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.

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.
Address: Segundo Luis Moreno Street

Aroma Coffee & Gelato

Coffee, deserts, gelato.

Address: 10 de Agosto and Rocafuerte

Cafe con Leche

Coffee shop.

Address: Morales Street

Cafe La Fayette

Address: Parque Ornamental

Cafe Rio Intag

Coffee, beverages, breakfast, desserts, takeout, seating, free WiFi.
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.
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.
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.
Address: bolivar 16-70 and Modesto Peñaherrera

Casal Sant Patricia

Ecuadorian food and beverages.
Address: Modesto Peñaherrera

Chifa Li Hua Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, Asian. Vegetarian friendly.
Address: Calle Bolivar 1108 and 10 de Agosto

Colors and Flavors

International cuisine. Lunch, dinner.
Seating, table service.
Address: 9 de Octubre

Comedor Ruben Conde

Ecuadorian. At the food court at the market.
Address: at the market.

Coo Coo’s Nest

American. Breakfast, Brunch. Takeout, seating, Wheelchair accessible. Address: 10 de Agosto

Dos Continentes

South American, Ecuadorian.
Address: 10 de Agosto and Sucre

El Jardin

Tex Mex
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.
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.
Address: 10 de Agosto adn Pedro Moncayo

El Mirador del Lago Cuicocha

Address: at Cuicocha Lagoon

El Pollo Real

Ecuadorian, chicken.
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.
Address: Sucre Street in Barrio Humedo

El Secreto de Jeanine

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.
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.
Address: Panamericana/Troncal de la Sierra/E35

Jambi Mascari-UNORCAC

Address: 10 de Agosto and Morales

Kimbala Restaurant

Address: Bolivar and 9 de Octubre

La Carreta Restaurant

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.
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.
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.
Address: 10 de Agosto prolongación

La Parrilla de Alberto

We offer a different place to eat. Ecuadorian.
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.
Address: 9 de Octubre and Sucre

La Pequeña Venecia

Address: Parque Ornamental

La Taberna del Primitivo

Address: At the Hotel Gran Primitivo at the entrance to Cotacachi.

La Tola Rosario

South American, Ecuadorian.
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.
Address: 10 de Agosto (Albuja Commerical Center)


US Southern Fried Chicken
Address: On 9 de Octubre between Sucre and Boliver

Las Autenticas y Exquisitas Carnes Coloradas

Address: Calle Juan Montalvo

Leyre Restaurante

Ecuadorian, Argentinian
Address: Panamerican Norte, sector de Carabuela (entrada a Santa Teresita)

Lomi Wasi Village

Address: Tunibamba Cotacachi Canton

Los Deliciosos Antijitos

Address: Garcia Moreno and Salinas

Mei Xin Authentic Chinese

Authentic Chinese.
Address: Simon Bolivar Street

Nagu Frozen Yogurt

Address: Gonzalez Suarez y 10 de Agosto
Hours: Daily 10:30am – 8:00pm

Patio de Comidas Mercado Jatuk Cem

Foodcourt at the main market.
Address: Salinas and 10 de Agosto

Pesca Deportiva Cotacachi

Ecuadorian. Trout and Tilapia. Offering fishing for your own trout or tilapia.
Address: Via Quiroga, Quitugo

Pizzeria Alpujarra

Pizza and beverages.
Address: On Bolivar across from Intercultural Park
Open: 3pm –  10pm

Pizzeria Delizia

Pizza, Italian, beverages.
Address: Bolivar and 10 de Agosto near Parque Ornamental

Pizzeria La Casa Vieja

Pizza and beverages.
Address: Rocafuerte Street

Quinta Maria Jose

Burgers, Italian, Mexican, Ecuadorian. Lunch, dinner, beverages, catering, reservations.
Address: Calle 24 de Mayo and Morales

Restaurante del Joshe

Address: 9 de Octubre

Restaurante El Patio

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.
Address: 9 de Octubre

Ricas Fritadas Mamita Susi

Address: Atuntaqui

Sendero Cotacachi

Cafeteria and Pizzeria.
Address: Via Cotacachi – Quiroga – Cuicocha 484

Sisari Cafe & Restaurant

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.
Address: Gonzalez Suarez and 9 de Octubre

Sports Food

American, Ecuadorian.
Address: 9 de Octubre and Salinas

Sub’s Station

Sub’s Station 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.
Address: 10 de Agosto one block from San Francisco Park

The Pastry Shop

Pastries, deserts, lunch, beverages.

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.
Address: 10 de Agosto and Pedro Moncayo


Address: Pedro Moncayo and Vacas Galindo

Living Resto Bar

Bar and Restaurant.

Address: Pedro Moncayo y 9 de Octubre


Venazuelan cuisine.

Address: at Ornamental Park


Cafeteria, Coffee shop, Restaurant  

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.

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.

Address: Rocafuerte and 9 de Octubre
Tel: +593 99 368 2314

Don Bolivar Panaderia

Offers a selection of breads, rolls and pastries.

Address: 9 de Octubre and Sucre

Trigo Lindo Bakery

Offers a selection of breads, rolls and pasteries.

Address: Gonzales Suarez and 24 de Mayo
Tel: +593 98 866 7765

Trigo Verde Panaderia

Address: 10 de Agosto and Sucre