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“Tipico and western tasty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Casa del Turista

La Casa del Turista
Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tipico and western tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We have eaten at La Turista five or six times in the last two years. Had one soso meal there but typically very tasty. Good Corvina, very good roasted chicken dishes. Patio is wonderful and service decent.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“simple Ecuadorian food done right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

It seems like a lot of people try this place expecting it to be what its name suggests it will be: a tourist house. (In fact, we almost didn't try it because of the name.) The truth is that this place serves real Ecuadorian food (perhaps to real Ecuadorian tourists?). We ate here three times during our stay, and we were the only gringos all three times. The food was simple and tasty, and the service was gracious and friendly. (In fact, by the second visit, the waiter knew just what wine to bring.) Their locro con queso was the best we tried in 11 days, and they were one of the few restaurants open later than 8pm, a real find for travelers who don't want to eat dinner at 5 and be in bed by 9.

Visited January 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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216 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not what I expected.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

It sounded like a place to get American food and it resembled our food, but....
I ordered steak and received two large pieces of meat and huge servings. My mother ordered spagetti that had a strange tasting marinara sauce.
I think we were the only Gringo's in the restaurant and everytime we walked by we saw only locals.
It was very interesting their perception of our food.

Visited March 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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216 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“The food looked like American food but did not taste like it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

I think this restaurant caters to the Ecuadorian crowd. The waiter was not very friendly to us at all. We felt like we were putting him out to wait on us.
We had spagetti (the sauce was very strange...it was red), the steaks were cut very thin and marinated to death.
This is an Ecuadorian translation of American food. Not a good translation.

Visited March 2013
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ecuador
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“La casa del Turista”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

The restaurant is right next to the hostal. The food was a bit salty but the service was good. The group of friends had a good time in general.

Visited June 2013
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