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“"Gringo" Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Serendipity

Serendipity
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cotacachi, EC
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“"Gringo" Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Serendipity's is THEE GRINGO SPOT in Cotacachi. You won't see very many locals, but the Gringos keep it packed. They cater to the North American palate and do it well. The menu has plenty to choose from and the prices are very reasonable. I've never had a meal here I didn't enjoy. I especially like their Key Lime Pie. Not a true Key Lime Pie for you KLP-snobs, but a darn good pie nonetheless.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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215 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Delicious Comfort Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Spending several weeks or months in Ecuador you start to crave the flavors of home. They have chicken pot pie, meatloaf, spagetti, sushi, tiaramisu, apple pie, etc... The people there are very friendly. Service is a little slow, so don't go if you are on a tight schedule. Slow down, you are in Ecuador. :-) It is well worth the wait!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Judi E
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Looking For American ?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

This little restaurant is a great place to meet and mingle with expats and have American style food. I had a vegetarian rice dish that was very good. My husband had the onion soup which is also one of my favorites. I love the avocado dip with plantain chips! You can share a piece of key lime pie that tastes like the Eagle Brand version.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Ann H
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and a place to meet expats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I had read about Serendipity in International Living magazine, and was hopeful to meet some North American expats. Place was just what I was hoping for, and the food is delicious.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Terry M
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good for dinners. Not so much to our liking for breakfasts.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

The lasagna was good and the fajitas were excellent. Did not care for the breakfasts. It is a nice place to sit and have a coffee, tea or cervesa while you're on WiFi.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Liz B
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