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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 #2 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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90% Recommend
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Ixelles, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 reviews
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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Scappoose, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having read many reviews of Café Pachamama, we knew they had vegetarian options, so we assumed they would be able to modify and make a couple of things vegan for us. (By this point in our journey, we were growing very accustomed to being able to eat a handful of things, so our palate was fairly bored.) Image our surprise... More

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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Outstanding breakfasts included with room. The best fruit I have ever tasted and great coffee! Other meals were very nice too. Staff is so attentive to all our needs. Exceptionally clean facility.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We are staying in Cotacachi, but we went to the craft market in Otavalo, so we tried Cafe Pachamama for breakfast. The $6 Pachamama breakfast was amazing, served in the most beautiful setting in Otavalo.

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