Where To Eat

Enjoy tasty and diverse local and international cuisine

Cotacachi offers something for every tastebud. From exquisite French-Ecuadorian fusion cuisine to scrumptious mega-affordable eats at the market kiosks to the ultimate fresh selections at the town market.

Aliana Pizzeria

Pizza and beverages.
Phone: +593 99 092 3557
Address: Rocafuerte Street

Ananda Cafe

We are a restaurant that combines national food and fast food in order to bring variety to the gastronomic options of Cotacachi.
We have a cozy atmosphere and a terrace designed to enjoy the dishes and drinks accompanied by the beautiful view of the city and the Imbabura and Cotacachi volcanoes.
Phone: +593 98 578 9898
Address: Segundo Luis Moreno Street

Aroma Coffee & Gelato

Coffee, deserts, gelato.
Phone: +593 99 938 9436
Address: 10 de Agosto and Rocafuerte

Cafe con Leche

Coffee shop.
Phone: +593 06 291 6875
Address: Morales Street

Cafe La Fayette

Phone: +593 06 291 4453
Address: Parque Ornamental

Cafe Rio Intag

Coffee, beverages, breakfast, desserts, takeout, seating, free WiFi.
Phone: +593 06 256 6029
Address: Imbabura 863 and San Francisco Park

Cafe Roma Pizzeria Ristorante

Italian cuisine with an Italian chef and quality ingredients. Italian, pizza, vegtarian friendly. Takeout, table service, reservations, seating. Lunch, dinner, Breakfast.
Phone: +593 99 371 6079
Address: Pedro Moncayo and 10 de Agosto

Cafeteria La Alpujarra

Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Deli, Desserts. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Beverages. Delivery, takeout, seating, parking available, free WiFi, accepts credit cards, table service, family style.
Phne: +593 99 027 3993
Address: Bolivar and 9 de Octubre

Carnes Coloradas de Esther Moreno de Unda

We offer the best traditional food with over 70 yeard experience. Ecuadorian, lunch, takeout, reservations, seating, table service.
Phone: +593 06 291 6802
Address: bolivar 16-70 and Modesto Peñaherrera

Casal Sant Patricia

Ecuadorian food and beverages.
Phone: +593 96 807 8497
Address: Modesto Peñaherrera

Chifa Li Hua Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, Asian. Vegetarian friendly.
Phone: +593 06 291 5344
Address: Calle Bolivar 1108 and 10 de Agosto

Colors and Flavors

International cuisine. Lunch, dinner.
Seating, table service.
Phone: +593 06 291 4016
Address: 9 de Octubre

Comedor Ruben Conde

Ecuadorian. At the food court at the market.
Phone: +593 98 991 6774
Address: at the market.

Coo Coo’s Nest

American. Breakfast, Brunch. Takeout, seating, Wheelchair accessible.
Phone: +593 98 389 1170
Address: 10 de Agosto

Dos Continentes

South American, Ecuadorian.
No Phone Available
Address: 10 de Agosto and Sucre

El Jardin

Tex Mex
No Phone Available
Address: Across from the Instituto Superior Technologico. Go down Segundo Luis Moreno and take a left on Waminda Ruminahui.
Open Mon – Sat 8:30am – 6:30pm

El Leñador

International, Ecuadorian, South American cuisine.
Phone: +593 06 291 5083
Address: Sucre 10-12 and Juan Montalvo

El Meson de Pedro

Pedro’s Inn is a restaurant with typical Ecuadorian food, located in the commercial center of the City of Cotacachi.
Phone: +593 06 291 5644
Address: 10 de Agosto adn Pedro Moncayo

El Mirador del Lago Cuicocha

Phone: +593 99 055 8367
Address: at Cuicocha Lagoon

El Pollo Real

Ecuadorian, chicken.
No Phone Available
Address: Bolivar and 9 de Octubre

El Rincon de la Abeja Maya

Multiple types of cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and coffee. Catering, outdoor and indoor seating, reservations, takeout, wait service.
Phone: +593 98 740 6693
Address: Sucre Street in Barrio Humedo

El Secreto de Jeanine

Phone: +593 93 978 2061
Address: On the corner of Sucre and Carcia Moreno

European Gourmet Restaurant Matryoshka

Welcome, friends, to our new restaurant Matryoshka! Enjoy the variety of delicious foods from Russia and Europe – Hungarian, French, Italian and more. Many vegetarian options. We are open daily from 10am to 10pm. Almuerzo, Menu del Dia, Platas a la Carta.
Phone: +593 98 776 9943
Address: 10 de Agosto 12-40

Fritadas Delicias de Imbabura

Fritadas Delicias de Imbabura is a small business owned by an indigenous family located near Otavalo developed to grow the local economy and to share with local and international visitors the traditional cuisine of our province. We offer customers traditional Ecuadorian food, featuring locally-grown chicken soup and fritadas. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages.
Phone: +593 99 794 6990
Address: Panamericana/Troncal de la Sierra/E35

Jambi Mascari-UNORCAC

Phone: +593 06 291 5977
Address: 10 de Agosto and Morales

Kimbala Restaurant

Phone: +593 06 291 6990
Address: Bolivar and 9 de Octubre

La Carreta Restaurant

Phone: +593 98 574 5899
Address: 10 de Agosto

La Casa del Turista

International and Ecuadorian cuisine. Bar, cafe, grill, pug. Lunch and dinner. Seating, takeout, reservations, serves alcohol, table service.
Phone: +593 06 291 6125
Address: Bolivar 113-02 and 10 de Agosto

La Marqueza

Ecuadorian, Latin, Spanish, South American cuisine. Lunch and dinner. Seating, table service, reservations, serves alcohol.
Phone: +593 06 291 5488
Address: 10 de Agosto 12-65 and Bolivar

La Mirage Garden Restaurant

Contemporary international fusion cuisine. Vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten free options. Brunch, lunch, dinner. Full bar, reservations, seating, parking available, table service, private dining available, wheelchair accessible, serves alcohol.
Phone: +593 06 291 5237
Address: 10 de Agosto prolongación

La Parrilla de Alberto

We offer a different place to eat. Ecuadorian.
Phone: +593 98 922 0740
Address: Salinas between 10 de Agosto and 9 de Octubre

La Parrilla del Compadre

We offer the best in food; Roasts and a lot of variety in typical dishes, à la carte dishes, breakfasts, executive menus and fast food. Ecuadorian.
Phone: +593 06 291 5777
Address: 9 de Octubre and Sucre

La Pequeña Venecia

No Phone Available
Address: Parque Ornamental

La Taberna del Primitivo

Phone: +593 99 936 0495
Address: At the Hotel Gran Primitivo at the entrance to Cotacachi.

La Tola Rosario

South American, Ecuadorian.
Phone: +593 98 877 7798
Address: Rocafuerte betweeen 10 de Agosto and 9 de Octubre

La Vaca Gorda Bar and Grill

Specializing in meats and grilling. American, Ecuadorian. Walk-ins, reservations, good for groups, good for children, takeout.
Phone: +593 06 291 6210
Phone: +593 99 319 7086
Address: 10 de Agosto (Albuja Commerical Center)


US Southern Fried Chicken
No Phone Available
Address: On 9 de Octubre between Sucre and Boliver

Las Autenticas y Exquisitas Carnes Coloradas

Phone: +593 06 291 4139
Address: Calle Juan Montalvo

Leyre Restaurante

Ecuadorian, Argentinian
Phone: +593 99 819 0874
Address: Panamerican Norte, sector de Carabuela (entrada a Santa Teresita)

Lomi Wasi Village

Phone: +593 98 981 5938
Address: Tunibamba Cotacachi Canton

Los Deliciosos Antijitos

Phone: +593 06 291 4412
Address: Garcia Moreno and Salinas

Mei Xin Authentic Chinese

Authentic Chinese.
Phone: +593 06 299 0381
Address: Simon Bolivar Street

Nagu Frozen Yogurt

No Phone Available
Address: Gonzalez Suarez y 10 de Agosto
Hours: Daily 10:30am – 8:00pm

Patio de Comidas Mercado Jatuk Cem

Foodcourt at the main market.
No Phone Available
Address: Salinas and 10 de Agosto

Pesca Deportiva Cotacachi

Ecuadorian. Trout and Tilapia. Offering fishing for your own trout or tilapia.
Phone: +593 99 716 4435
Address: Via Quiroga, Quitugo

Pizzeria Alpujarra

Pizza and beverages.
Phone: +593 96 308 9448
Address: On Bolivar across from Intercultural Park
Open: 3pm –  10pm

Pizzeria Delizia

Pizza, Italian, beverages.
Phone: +593 06 291 6633
Address: Bolivar and 10 de Agosto near Parque Ornamental

Pizzeria La Casa Vieja

Pizza and beverages.
Phone: +593 99 499 9394
Address: Rocafuerte Street

Quinta Maria Jose

Burgers, Italian, Mexican, Ecuadorian. Lunch, dinner, beverages, catering, reservations.
Phone: +593 95 977 2445
Address: Calle 24 de Mayo and Morales

Restaurante del Joshe

No Phone Available
Address: 9 de Octubre

Restaurante El Patio

Phone: +593 06 291 6280
Address: 10 de Agosto 12-67

Restaurante La Tola

We are a restaurant with more than 30 years of experience in the typical traditional cuisine of the Cotacachi canton. Ecuadorian.
Phone: +593 06 291 5509
Address: 9 de Octubre

Ricas Fritadas Mamita Susi

Phone: +593 95 928 3913
Address: Atuntaqui

Sendero Cotacachi

Cafeteria and Pizzeria.
Phone: +593 06 291 5178
Address: Via Cotacachi – Quiroga – Cuicocha 484

Sisari Cafe & Restaurant

Phone: +593 98 864 3827
Address: On Salinas at 9 de Octubre (nearest the northwest corner) in the orange and red builiding

Solid Rock Restaurant

American, Ecuadorian. Vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Takeout, seating, wheelchair accessible, table service, outdoor seating.
Phone: +593 06 291 5262
Address: Gonzalez Suarez and 9 de Octubre

Sports Food

American, Ecuadorian.
Phone: +593 98 464 4780
Address: 9 de Octubre and Salinas

Subs Sandwich Bar

Subs Sandwich Bar is a cozy little restaurant in Cotacachi that offers a variety of US-Style food and also some specialties created by our chef himself. We serve breakfast from 8.30 am to 11.30am. Fridays is Fish&Chips day, reservations are highly recommended.
American, International, Bar, Fast food, Pub, South American. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages.
Phone: +593 96 805 7752
Address: San Francisco Park, white house with patio next to the Pastry Shop

The Pastry Shop

Pastries, deserts, lunch, beverages.
Phone: +593 99 092 0557
Address: near San Francisco Park

Traveler’s and Sportsmen’s Bar

We provide a friendly atmosphere, excellent service, and high quality drinks while enjoying your favorite sports program or board game.
American, Ecuadorian, International. Lunch, dinner, drinks.
Phone: +593 98 630 9465
Address: 10 de Agosto and Pedro Moncayo


Phone: +593 06 255 4167
Address: Pedro Moncayo and Vacas Galindo

Living Resto Bar

Bar and Restaurant.
Phone: +593 97 943 4151
Address: Pedro Moncayo y 9 de Octubre


Cafeteria, Coffee shop, Restaurant  
Phone: +593 98 361 4265
Address: imbabura 835 y Tarque, parque San Francisco (0.29 mi)
Cotacachi, Imbabura, Ecuador
Hours: 10 am to 6

Bakeries, bakeries, bakeries

There seems to be one on every corner.
Here is a list of some of the more popular bakeries in Cotacachi.

Pan de Pina

Offers delicious fresh pineapple filled rolls for $0.25 and a variety of assorted fresh baked breads.
No Phone Available
Address: On PenaHerrera Street at Matriz Park across from the bus stop.


Offers delicious fresh and healthy breads, rolls, muffins, sandwiches, pastries and other delights.
Phone: +593 99 368 2314
Address: Rocafuerte and 9 de Octubre

Don Bolivar Panaderia

Offers a selection of breads, rolls and pastries.
No Phone Available
Address: 9 de Octubre and Sucre

Trigo Lindo Bakery

Offers a selection of breads, rolls and pasteries.
Phone: +593 98 866 7765
Address: Gonzales Suarez and 24 de Mayo