We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro

$$ - $$$
Italian, International, Ecuadorean
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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 100012, Ecuador
+593 6-299-1253
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here a few days ago and fell in love with the place and owners. The couple are passionate about organic food they grow and preparing delicious dishes with it. Had the grilled trout and jicama and apple salad. Don't miss the potato soup, a staple in Ecuador. The best I have ever eaten. Fresh herbs are used in... More 

Helpful?
Thank RogerD272
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Creative use of local herbs, veggies, fruits, all homegrown and prepared to gourmet standards of taste and presentation.

Helpful?
Thank Fred H
Italy
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

There is an elegance about San Isidro. It is a bit of a taxi ride to get there but you go through a number of villages. Once there you are hosted by the most lovely folks...we went a number of times and the food was always special.

Helpful?
Thank DondaWallacePool
Cotacachi, Ecuador
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This Hacienda has excellent food and great historic atmosphere, It is several hundred years old and is in beautiful condition. Andres and his family have owned it for a very long time. They raise their beef organically and with much love. A great place for lunch of dinner.

Helpful?
Thank chuckbaumgarten
Cotacachi, Ecuador
Level Contributor
148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

We arrived with a total of 10 guests for dinner at 5:30p just as it was starting to turn dark. Next time we will plan to go earlier so we can see the grounds. The owner was charming and shared information about this 300 year wonder. We had several rounds of delightful wine and with cheese that they made and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ann H
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Whenever we have guests or any other excuse to eat out, we love to eat.visit here. The Jara family are gracious hosts and always have time for a nice visit. This very old hacienda has been wonderfully restored, but it managed to keep its old style beauty in the process. The dining room and menu are always inviting, walking around... More 

Helpful?
Thank MrWestalke82
Carlos J, Manager at Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro, responded to this review

Thanks for you comment, we are delighted to have you. We are looking forward to have you back. Best Regards, Hosteria San Isidro More 

Otavalo, Ecuador
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

Gracious and friendly family hosts. Amazing lunch special $15 including tax and gratuity. Red pepper stuffed with chicken and coated with red pepper coulis. Coconut coated langoustine with coconut sauce, stuffed tomato, yuca fritters, and mixed vegetables with mora (blackberry) mousse. Beautiful surroundings with artwork and interesting antiques. Beautiful grounds and views. Windey and long road but taxi drivers are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sandy G
Carlos J, Manager at Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro, responded to this review

Thanks for you comment, we are delighted to have you. We are looking forward to have you back. Best Regards, Hosteria San Isidro More 

Houston, TX
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

This was a very nice experience for being away from home on this day of thanks. The meal was well presented with the turkey succulently prepared. While the portion was small by some standards, I found it just right and seconds were available for those who wanted. Pumpkin pie dessert could be improved for next year. The band was nice,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul J
Cotacachi, Ecuador
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

I was there with a tour group for a prearranged luncheon so it wasn't necessarily what I would have experienced as a regular dining experience. I was very impressed with the food and the service we got. I know from talking to people and hearing about it at the restaurant that they grow a great deal of their food organically... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cynthia C
Pompano Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

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... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jack M

Travellers who viewed Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro also viewed

Cotacachi, Imbabura Province
Cotacachi, Imbabura Province
 
Cotacachi, Imbabura Province
 

Been to Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, International, Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 100012, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Cotacachi
  • Phone Number: +593 6-299-1253

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant - Hosteria San Isidro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?