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“Unpleasant experience.”

La Mirage Garden Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This vaunted resort and fine dining restaurant has been a favorite of Cotacachi locals to celebrate special occasions for a number of years. I was absolutely astonished during my last visit to experience my first BAD experience.
The cold appetizers and salads were delicious as they normally are, as well as the dessert. However, the main course was a complete and utter disaster. My friend and I ordered the Asian duck. Well, this serving of protein had never quacked or had donned feathers. The kitchen was, obviously, sans duck and the “chef” foolishly and fraudulently substituted the duck with dried, tough, tiny, extremely unpleasant chunks beef. If the “chef had any culinary background and training he should have declined the order and ask us to select another entrée; he did not. If he (the “chef”) had any sense or culinary skills he could have substituted chicken in its place and we probably would not have known the difference due to the Asian spices.
The question is: Why would a “chef” jeopardize the resort’s excellent reputation with such a foolish, ridiculous and underhanded maneuver?

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We stayed at La Mirage and dined at its restaurant. We had excellent food with great service (togethe with a few surprises of the management) at an extremely competitive price. The ambiance is great, the menu is a bit narrow yet still sufficient to find items from the main categories of food. Highy recommended.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The best fine dining experience in Ecuador. Peacocks stroll the grounds, the smell of lavender greets you when you enter the hotel and the dining room is one of understated beauty and elegance. The food is all perfectly prepared. The shrimp ravioli is my favorite dish along with the french onion soup. They serve a free appetizer in a little music box, a very nice touch.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This restaurant is beautiful to look at, the food is beautifully presented, including one course served in a covered music box, and of course, the food is delicious!

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Amazing elegant relaxing supurb food and service. Will return soon. Appetizers come in a music box! The food could not have been better with peacocks to gaze at just
out the window

Thank David B
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