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“Great Bar Owned By a Wonderful Lady”

El Secreto de Jeanine
Ranked #15 of 47 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Description: The main ingedients for our restaurant are good food, a great atmosphere, nice people and lots of fun in multiple languages.
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Description: The main ingedients for our restaurant are good food, a great atmosphere, nice people and lots of fun in multiple languages.
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We discovered Jeanine's place in a funny set of circumstances. Once there we felt right at home. My boyfriend used to own a bar in Salinas, and I owned restaurants in the USA so we know what it takes to run great places, and Jeanine definitely has it!

Great drinks, poured perfectly, and impromptu karaoke sessions made this our go to bar in Cotacachi when we were there visiting. Can't say enough good things about this lady and her place.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank lynn258
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I stumbled upon El Secreto de Jeanine and immediately felt like I was in an episode of Cheers - not surprising as it is an expat hangout! Everyone is so friendly and willing to share information.

This is not a restaurant - it is a bar! The drinks are also excellent (I didn't have one but the Margarita's were a hit!).

Jeanine (owner/host) is super helpful and has a wealth of information about Cotacachi (and Ecuador in general). This place is not to be missed!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank GiselleCota
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a very friendly gathering place for expats and more. Great owner/host. Wonderful Margaritas and more.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent food - best steak in town. A fixed menu and a bit pricier than other places in town, but worth the occasional splurge.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Jeanine is a very welcoming and gracious host. This cozy environment is a relaxing stop with a regular group of expats and nationals. Jeanine is very educated regarding Ecuadorian politics and customs-a wealth of knowledge! She also makes an outstanding Cuba Libra!! A must stop when in Citopachi -open at 2:00pm
Sal and Dave
Canada

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank sal32016
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