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Tamal Lojano

De Noviembre 05-12 18 | and Imbabura, infront of parque Bolívar., Loja 110150, Ecuador
+593 7-258-2977
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamales” (11 reviews)
“humitas” (5 reviews)
“quimbolitos” (4 reviews)
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De Noviembre 05-12 18 | and Imbabura, infront of parque Bolívar., Loja 110150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I know that it is not good practice to compare a locale in which one is in to other locales in other parts of the world but this is one instance in which I cannot avoid that "faux pas". If this is the place for...More

Thank Gene_W_D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to have a try at typical Lojan tamales, this is the place to visit. There are a few choices of typical tamales, humitas, and quimbolitos, and they serve a very tasty Tigrillo (smashed green plantain with egg, cheese and pork). A must...More

Thank Cuqui A
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Really good tamal but I was expecting it to be amazing, given what I have heard. Customer service was really good and the place looked clean but not wow.

Thank Veronica L
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 Dennis M
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

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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