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Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant

Juan Montalvo 4-44 | hostal Dona Esther B&B, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-0739
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“arroz” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (27 reviews)
“quinoa salad” (4 reviews)
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International, Pizza, Italian, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Juan Montalvo 4-44 | hostal Dona Esther B&B, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for 15 years and have never had a bad meal here. I always opt for the pizza (wood-fired and delicious) and sometimes the hubs and I split a salad (the avocado salad is fab) but I've sampled just about...More

Thank Ruffwriter
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Restaurante Arbol de Montalvo is a wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere and Mediterranean touch owned by a Dutch couple located in downtown Otavalo inside their hotel Doña Esther. Even though their location is right in the middle of town, once inside you won't notice...More

Thank SirStancelot
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This place is right off the main plaza in Otavalo. I had their house specialty grilled trout and loved it - my companion had a Quattro Stagione Pizza and it was Wonderful!! Thin crispy crust and just the right balance of sauce, cheese and toppings....More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Otavalo! We have stayed at Hostal Donna Esther on two trips to Otavalo and we eat every dinner at their wonderful restaurant. Great atmosphere and very kind service. The food is the best we have had anywhere in Otavalo...More

Thank lqvist
Reviewed 17 May 2015

It's an eatery in a Hostel owned by a Dutch family. Varies menu with vegetarian options and one of the most interesting and tasty pizzas I've had down here. Gotta like thin(almost cracker thin) crust though! Cooked in a wood burning, traditional pizza oven. Delicious!...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I can definitely recommend this place: the atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice, the food was good (it is all organic!), and the prices were fair!

Thank Nicinita
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We had delicious pizzas here. We were in a group, and our order was put in ahead of time. The service was good.

Thank K B
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Dona Esther's is tucked away on a dark side street in the market town of Otavalo. The atmosphere is dimly lit with humble table and chairs. We start with a traditional European drink and popcorn. the food is fresh and 100% organic. The owner informed...More

Thank Marcie0413
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We have traveled to Otavalo six times in the past few years and dinner at Dona Esther is always on our "must do" lists! The food is excellent and the ambiance and service are top notch!! We have introduced four friends to the restaurant and...More

Thank STXCheryl
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This restaurant is on the groundfloor of hostal dona Esther. It serves good foood, nice pizza too. One of the better eating options at Otavalo, go there for good service and food.

Thank carolineenwillem
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Paula R
4 May 2016|
Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Montalvo 4-44 | hostal Dona Esther B&B, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 6-292-0739
  • E-mail
Arbol de Montalvo restaurant is located in the back of our hotel Dona Esther. Please walk in on every night except Monday nights. During the weekends we're also opened for lunch and breakfast is of course every morning available (we have a nice choice in breakfasts, $ 4).
Our menu highlights the Ecuadorian ingredients; we always try to find a way to cook something special with the typical and many ingredients of the country, packed in a different dish. For example the "pollo del arbol", chicken with a surprising sauce of "tomate de Arbol", or tamarillo.
And of course we also serve pizzas, but pizzas in a wood burning oven with home made dough and good quality toppings.
The atmosphere is cosy, no rush, we prepare everything fresh.
We hope to see you soon!
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