Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Otavalo

Cosecha Coffee Shop

Owned by a young American expat, this contemporary cafe with Santa Fe-like adobe walls and minimalistic design wouldn't look out of place in a cool outer-borough NYC neighborhood (it even serves bagels!). Sandwiches…
Top Choice International in Otavalo

Cafe Fussion

Chef Javier, who studied the culinary arts in Peru, painted this place in Caribbean pastels, and the same artful imagination goes into his recipes: smoked ribs with ginger, beef a la pimienta cooked in a reduction o…
Top Choice International in Otavalo

Sumac

Ecuadorian chef Jorge David Quilumbaqui, trained in French cuisine in Quito, presents artfully plated meat and fish dishes, as well as delicious desserts, using locally sourced ingredients. He's recently moved from …
Ecuadorian in Otavalo

Yolanda’s Chicha de Yamor

Yolanda Cabrera has become famous for delicious local fare such as tortillas de maíz (corn tortillas), empanaditas (Spanish pies) and the local favorite of fritada (fried chunks of pork, served with mote). Of course…
Pizza in Otavalo

Árbol de Montalvo

Wander back of the Hostal Doña Esther for Otavalo’s only wood-fired oven pizza. Tasty, certainly, and the best in town no doubt, though crusts are cracker-thin and big eaters might need two to do the job. Also on th…
International in Otavalo

SISA

An attractive three-story complex: the ground floor has local handicrafts, the second floor sandwiches and the top floor standard international fare, plus up-to-date live folk and jazz in the window-stage on Fridays…
Vegetarian in Otavalo

Oraibi

Right in the heart of town you’ll find this charming vegetarian oasis in the courtyard of an old hacienda. The menu consists of pizza, sandwiches, salads and tortillas, while the decor is rustic-chic. Outside there’…
Cafe in Otavalo

Daily Grind

Belly up to this corner coffee-bar and watch the action unfold on Plaza Bolívar. Inject your central nervous system with an espresso or downshift with a Baileys, mojito, caipirinha or piña colada. In addition to bag…
Seafood in Otavalo

Quino

This popular eatery next to Hostal Santa Fé 1 offers up excellent seafood dishes within its dimly lit walls, but not if you’re in a rush: all main courses are cooked from scratch, so expect to wait around half an ho…
Bakery in Otavalo

Shanandoah Pie Shop

Like the pies, the shopowner Aide can be a bit crusty. Although this isn't a salubrious-looking shop, the homemade fruit-flavored pies are the best in Otavalo (39 years in business tells the tale), and ice-cream is …