If you have ever wandered around the Mariscal Foch area trying to make a good choice from among the many restaurants there, you know very well that this can be quite a challenging task.
Recently our friend Maria Clara, a former restaurant owner herself, invited a few of us for a bite to eat at her new favorite restaurant, Lucky Jr. On arrival, we found a rather plain exterior still under construction and we thought this might end up being a somewhat disappointing food experience—but then, knowing Maria Clara, we knew there was likely to be a twist.
Once inside the ‘underground’ restaurant, the space changed completely and Lucky Jr. opened up into a very surprising and delightful Italian eatery.
The owners greeted us warmly and right away began enthusiastically talking about their food and making some great menu suggestions. There is a good selection of traditional Italian foods including pizzas, pasta and large salads. The portions are really quite substantial—enough to satisfy anyone with a big appetite.
The food is made fresh so you might want to order a nice appetizer and wine while the main courses are being prepared. You will surely enjoy their warm, homemade bread with your appetizer, but be careful not to fill up too much, you will want to save room for dinner and perhaps a tiramisu and coffee to round out your meal.
- Dinner Salads
- Atmosphere: Owner run restaurant, very friendly
- Service: Very attentive
- Price: Affordable, most entrees under $10
- Wait time: A little wait, but to be expected for freshly prepared food
How to Get There
On Jose Calama E8-28 near 6 de Diciembre in Quito’s Mariscal Foch district between Diego de Almagro y 6 de Diciembre