All vegan and organic. Serves set lunch (soup, main dish, small dessert) for $4. Offers cooking classes. Free wi-fi. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Ecuadorian
Luis Cordero E 3-31 (9 de Octubre)
Quito, Ecuador
Now Closed

Mon-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm



First Review by joakimikaoj
  • vegan

vegan food in quito

Posted on 04 / 12 / 2015

The only vegan restaurant in Quito.
Large range of choices but the food is not exceptional even if they propose original things with local ingredients.
The amaranth milk is very nice.

Pros: original, staff
Cons: nothing exceptional
  • vegan

Great food, organic ingredients, pleasant ambience

Posted on 09 / 04 / 2014

Quinua is a lovely place. They start with quality organic ingredients, and then prepare them with love and without anything artificial, and serve them as a balanced meal with a nice blend of pleasing flavors and textures.

I honestly don't understand the unsatisfied review below. Quniua's food isn't overly seasoned, and maybe that's why one person found it lacking in flavor, but since the ingredients they use are fresh, organic, and delicious, there's little need for seasoning.

The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff are gentle and sweet. I could happily eat here every day (and probably will while i'm in Quito).

There's a notice board in the back that describes the courses in the daily set menu, and also offers a few extras. You place your order at the counter and then pick up your tray when they serve it (though you can also just sit at a table they'll bring it to you).

Don't miss the pastries, desserts, and other items in the display case. They also have a few shelves of natural foods produced by an Ecuadorian women's cooperative.

Highly recommended.


Pros: Tasty organic Ecuadorian cuisine, warm people and atmosphere, inexpensive
  • vegan

Tasty, healthy, inexpensive

Posted on 02 / 01 / 2014

We were served a pre-set lunch of: soup, greens (maybe collard greens), a potato/fake meat thing, rice, steamed veggies, jam, and a vegan ceviche (tomatoey/cilantro soup served cold; the non-veg version would contain seafood), and juice. They also had tea that you could serve yourself. All of it was good, and it was a lot of food for only $4.25/person.

  • vegan

Worst food I had in Ecuador

Posted on 11 / 12 / 2013

Granted, there is little vegan food to be found in Ecuador, but I would have been better off going to just about any other restaurant. I took my three non-vegan traveling companions and they could barely look at the food, much less eat it.

Sorry, my expectations were low, considering the cost, but please, put a little more effort in creating an appealing and nutritious meal!

I would rate this one cow, but for reasons I don't understand, the lowest rating I can give a vegetarian restaurant is two cows.

Pros: cheap
Cons: no service, unable to identify food, no taste
  • vegan

Only vegan place in Quito?

Posted on 08 / 18 / 2013

As far as I know of, Quinua is the only 100% vegan place in central Quito. It is a friendly place, no fuss, nice colors on walls and lamps. Food was good, service friendly. I thought it was a little weird that the lunch didn't come with a juice, but instead tea. Oh well. I will absolutely be back soon!


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Last updated: 2013/08/25


Added: 2013/08/08


Added by: joakimikaoj