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“Not prepared for Saturdays”
Review of Mi Otavalito

Mi Otavalito
Ranked #6 of 66 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Powell River, Canada
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not prepared for Saturdays”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This might have been a beautiful interlude in Otavalo's hectic market day, as the restaurant is cozy and attractive, with a menu sporting such oddities as Pineapple Flameado and Ceviche Otavalito, not to mention a long-awaited cappuccino. However, the espresso machine was not working, there was no toilet paper in the bathrooms, the water for tea was tepid, the somewhat tasty consomme was tepid, too, and the service was incredibly slow since the poor waitress had far too many tables to serve--all this to the accompaniment of the live but middling Ecuadorian-music band who played El Condor Pasa excruciatingly slowly about six times while we were there. Trying to save time and serve us better, our waitress tried to deliver a global verbal amount rather than take the time to write a bill. Interesting, but once was enough.

  • Visited December 2012
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The restaurant is cozy and decorated with original table sets and there is a life band playing traditional music. The selection on the menu is average but the food is good and the portions are on the bigger side.

Visited October 2012
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not up to the standard of Quino”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Waitress was attentive, beautifully dressed and the highlight of the visit. The vegetables and the fish/meat we had were liberally sprinkled with dried herbs which spoiled them. Otherwise meat and fish were well cooked. We went because Quino is closed on Mondays and would not go again

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Paris, France
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

this is a very nice restaurant with good food and extremely nice staff . I went there twice and was very pleased both times .IT is expensive enough for Ecuador but the portions are very fair .Still what i liked the most was the atmosphere due to the gentleness and the smile of the girl serving there . And of course some music .

  • Visited September 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great menu del dia”
Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Although a little more than you usually pay for an set lunch, it was $6, the food was really fresh and delicious and great portions.

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Thank Mirands
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