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D'Anita

South American, Ecuadorean
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Gonzales Zuares 12-36 | Municipio Barrio Centro, Cotacachi 100302, Ecuador
593 062 915 244
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice and Convenient Place to Eat While Shopping for Leather

Cotacachi is the place to buy leather goods in northern Ecuador. It's about two hours drive from Quito with good highway and scenic views (Cayambe volcano). One can buy a nice leather jacket for under $100 particularly if you go early I the week. Nice restaurant on the main leather shopping street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
JoeBSharjah
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Quito, Ecuador
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was ok at best...I actually was sick the next day ,can I say it was the food not a certainty. But won't be back to see. The set up of the tables and the bathrooms was totally odd. The menus had quite a few selections and others said the hamburger was good.

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Our tour group stopped here for lunch. Grilled prawns and Limeade were excellent. Food came with free appetizer plates of a corn and tomato salad topped with pork rinds and a bowl of popcorn (but the popcorn was heavily salted). There was a large party of locals there (looked like a birthday), but we were told mostly tourists eat there.... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Cotacachi is the place to buy leather goods in northern Ecuador. It's about two hours drive from Quito with good highway and scenic views (Cayambe volcano). One can buy a nice leather jacket for under $100 particularly if you go early I the week. Nice restaurant on the main leather shopping street in town when you want to take a... More 

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Thank JoeBSharjah
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had the typical lunch. but the soup was bland, the beef was very fatty and was more grizzle than meat. Wouldn't try again myself!

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Thank Deb L
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

D'Anitas's is right on the main street in town - convenient to everything. Their menu is varied and the food is very good. It has a lovely garden-like atmosphere.

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Thank Liz B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped there for lunch Our guide suggested the place. The lunch menu was great. A 4 course meal for $7. The food was well prepared and the service prompt. The staff were very friendly. This is a great place to eat if you are in the area.

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Thank Dajoma
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had a lunch that was spectacular! The Menu del Dia was inexpensive, and better than many meals I've had in the U.S. that were 3 times the cost! Delicious soup, followed by the main course of beef stroganoff over rice, with a lovely fresh salad and steamed vegetable, followed by a mini-banana split dessert! Really, truly yummy!

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Thank happytraveler381
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had the almuerzo, the special lunch. It was substatial and very good, although a bit pricey for Cotacachi. That is probably because it is on leather street. I hear they have good breakfasts as well.

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was well prepared, in a clean, quiet nice setting. The staff was courteous, and the food was delicious.

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Thank petersbo
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to this place early for breakfast two times and loved the food both times. Each time we had the place to ourselves, perhaps because we arrived right at 8. The second time the staff was having their breakfast and we asked for some ice (hielo), and we overheard a member of the staff, a teenage girl, say "maricons,"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gonzales Zuares 12-36 | Municipio Barrio Centro, Cotacachi 100302, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Cotacachi
  • Phone Number: 593 062 915 244

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  • Cuisine: South American, Ecuadorean

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