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“The Best Carrot Cake Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Serendipity

Serendipity
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Whidbey Island
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“The Best Carrot Cake Ever!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were staying in Otavalo, but visited Cotachachi for the huge parade and celebration. We were told that Serendipity was the place to go for gringo food. The guacamole and fajitas were delish, but the carrot cake won hands down.... and we are experts in carrot cakes! The servers were friendly and helpful, the vibe pleasant and inviting, and the prices a steal!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank judythr
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Good "gringo" hangout. My wife and I had the Mexican specials that day. You can also order things like meatloaf, but they do warn you that it could be awhile. Lots of other American foods to be had as well. Another great place to checkout is the Solid Rock Cafe

Visited September 2012
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Thank Michael T
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Alexandra Headland, Australia
2 reviews
“Friendly”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Informal atmosphere, used to catering to "western tastes".
A place to meet with fellow travellers and new settlers.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Alec H
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“American Cuisine in the Andes”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Serendipity is an Ex-pat magnet. If you came to Cotacachi to avert seeing any other 'gringos' don't even think about eating at Serendipity. If, however, you're itching for some American Cuisine after weeks of $2 almuerzos Serendipity will refresh your palate.

The food is well-prepared with fresh ingredients. The staff are incredibly friendly and most patrons are as well. I have yet to try something on the menu that isn't tasty so I couldn't begin to steer you toward a particular dish. Be sure to allow some time to eat at Serendipity to enjoy a relaxing meal surrounded by original art that decorates the restaurant painted by one of the owners.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Kristin F
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh, clean American fare”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is one of my favorites in Cotacachi. The menu is Amaerican and the spaghetti is so delicous as well as their avacado dip. You will find a lot of Americans to chat with and seek advice.

Visited July 2011
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Thank katkaplan
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