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“Unforgetable lunch!”

Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 72 Restaurants in Otavalo
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Latin, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Arbol de Montalvo restaurant is located in the back of our hotel Dona Esther. Please walk in on every night except Monday nights. During the weekends we're also opened for lunch and breakfast is of course every morning available (we have a nice choice in breakfasts, $ 4). Our menu highlights the Ecuadorian ingredients; we always try to find a way to cook something special with the typical and many ingredients of the country, packed in a different dish. For example the "pollo del arbol", chicken with a surprising sauce of "tomate de Arbol", or tamarillo. And of course we also serve pizzas, but pizzas in a wood burning oven with home made dough and good quality toppings. The atmosphere is cosy, no rush, we prepare everything fresh. We hope to see you soon!
Reviewed June 3, 2012

I went there with recommendation from LP, I have been Ecuador for 3 weeks and haven't tried this high standard of pasta. If you have been in Ecuador a while, you may notice that most restaurants were using instant coffee, but Arbol de Montalvo's coffee is very good and not the instant one. Soup, pasta and coffee cost US13.5, a bit high in Otavalo. Considering its warm atmosphere and food quality, its value for money than the other hot pick in LP.

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walecuador, Owner at Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2012

Thanks! We love that you enjoyed having lunch with us. I would like to make one remark, if you're think the prices are a bit high for Otavalo, don't forget the taxes and service are included in the price, in most places you pay that additional to your bill. Besides that, we buy our products with care, the vegetables are organic for example.
Hope to see you back some day!

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We had lunch here at the recommendation of a friend. Everyone had the typical plate or the pizza. It was great!

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Pizza is baked in a brick oven and has good flavor. There are other Italian choices that arrive hot and are quite tasty. This is sort of like a local neighborhood Italian place that you find in most cities ... nothing to rave about, but a good meal with decent atmosphere.

Thank Jack M
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walecuador, Owner at Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

I'm sorry, but I wouldn't dare saying that we're an Italian restaurant. We make vey tasty pizza's in a wood burning oven, yes, but I invite you to take a closer look to the menu the next time you're visiting Otavalo and you will notice that the rest of the dishes are more of a Mediterranean style, sometimes fused with Ecuadorian flavours.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Try the homemade pizza or other mediterean food coming out the real woodoven0!

1  Thank Kasfer
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Best food in all our Ecuador travels thus far. And the hot cinnamon drink brought out before dinner is a new family favorite!

1  Thank Jamie S
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