Imbabura Province, Ecuador Food Guide: 10 Ecuadorean food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cotacachi

October 3, 2019 Esmeralda Fenner

Reviews on Ecuadorean food in Cotacachi, Imbabura Province, Ecuador including Fritadas Amazonas, Solid Rock Restaurant, El Lenador, La Marquesa, La Casa del Turista, El Meson De Pedro, Cafe Lafayette, El Convento, Las Ricas Tortillas De Diablo Calle, Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro
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10. Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro

Antigua Via a la Laguna de Cuicocha De Quiroga 4 Km Via a la Comunidad de Morochos y a 4km de la Laguna de Cuicocha, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Italian, International, Ecuadorean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Table Service [email protected] +593 6-299-1253 http://www.haciendasanisidro.com/
Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro

Reviewed By Jack M

Although somewhat difficult to reach because of the rocky road up Mount Cotacachi, the destination is worth the trip. You will be dining in a 300 year old hacienda, with many antiques. You feel that you have been welcomed to a friends home - because that is the case. Although we were only 2 couples for dinner on a Sunday evening, the entire menu was available, and each selection was excellent ... soup, salad, shrimp entree, and steak. Deserts were tops. Well worth the trip for the food, atmosphere, views, and friendship.

9. Las Ricas Tortillas De Diablo Calle

Modesto Penaherrera y Salinas, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Mexican, South American, Ecuadorean
Las Ricas Tortillas De Diablo Calle

Reviewed By Eva v

Can you imagine getting a really good dinner, with the best carne colorado ever and a drink, for $2.02? Plus tip, of course. There was no menu, as there's only one dish. there was no advertising, as the line to get into this restaurant every Saturday night stretches down the block. There was no parking, as the streets were lined with wannabee customers' cars; so you had better walk (which in Cotacachi is no problem).Las Ricas Tortillas has the reputation of serving the best carne colorado anywhere, using a special method of slicing the pork meat thin and letting it absorb the best of the achiote spicing for quite a while before the final cooking. Served with rice, a fried egg, veggies and the delightful potato "tortillas"--more like a potato cake--this meal will satisfy pretty well any appetite. Sodas and beer are available to whet your whistle. The plates may be plastic but the food is pure gold. Delicious!The chef is a lady I didn't meet, since she was probably up to her eyeballs in managing the kitchen of this old house, which has been converted to dining space for just Saturday nights. Sundays, La Jefa serves at the Andes Market, and then nothing happens until the next Saturday. I can't guarantee the prices, of course, but you may sure this bit of fine dining won't break the bank, nor will you be hungry afterwards.

8. El Convento

Garcia Moreno 13-66 y Sucre, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean Lunch Seating +593 95 942 1802
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4 based on 15 reviews

El Convento

Reviewed By AbuelitaSuzy

This is a wonderful place for almuerzo - just $2.50 for really good food. Every time the food and juices were fresh and delicious. Beautiful courtyard. The staff is very friendly and tries to accommodate your requests, but there us a standard almuerzo. Highly recommended.

7. Cafe Lafayette

Parque Ornamental, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador American, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +593 6-291-4456
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4 based on 31 reviews

Cafe Lafayette

A quaint European-style Cqfé/Bistro with a selection of homemade food. Several choices of fresh sandwiches, ice cream,and local specialties. Café Lafayette offers new menu items every week featuring various local and European speciality items. They offer

Reviewed By lynn258

When we stumbled upon this place, the young waitress seemed a bit unhappy. We had been given long stemmed roses by some ladies in Cotacachi because it was the "Day of Smiles" so we gave one to this young lady who seemed unhappy. Her attitude changed immediately and she began smiling as well. The owner came out and treated us great as well. The salads were wonderful, and on a warm day, they were perfect. The wine is from a bottle (rare in Ecuador in smaller restaurants) and not a box. Free wifi.

6. El Meson De Pedro

Avenue Arte Piel 10 De Agosto 11-44 y Pedro Moncayo, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Ecuadorean Brunch Seating, Takeout, Table Service [email protected] +593 6-291-5644 http://www.elmesondepedro.com
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4 based on 42 reviews

El Meson De Pedro

Reviewed By WRTiii

Our group of seven stepped in while shopping in Cotacachi. Although the staff spoke almost no English, our limited Spanish plus English descriptions on the menu made ordering easy. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, especially with the large amount of food on each dish.

5. La Casa del Turista

Bolivar 113-02 and 10 de Agosto, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Bar, Cafe, International, Grill, Pub, Ecuadorean Lunch, Dinner Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +593 6-291-6235 http://www.facebook.com/lacasadelturistacotacachi
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4 based on 72 reviews

La Casa del Turista

Reviewed By MikeHSFO

We came to this restaurant on a day long tour from Quito and our guide brought us here. We all had the lunch special -- shrimp and avocado salad, chicken with rice, avocado and a small salad and flan for dessert. Great service, wonderful food --what more can one ask for?

4. La Marquesa

Calle 10 de Agosto, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish, South American Lunch, Dinner Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Serves Alcohol +593 6-291-5488
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4 based on 81 reviews

La Marquesa

Reviewed By ATL_Jacket

Our driver guided us to La Marquesa for lunch on our day trip to Cotacachi. The restaurant is reasonably priced, but the food was pretty up and down. The locro (potato soup) and steak were both good, but the trout and cuy weren't. The trout was advertised as a filet, but was actually a whole fish breaded and fried! The cuy was also deep fried, and I would recommend roast cuy for a first-timer. The place can also be a bit loud. Overall, this is a decent stop, but we liked the restaurants in Otavalo a lot more.

3. El Lenador

Sucre 10-12 Juan Montalvo, Cotacachi 100301 Ecuador International, Ecuadorean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +593 6-291-5083 http://www.facebook.com/ellenadorcotacachi/
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4 based on 75 reviews

El Lenador

We got perfect harmony of flavors on national and international cuisine, Tradition is our signature.

Reviewed By shelley2016

I debated between 3 or 4 stars as one meal was great (chicken and mushroom) and the other was not (grilled beef loin). I opted for potatoes instead of fries and they were not cooked (although fries were excellent). The veggies were cold. The waitress was very friendly though. Muchas gracias por su comentario, estamos trabajando en cada detalle, para blindar un mejor servicio y así lograr día a día que en si la comida, el ambiente, el servicio sea de un mejor agrado para el cliente, Restaurante,Grill y Sala de Eventos El Leñador estará siempre a las ordenes, esperamos su pronta visita, un excelente día.

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2. Solid Rock Restaurant

Calle 10 de Agosto 14- y Sucre, Cotacachi 100350 Ecuador American, Ecuadorean Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Outdoor Seating +593 6-291-5262
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4 based on 103 reviews

Solid Rock Restaurant

Reviewed By PappyJ52

Don’t confuse the Solid Rock Restaurant with the Solid Rock Plaza (where it used to be located) We have been served innumerable breakfasts and lunches and every time we eat to great satisfaction. Huevos Rancheros stand out as does the tuna in avacado. Charming atmosphere on Leather Street close to San Francisco Square.

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1. Fritadas Amazonas

Panamericana Norte Km. 93 Luis Olmedo Jativa, Atuntaqui 100202 Ecuador Latin, Ecuadorean Lunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Accepts Credit Car [email protected] +593 6-253-5188 http://www.fritadasamazonas.com
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4 based on 126 reviews

Fritadas Amazonas

La tradicion de comer rico y sano.The best ecuadorian food.

Reviewed By Anita Q

Fritadas AmazonasIt is an exceptional place to visit, the interior is very pleasant spacious especially the comfort of the chairs, has a typical and familiar atmosphere, ideal to go with family friends or co-workers, offering a little varied menu (fries, typical dish Of the Ecuadorian sierra that consists of pig meat, steamed potatoes, mote type corn and roasted) but of a very good flavor. The service is very good, the weekends are usually very crowded, they do not have craft beer but if chicha is very rich by the way, the prices seem to me not very expensive.We went with the family back from Ibarra to San Lorenzo and we were all satisfied. The meat is very well prepared and the various companions were very good, they have a rich seasoning for the pieces of pork with good corn cobs a rich chili and a shale fresh cow's milk cheese a formidable attention.An excellent place to eat and relax with family, if you visit Ibarra do not miss going to this place, you will be completely satisfied and looking forward to returning to this place.

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