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“Authentic and Delicious highland Ecuadorean food”
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La Choza
Ranked #59 of 83 Restaurants in Ibarra
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
Description: A family-owned restaurant just off the main square and park in the center of town. Good Ecuadorean food - the soup is especially good. The service is prompt and friendly. Casual atmosphere. Also of note: the restaurant funds a number of community programs, such as a youth group, which meet during off-hours and upstairs in the same building. A great model for sustainable services. The family also owns an internet cafe just to the right of the restaurant.
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Description: A family-owned restaurant just off the main square and park in the center of town. Good Ecuadorean food - the soup is especially good. The service is prompt and friendly. Casual atmosphere. Also of note: the restaurant funds a number of community programs, such as a youth group, which meet during off-hours and upstairs in the same building. A great model for sustainable services. The family also owns an internet cafe just to the right of the restaurant.
Reviewed January 8, 2014

La Choza has been serving superb highland Ecuadorean food for decades, in my opinion it's a must for someone that wants to try the impressive array of options Ecuador has to offer. Try Rosero (a typical hominy and fruit drink) and the cheese empanadas (Empanadas de Viento)!!

Thank Fernando P
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Centrally located near the Swiss Hotel, you can get traditional food while listening to three musicians playing harp, guitar and drum. Open, clean and attractive setting, the food is very tasty and unique. We tried all the empanadas and the tamales.

Thank lueeze
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

La Choza is centrally located, within a block of the two parks/squares in the center of Ibarra. The cuisine is local (lots of chicken, rice, corn and vegetables; not much spice); the soup/stew is especially good. Their service was very friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is relaxed, with local families and couples when we were there. It's inexpensive, especially by U.S. standards - something like $5 for a full meal.

Besides being a restaurant, La Choza hosts and supports a number of community programs that operate upstairs or in the main dining area during off-hours. It's a model I've heard of in other cities in So. America: the business helps fund the service programs, so they don't need to rely on government grants. One of the programs connected with La Choza is a youth group, La Casa de Juventud, (http://www.juventudibarra.tk ). A great model for sustainability.

BTW, the family that owns the restaurant also runs an internet cafe next door.

Good food, good location, good cause.

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Thank stevesLexington_Ma
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Reviewed May 29, 2014
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Reviewed December 31, 2012
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