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“" The best place to eat"”

La Casa del Turista
Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The “Casa del Turista” is a good restaurant in Cotacachi. It is located in front the Ornamental Park. This place is a very nice and very elegant place to eat, This place is a very popular between the national people and tourists, it also has on extensive menu but the menu is a bit expensive because the food in this place is very delicious. The people in this place are very attentive and they always have very elegant phases for each table.
The course fixed menu was actually a nice value, and we all enjoyed strolling the grounds afterwards. The ladies in our party returned another day for high tea, which was very good as well. They have high expectations here, but I believe they met them on our visit. The restaurant is a gorgeous, exclusive property in an old world formal setting the place have people are too nice. The dining room is lovely. Great service, obvious that the staff, traditional indigenous people, had been trained in formal. Most memorable was my dessert - crepes filled with maracuya cream, and appetizer, a goat cheese and vegetable tart.
The decor is wonderful, the service even better and each meal that our traveling companions had received nothing but raves. The restaurant is large and it can certainly handle at least 150 people as memory serves, but the restaurant feels far more intimate and the service to the client is always good and its efficiency too.
I recommend this restaurant because it has a varied and delicious menu despite its own place to be ally with other restaurants is still one of the best places to eat with the city of Cotacachi , from which you can eat and have fun.

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Thank PattOo M
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The place it's really nice, but the food is poorly done. If your are thinking of a good steak or filet mignon, just forget it. If you want just simple fries go for it and don't try the hamburguer its tasteless.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The restaurant has been newly rebuilt. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food is reasonably priced and very good.

Thank VinesB
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Casa del Tourista recently moved next door to a new building. Inside the building is beautifully done and feels spacious. However the outside is something to regret. It is done adobe-style which looks like it belongs in Santa Fe New Mexico. There are no other buildings like this in Cotacachi maybe not anywhere else in Ecuador. It contrasts with the colonial style of the rest of this charming community. Why this was allowed to happen is a mystery. The dinner I had was just ok. A shrimp ceviche started my meal and it was very good, contrasting the thin steak that was listed as 'Argentine style' with almost raw bacon interlaced. I ordered it medium-rare and there was no pink in th middle because it was so thin. The service was un-caring, the older waitress never returned to the table to ask me if things were ok. Other locals I have talked to have said it is popular only for the prices and hours of operation. I am amazed that someone would spend so much money on a restaurant and not have food and service to match. The bar looks nice but was not being patronized.

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Thank ecuadordean
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

You could find great food in Cotacachi but its difficult after 9:30pm. La Casa Del Turista is a great alternative for unexpected travellers. Heres my review about it

Pros.
- They are open after 9:30pm!
- Portions
- Not (that) pricey

Cons.
- Spaghetti sauce needs improvement!

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Thank Enrique_Reyes
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