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El Mirador

Cacali-La Independencia Road, San Miguel de los Bancos 170750, Ecuador
+593 2-277-0307
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (3 reviews)
“fruit” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean
££ - £££
Cacali-La Independencia Road, San Miguel de los Bancos 170750, Ecuador
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The restaurant is very nice. They got confused with my order of chicken with mango but I got a delious potatoe soup. The staff is friendly. The highlight was seeing all the beautiful birds and exploring outside in the lovely gardens! I did not realize...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We stayed at Hostal Restaurante El Mirador for 3 nights. Its location is strategic, as it stands in a sort of crossroads between various Ecuatorian birding attractions - Mindo, Angel Paz, Mashpi --, thus being very convenient for a change of direction and as a...More

Thank Elsie L
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful hidden place. Food and service are great and the views are breathtaking. Plan to spend time here to enjoy the birds, view, coffee and the tree bridge. You can walk across a wooden bridge to the platform under the tree. It is...More

Thank worldview2016
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were welcomed by Patricio, who was very cordial and knowledgeable about the local birds. He even helped me ID a new bird I saw in Milpe. The dining tables faced the bird feeders and photographing the birds was easy. On the terrace, one could...More

Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you want to stay in Los Bancos, you must stay at the Mirador Rio Blanco. The owner is one of the friendliest people I’ve met in Ecuador, they have a nice patch of rainforest in the backyard, the rooms are clean and secure, and...More

Thank G_A_Montgomery
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Everything there is Great. From the rooms to sleep to the food, fantastic!!! Excelent place for Birding too!!! The owner is all arround and one of the best person I need in the world. Carefull with the gests when they are at the lodge (I...More

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Started off with complimentary, yummy fried yucca. Large portions of well-cooked foods from eggplant parmesan to mixed seafood. The best part was watching toucans and tanagers coming into the bananas for their own lunch. Lovely view of the river and friendly service - just as...More

Thank duerr2016
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was traveling through on business with four others, we stopped for lunch and were awestruck by the view from the dining room and from the decks outside - a sweeping panorama of the river valley, and hundreds of hummingbirds and others at the fruit...More

Thank Prescott B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Beautiful birds for viewing and photo opportunities. Very good food and welcoming staff. Rooms were small but they worked for us and the price was commensurate.

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great view and very quiet. All you can hear is the waves of the river and the humming birds. We stayed there for a night had all our meals there and did a little walk in the cloud forest around.

Thank VibekeJ
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27 November 2015|
Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
the contact finfo for el mirador is miradorrioblanco com i'm sitting in the restaurant now. the cabanas are 18 per person per night, and suite 25 per person per night... hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cacali-La Independencia Road, San Miguel de los Bancos 170750, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  San Miguel de los Bancos
  • Phone Number: +593 2-277-0307
Sometimes the town is just called Los Bancos. It is located between Quito and Pedro Vicente Maldonado
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