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.
Theatrum Restaurant & Wine Bar
Inside the Teatro Nacional Sucre, across from the Swissôtel, Calle Manabí, Isabel La Catolica 24-560
Our Rating Neighborhood La Florestra/Old Town Hours Mon–Fri 12:30–4pm and 7:30–11:30pm, Sat 7:30–11:30pm, Sun 12:30–4pm Phone +593 2-257-1011 Prices Main courses $16–$28 Cuisine Type International Web site Theatrum Restaurant & Wine Bar