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Balcon de Imbabura

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Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 | Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 98 486 4825
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant "Balcón de Imbabura" in the city of otavalo is located next to the famous "La Plaza de Ponchos", it is a peaceful, cozy place with a beautiful decoration in its infrastructure from the corridors and the steps to the dining room. I like to frequent this place because it emphasizes the decoration with a native touch in addition... More 

Thank Esthersitaa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portions are big. Food was rather bland. We had a chicken and a beef burrito and both tasted very similar. Expensive by Ecuadorian standards. Taco Bello is a better choice if you're craving Mexican food.

Thank David B
Otavalo, Ecuador
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A bit touristy, but the atmosphere is nice and the green walls add to the feel of a restaurant in Ecuador with authentic food. The owner has lived in Ecuador for forty years, thus is well run and knowledgable.

Thank Micayla C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and good prices. I had to steak and fresh naranjilla juice it was well done! My sister had the fruit salad and was also delicious!

Thank Softaildeluxestu4ever
Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent spot for lunch. Overlooks the Plaza de Ponchos and Imbabura Volcano. Fantastic blackberry juice and chicken burritos. We live in Otavalo and come here a lot. - Cal

Thank Carroll I
Lake Worth, United States
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice homey Mexican cuisine with a view over the Plaza de Los Ponchos. Menu is a bit limited, but the servers were very friendly and the food was good. Another memorable Otovalo meal...and at a reasonable price.

Thank Robert F
Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great Ecuadorian standards and fresh juices make this a nice spot to have dinner at. Good for large groups.

Thank taddimo
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a charging atmosphere and it's family operated. The staff was very helpful and worked with me on my pathetic Spanish. The food was prepared quickly and the price was very reasonable. The only downside to the meal, half way through, 6 US citizens day down and behaved like you'd expect at a Waffle House. They did their... More 

Thank HuDatScott
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for a couple drinks . Very friendly stuff , drinks are made with fresh fruit juice, good prices and cute place . Balcony has a view to the plaza de Los ponchos .

Thank Paraisooo P
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Huge and delightful hamburguesas if you are in the mood. I found the soups delicious and a full meal. Served with a nice soft sliced Italian style bread. Plus a great overlook onto the square.

Thank Cheryl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Gastropub, Italian, Mexican, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 | Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 98 486 4825
We are facing the Plaza de los Ponchos on the second floor, perfect for admiring the handicraft market, we have a balcony to take pictures and enjoy a coffee exelentes outdoor

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?