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El Nomada

just off the main square, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 98 087 4817
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Ranked #13 of 18 Restaurants in Mindo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Private Dining
Description: there are lots of pizza places in Mindo but this one is the best - delicious and not expensive
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Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The pasta is freshly home made, which is unique in Mindo. Great taste and big filling portions. Nice ambiente...

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Cotacachi, EC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The menu said they made their own pasts, so that is exactly what I had. I wasn't disappointed one bit. I had the spinach cannoli. It was smothered in cheese and baked to perfection in their brick oven. My son had ordered a pizza, and although he said it too was good, he was drooling over my dish. Good stuff.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We ate here on our second night in Mindo. There was a bit of confusion when we arrived - we understood them to say that they were closed. We went across the street to a bakery to pick up something to eat, and when we left there, we saw some people we recognized in the restaurant. They called us over... More

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Acampo, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is rustic for sure - not polished or fancy by any means, but the food's great and the experience for the kids was exactly what we were looking for. I agree with the the other reviews, best gnocchi I've ever tasted......fluffy beyond comprehension. Time for Diners, Dive-ins & Dives to visit Mindo.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

never would have expected great, authentic pizza like this in such a tiny town in Ecuador. Great gnocchi too!

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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you are in Mindo, you like gnocchi and you don't go here, you have lost your mind. The gnocchi is delicious and stands out amongst all the mediocre fare that can be had at the few restaurants in town. I am sure to go here every time I visit Mindo and I am consistently pleased with the food and... More

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Seriously, the food was good, but they brought the pizza out in wooden boards and nearly every "plate" had little quick cockroaches scurry around on underside. I pointed it out and the waitress said it just happens in a humid place...okay. But I have lived for years at sea level without the issue on my dishes.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice and friendly atmosphere, honest people and delicious pizza's, honestly!! We were send there by our hotel receptionist.

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Golden, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have yet to find really good pizza in Ecuador but this place is pretty good. What the pizzas really lack in Ecuador is sauce, they all seem to put very little/none of them.

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Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The owner of this restaurant goes out of her way to find the best ingredients, which can be tricky in Ecuador. The pizza here was fantastic!

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Additional Information about El Nomada

Address: just off the main square, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 98 087 4817
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
Cuisine: Italian

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