Where to Eat in Otavalo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

Discover the best food in Otavalo, Ecuador including Puerto Lago, Mi Otavalito, Hacienda Cusin, Balcon de Imbabura, Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant, Buena Vista, Quino, Salinerito

1. Puerto Lago

La Laguna de San Pablo Lago San Pablo y Panamericana Norte, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-263-5400 http://www.puertolago.com Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service Latin, Seafood, Ecuadorean
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4 based on 261 reviews

Puerto Lago

Reviewed By sburkerd - Cuenca, Ecuador

The views and service are superb, the food delicious.

This restaurant is a favorite with the tour groups, and we arrived just before two different groups totaling probably more than 50 people sat down for dinner. Everyone was served with grace and warmth by their very efficient staff. I had the corvina, and asked for salad and vegetables instead of starch, and the food was delicious.

2. Mi Otavalito

Sucre 11-19, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-292-0176 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Restaurante-Mi-Otavalito/459413690854276 Lunch, Dinner Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available Ecuadorean
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4 based on 176 reviews

Mi Otavalito

Reviewed By GloriaAventuras

Delicious Ecuatorian food at affordable prices

Delicious Ecuatorian food at affordable prices, accompanied by complementary Andean music. Every dish we tried was carefully prepared, especially the “trucha al vapor” (trout), cooked with lots of tasty ingredients, all natural and well balanced. The juices were also pretty flavorful, particularly the “jugo de mora” (blackberry juice) was the best.

3. Hacienda Cusin

Calle Chiriboga S/N, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-291-8013 http://www.haciendacusin.com/dining/ Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Table Service Ecuadorean, South American
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4 based on 91 reviews

Hacienda Cusin

Part of the Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo

Reviewed By Catie H - Massachusetts

A step back in time

We visited this amazing hacienda for breakfast on Monday. Not only was the food amazing, the property is breathtaking! Walking into the main building is like stepping back 100 years in time! We spent over two hours here! We enjoyed well prepared scrambled eggs, toast, bacon and pancakes. The homemade strawberry jam is not to be missed! Pricing is extremely reasonable for the amount of food you receive. We met the owner, Nick whom is quite entertaining! We could have chatted with him all day!!We spent a good amount of time exploring the grounds after our meal, which I highly reccomend. The gardens are intoxicating! They even have llamas on the grounds! You'll most assuradly want to plan on at least two hours visiting Hacienda Cusin for dining and exploring...NOT to be missed!

4. Balcon de Imbabura

Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 99 813 5005 http://www.facebook.com/Balcon-De-Imbabura-245332965562323/ Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating Latin, Gastropub, Italian, Mexican, American, Pub
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4 based on 148 reviews

Balcon de Imbabura

We are facing the Plaza de los Ponchos on the second floor, perfect for admiring the handicraft market, we have a balcony to take pictures and enjoy a coffee exelentes outdoor

Reviewed By lightningboy - Surrey, Canada

Burritos at the Balcon

Balcon de Imbabura is located at the Plaza de Ponchos. From the second floor it overlooks the plaza. This small restaurant serves Mexican style food at reasonable prices. We started with the nachos con carne and had burritos that were good. The pork ribs/ chop were just pork smothered in BBQ sauce and not great. The service was good and the food was alright. I'd give Balcon de Imbabura a solid "Good". The location is perfect after a busy time shopping, but there are better restaurants a little further away from the Plaza.

5. Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant

Juan Montalvo 4-44 hostal Dona Esther B&B, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-292-0739 http://www.otavalohotel.com/restaurante-montalvo.html Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout International, Pizza, Italian, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean
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4 based on 102 reviews

Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant

Arbol de Montalvo restaurant is located in the back of our hotel Dona Esther. Please walk in on every night except Monday nights. During the weekends we're also opened for lunch and breakfast is of course every morning available (we have a nice choice in

Reviewed By wwrj - St. Albert, Canada

Wonderful ambience, great food

I ate here three times during my stay in Otavalo. They have a wood fired oven which produces excellent thin crust pizza but their ethnic dishes are just delicious. One night I had a shrimp cazuela which came with a nice salad. The canelaso- cinnamon apple liquer which is served when you arrive does warm you through and through. It is a little more expensive than surrounding restaurants but worth the treat.Thank you so much! We're happy you enjoyed your dinners and we hope to have you back some day!

6. Buena Vista

Salinas 5-11 Indian Market, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-292-5166 http://www.buenavistaotavalo.com Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service Ecuadorean
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4 based on 156 reviews

Buena Vista

Established in 2001, Buena Vista has a fabulous location with great views of the surrounding mountains and a balcony where you can sit and watch the busy Indian market below. With its cozy lounge-style atmosphere, you can relax with family and friends and

Reviewed By sijs_f - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Decent food, great view when available

The attractive part, the balcony overlooking the Otavalo market is small and therefor always full and you need to come back several times to secure a table and enjoy the view. If you are sitting inside restaurant is just like every other tourist restaurant in the area. The menu is Mexican orientated but has a touch of everything, we settled for the nachos and beerFood is decent and at reasonable prices.

7. Quino

Roca near Garcia Moreno, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service Ecuadorean, Seafood, South American
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4 based on 54 reviews

Quino

Reviewed By Derry M - County Donegal, Ireland

Good food served by friendly staff

During my 5 day stay in Otavalo last March I had dinner here on a number of occasions.This place has atmosphere !!! I want to pay tribute to Marco who served me each evening-a very friendly and professional person....The food was excellent and served promptly.As this restaurant is centrally located-near Plaza Bolivar and a short distance from Plaza de Ponchos-it is well worth a visit....Only problem is that it closes-as expected-at 4 pm on Sundays....great place to eat at....10 out of 10.

8. Salinerito

Calle Roca Corner with Salinas, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador +593 6-292-6411 http://www.facebook.com/Salinerito-Otavalo-166015807104292/?ref=br_rs Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Seating, Table Service Cafe, Deli
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4 based on 43 reviews

Salinerito

We are a local specialized in cafeteria and pizzeria, where you can find the best products of the Salinerito brand, as they are, cheeses, sausages and chocolates with the highest quality.

Reviewed By navhoot - Calgary, Canada

Great Pizza and really cheap!

We spent $12, got 2 pizzas (personal sized but we had to take some home because we couldn't finish it), and 2 fruit smoothies. The pizzas were nothing short of amazing! Definitely recommended.

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