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La Casa del Turista

Bolivar 113-02 | and 10 de Agosto, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, International, Grill, Ecuadorean, Pub
$$ - $$$
Bolivar 113-02 | and 10 de Agosto, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We live in Cotacachi and usually take visitors here for a traditional well prepared meal. There is a choice of menu of the day or extensive menu choices including fish, beef, pork and chicken dishes. The food portions are very ample.

Thank D_0_7_2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Food was excellent, staff was great. It was a very good experience. I was pleasantly surprised and will go there again. A little pricey.

Thank 63lorraine2015
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 20 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 12 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
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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
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, International, Grill, Ecuadorean, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolivar 113-02 | and 10 de Agosto, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Cotacachi
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