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 converge in Ecuador’s gastronomy and culture.
Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, Café Quiteño (“high tea”), and dinner.
Chef Emilio Dalmau’s passion for life is reflected in the creativity he brings to the kitchen and in the excellent rapport he enjoys with his team. His search for the roots of our traditions and cuisine have taken him on a journey of discovery; forever evolving into incredible creations that never fail to surprise and delight the senses.
“Personally, I always make it a point to be happy about what I do. Through my cooking I communicate this happiness. And when it comes to gastronomy in this country, I want to set the culinary bar and inspire people to come visit us for our food.”
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!
Casa Gangotena is not only a hotel in Quito’s Old Town, but a place to experience the city in your own way, with spaces to read, dream and contemplate the astonishing surroundings.
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. It also makes for a superb space for meetings, wedding receptions or educational lectures, with room for up to 25 people.
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.
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 Old Town’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 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!
Casa Gangotena’s Restaurant 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.
What better way to start the day than with a delicious breakfast? At Casa Gangotena, we understand the importance of the first meal of the day and invite our guests to enjoy this experience in our restaurant. Delicious dishes, hot drinks, juices, and much more await to delight your palate.
None, because our House is your house. Because we want you to feel comfortable when you visit us, we focus on your comfort and safety. We have multiple spaces available to enjoy the flavors of the city reinterpreted, designed to reflect the history of Quito and to suit each occasion. Its accessible, elegant, and welcoming physical environment allows you to dress according to what you’re celebrating. With our restaurant, bar, rooftop terrace, inner patio, and VIP salon, you get the complete experience in each visit.
Our Mestizo Cuisine culinary proposal seeks to highlight the cultural richness of the city and the country in its evolution over time, which is why our gourmet menu is constantly updated, depending on the season.
Of our current gastronomic offer, we have two stellar recommendations. In the Octopus and Pork dish, a pairing of thin pork loin and a slice of octopus in a serrano ham crust is accompanied by Cuenca-style hominy and pickled radishes. In the Pork Bondiola dish, a slice of pork macerated for 72 hours is accompanied with lavender, balsamic vinegar, carrots, roasted beets, and sour cream. You’re going to lick your fingers!
Casa Gangotena Restaurant is always prepared to meet all the preferences and dietary needs of its diners. On our menu, you will find vegan options for starters, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Look for the vegan badge next to the dishes.
Accompany your exquisite meal with a delicious signature cocktail! Our beverage portfolio is a repertoire of original creations from our expert mixologist, whose new expressions of traditional Ecuadorian beverages honor Quito’s Andean roots and Spanish heritage as much as the culinary reinterpretations on our menu.
Casa Gangotena’s excellent staff and impeccable processes ensure timely, proactive, and culturally enriched service. Ask for children’s options on our menu when ordering at our restaurant. Our avant-garde gastronomy offers authenticity in flavors and textures.
Everyone can enjoy a memorable dining experience with us! The fact that this majestic hotel is located in an iconic square in colonial Quito means that the experience in the city continues inside our House.
Daily and regular flights connect Quito with major cities in South and Central America, North America (via Miami, New York, Houston, and Atlanta), and Europe (direct from Madrid and Amsterdam). The hotel is around an hour’s drive from Quito International Airport. We can arrange airport transfers at an additional cost. Please contact our front desk for more information, at (+593 9)9 714 6787.
With the best-preserved historic quarter in Latin America, Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a Heritage House, Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel is part of the destination. We enjoy a privileged location, central to everything of interest inside and outside the Historic Center. In addition, our guests receive free valet parking service when they visit us.
Our address is Bolívar Oe6-41 and Cuenca. See how to get here!