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Cafe Pachamama

Calle Quito y Miguel Egas | (inside hotel La Posada del Quinde), Otavalo EC100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-0750
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Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian, International, Organic, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Cafe Pachamama is located inside hotel La Posada del Quinde, just five blocks from the Plaza de Ponchos market. Our fireplace lounge, outdoor patio and garden provide something extra for travelers, as well as our freshly-prepared, organic food with local ingredients. To top it off, we offer more vegetarian options than any other restaurant in town and many meat options as well.
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Quito, Ecuador
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice food and good prices, not traditional one though. Vegetarian stuff and nice organic coffee. Peaceful place for reading as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went here on a Friday night and were pleased to find a live local band! The service was lovely and the food was really quite good. The atmosphere is pretty casual, with couches around a fireplace and hotel guests just enjoying the space. All in all it was a nice night out, but it is more expensive than most... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place the first time, but our second visit was not as inspired. Maybe it was because they do a better breakfast than lunch? It's still as lovely inside and out as it was the first time, but the food took forever to arrive--there was only one other table in the restaurant---and a $6 vegetable panini on whole wheat... More

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Ixelles, Belgium
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We really enjoyed the food there but though it was slightly too expensive. Items on the menu don't include the +22% tax, meaning that a plate cost more than 11$. Chicken pie was excellent. And the chocolate cookie with ice cream was one of the best dessert in my life!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed 3 days and looked in a number of restaurants in Otavalo, but kept returning to Pachamama as it had so many great choices and everything we tried was superb.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great food, and wonderful willingness to accommodate dietary restrictions. The staff are so warm and friendly, you really feel at home. We especially love the chocolate chip cookies with ice cream.

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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I kept looking for restaurants outside of the hotel la posada del Quinde and came to realize that the food here is delicious, fresh and inventive. Plenty on he menu for both vegetarians and no -vegetarians.

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Mount Shasta, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having eaten there quite a bit as it is my favorite Otavalo restaurant, I often order the Quinoa Soup with Goat Cheese and Tomato crackers on the side. Warm and thoughtful staff. Outdoor patio is a plus.

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Quito, Ecuador
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My first visit to Otavalo ... I was so impressed with the staff at Cafe Pachamama and Maggie , the owner. My lunch ,mole' enchilada casserole, was fantastic! The mole was obviously home made, dark , rich and creamy. It was layered with tender beans, cheddar cheese and tortillas. I loved it - delicious !The Pachamama Breakfast the next day... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Being a vegan we had some difficulties finding appropriate food for our diets it Ecuador, but they guys were so accomodating. Don't forget to try the Maggie Pizza, it's yummy! The setting is beautiful and comfortable as well. Oh, ask them to set you up with a sub sandwich to-go, if you plan on doing any hiking.

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