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Sucre 10-11 y Colon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-1221
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The place has an amazing patio, very inviting. During the extended wait for our food we thought we'd relax in the hammock. Don't try the hammock. It's for the birds (literally bird crap all over it). Our food we thought might be worth the wait. Watery but tasty quinoa soup, tasteless tomato sauce on noodles, more celery than tuna sandwich.... More 

Thank Julia A
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I went at lunch time and nothing on the menu was too exciting so I tried the guac and it was very good. The garden seating was nice and the service was fine. A good place for a snack and a beverage.

1 Thank Les L
Udine, Italy
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

If you are vegetarian or you have developed chicken fatigue, this is the right place where to enjoy healthy vegetarian meals based on salads, beans, quinoa and other local healthy food. The restaurant is located in an old hacienda, is very relaxing and offers tables inside and outside in a cosy and laid back atmoshere.Perfect after visiting the market!

1 Thank silvie70
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We had quinoa soup, which was surprisingly good (am I the only person who's sick of quinoa), and the house special spaghetti which was really bland and very poor value. I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

1 Thank phillipking
Community of Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Looks nice and cosi from the outside but the reality is totally opposite, more than 1 hour to get the first dish, they made mistakes in all the order, and the pizza (supposed to be the house specialty) just a bunch of crude bread. They don't take care of your regrets and the owner or the one in charge was... More 

3 Thank DoctorGalo
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

On our first venture to Otavalo, we chose what seemed to be a safe alternative for lunch, based on the recommendation in Lonely Planet's book on Ecuador. It is a nice, pleasant garden location on a main street close to Otavalo's park and the market, tucked back in off the street. The service was good, the staff pleasant, food no... More 

1 Thank Juanita C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Purely vegetarian restaurants are hard to find in Ecuador, especially in small Andean towns. So we were very happy to find the Oraiba (Oraibi?) in Otavalo. However the menu lacked options, the service was quite slow, and the food itself was good but nothing special.

Thank Gary R
Whidbey Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We probably wouldn't have found Oraiba without a friend's recommendation, although it is very close to the Otavalo market. She had mentioned that it was in a lovely garden location, which seemed unlikely given the surroundings, but true it was. Once you have bargained to your heart's content, step into this quiet, healthy, vegetarian oasis. The quinoa soup and guacamole... More 

Thank judythr

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Restaurant Details

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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Sucre 10-11 y Colon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 6-292-1221

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?