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“Never Let Me Down”

Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 77 Restaurants in Otavalo
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: Latin, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: 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!
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The restaurant has fresh and well prepared food- pizzas that can't be beat, breakfast that I can't wait to eat and the soup is my favorite for lunch or dinner with one of their salads. One of the best places I ate at in Ecuador!

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Thank Rochelle M
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stumbled upon the restaurant by accident, it is within the Hotel Dona Esther, and we were glad we did.... there is a brick pizza oven ( they looked good although we didn't have one) and the dining is quiet, relaxed and with a subdued elegance that made the experience the best meal we had in Otavalo. The food was both Ecuadorean ( the soup was delicious), continental, and American.... loved all of it and would return in a heartbeat

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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with a wood burning oven. We heard from an american who lives in ecuador two months out of the year this restaurant has the best pizza. We had a salad and 2 pasta entrees with wine and juice for 27 US. They also served popcorn as a free appetizer. Food is prepared fresh ( they claim organic) and it is delicious. Priced right. Great quality at a more than fair price. Wanted to go there again for dinner again the following day.

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Thank aneliake
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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Propietario at Arbol de Montalvo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Just a small note with this wonderful review, interesting for our future guests: we indeed do serve our food with organic vegetables, we buy our vegetables in a store in the provincial capital where a French resident started the organic idea some 30 years ago. We do like healthy and good, tasty food ourselves, so we don't serve our guests otherwise. For the rest of the ingredients, we always find good quality meat, fish and shrimp and don't buy it on the local market.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Restaurante Arbol de Montalvo in Otavalo is located inside the Hostal Dona Esther just off the "Park" and within walking distance of the market. I have been coming to this place for over 15 years and the hostal and the restaurant are both fabulous. The restaurant is so cozy with the clay pizza oven and quaint atmosphere. (Let me tell you, I have seen inside their kitchen and it is immaculately clean). Feel safe to eat anything here. They buy their vegetables and meat from a grocery store near Ibara (not from the local market). The pizza is the best anywhere. Some of my other favorites are their spaghetti dishes, soups, salads, and great steaks. This restaurant is so good, I can't even make myself go try another one.

Thank gailgarrett
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Had another wonderful experience at Dona Ester. Excellent food, great service. Coming to Dona Ester for five years now and still enjoying it!. Thanks again.

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Thank pedersens
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