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El Tamal Lojano

De Noviembre 05-12 18 | and Imbabura, infront of parque Bolívar., Loja 110150, Ecuador
+593 7-258-2977
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
6 May 2017
“Nice Lojano Breakfast”
22 Dec 2016
“Clean but not amazing”
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
De Noviembre 05-12 18 | and Imbabura, infront of parque Bolívar., Loja 110150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We ate here in November 2016, the food was really good along with the coffee, I would definitely recommend it if you are wanting to try a traditional Lojano style breakfast, the staff was very nice and the restaurant was really clean and had a...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I got a lot of referrals to this place so maybe had expectations set too high. I got tamales. They were good but not spectacular and not particularly different than a tamales in Los Angeles. Service was completely indifferent. Its a nice place but wouldn't...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

It'll get the job done if you need something to curb a craving, but nothing to write home about. This is a local chain that serves what you typically find in Loja cafes: coffee, humitas, bolones, and, of course, tamales. It's all fine, but I...More

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I wanted to try as many restaurants listed in my book as possible. I am not a big fan of this type of food (humitas, quimbolitas, and tamales), but these were good. I even bought some to bring back to Quito with me, and they...More

Thank Anita A
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I'd love to give a review of the food and service at this place, but unfortunately all three times my wife and I paid for a taxi ride from our vacation rental to its main location, it was closed even though the published hours of...More

Thank Cook00087
Reviewed 6 September 2015

As authentic as it gets. Loja is famous for Tamales, and Tamal Lojano IS the name. Also very good Humitas and Quimbolitos. Try an Empanada. All very good.

Thank Lilgano
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I went there under recommendation of some people who live there. And I honestly went there all of the following 3 days I stayed in Loja. I think the price is really cheap and it is good. If it was better in the past I...More

1  Thank RivetingPie
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast here with some friends and we all enjoyed our meal. The tamales were fantastic and the breakfast deal also came with coffee (not instant), a blended frozen juice which was very good, and some scrambled eggs for 4 USD. We all ended...More

Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Having been around in this area, this place rocks... The place is clean, well organized and well decorated, people are working efficiently and they care about costumers. For those who complained about service, think again and shop around... The menu is easy to choose from...More

1  Thank Luc B
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Is a small cafe in front of a park, so you may plan to go during the day. The food is limited and the place might close before it's regular business hours if they run out of food so don't wait until the last minute...More

2  Thank Esteban V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Noviembre 05-12 18 | and Imbabura, infront of parque Bolívar., Loja 110150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Loja Province  >  Loja
  • Phone Number: +593 7-258-2977
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