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La Casa del Turista

) #5 of 25 Restaurants in Cotacachi $$ - $$$ , South American
Bolivar 1302 y 9 de Octubre, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Ecuadorean, South American
$$ - $$$
Bolivar 1302 y 9 de Octubre, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have dined in this restaurant many times over the years of visiting Ecuador. I almost always order the grilled trout. It is well prepared and delicious. They have built a new larger place since my last visit and it is quite nice. The service...More

Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here one night. The food was good and the service was friendly and prompt. I would return for another meal if I'm in the area.

Thank mtvernonlady
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The “Casa del Turista” is a good restaurant in Cotacachi. It is located in front the Ornamental Park. This place is a very nice and very elegant place to eat, This place is a very popular between the national people and tourists, it also has...More

Thank PattOo M
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The place it's really nice, but the food is poorly done. If your are thinking of a good steak or filet mignon, just forget it. If you want just simple fries go for it and don't try the hamburguer its tasteless.

Thank Karla A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The restaurant has been newly rebuilt. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food is reasonably priced and very good.

Thank VinesB
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Casa del Tourista recently moved next door to a new building. Inside the building is beautifully done and feels spacious. However the outside is something to regret. It is done adobe-style which looks like it belongs in Santa Fe New Mexico. There are no other...More

Thank ecuadordean
Reviewed 11 October 2016

You could find great food in Cotacachi but its difficult after 9:30pm. La Casa Del Turista is a great alternative for unexpected travellers. Heres my review about it Pros. - They are open after 9:30pm! - Portions - Not (that) pricey Cons. - Spaghetti sauce...More

Thank Enrique_Reyes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

FYI, Plato Typico (turista) is not a typical plate from Ecuador, it is for someone that doesn't want try traditional food. If you want to try something typical from the area, get "carnitas coloradas". Place was clean, food was good, service not so great, but...More

Thank Isabel C
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Ended up going there because it was late in the evening and it was the only place still open. The food was incredible, and the service was very good. I can say that for a small Town this was one of the best ones. We...More

Thank George R
Reviewed 27 July 2016

One way to tell a good authentic Ecuadorian food restaurant is by the amount of locals eating there. This restaurant is the go to place in Cotacachi for locals. The food is good, fresh and authentic, and the prices are very reasonable. It is obvious...More

Thank gphil108
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Would the chef be able to make me wheat, egg, and dairy free pancakes on a Monday? no strawberries, I'm allergic to those too. Thanks ☺
1 February 2016|
Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but I would think it is highly unlikely for that restaurant. There are a few other places in town that cater more to expats that MIGHT be able to accommodate you. The no strawberries are not a problem, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Ecuadorean, South American
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolivar 1302 y 9 de Octubre, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Cotacachi
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