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This is one of the most stylish restaurants in the country and your best option for a fine dining experience in the Old Town. A stunning dining room on the second floor of the Teatro Nacional Sucre features heavy red drapes, white tablecloths, and high ceilings. In tandem with the tuxedo-clad staff, the effect is like being part of some sort of dinner theater. The contemporary New Andean–Mediterranean menu, prepared by Peruvian-born chef Julio Jose Avendaño, has plenty of highlights, like rabbit agnelloti with salvia and lemon, or grilled octopus with foie gras butter and 25-year-old balsamic vinegar. There are two options for five-course tasting menus and they're some of the best deals in Quito. Free transportation to and from hotels can be arranged with a call in advance.