Financial Times

The three-story Renaissance-inspired structure, originally built as a home in 1534, combines neoclassical elements with modern custom-made furniture, and its rooftop terrace offers wrap-around views of Quito’s Old Town.

-Robb Report