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Serendipity

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Leather Street, Cotacachi, Ecuador
+593 6-291-4521
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This place is a little pricey but I had breakfast and dinner there and the food was very good. The staff is friendly and were always smiling.

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Thank Jerri D
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Wonderful food. Excellent salad, Fajitas, meatloaf. Everything was delicious. We were very happy with the food and sevice. A pleasant surprise. Good pie.

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Thank duepplestrasse5-7
Ecuador
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We have been to Serendipity a half dozen times in the past six months, and felt it could be relied on for good enough (though relatively pricey) food, plus it is open more days and hours than many other options in town. On a Saturday, we ordered the corvina, described as "fresh fish": What we were given was a blackened... More 

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

A friendly atmosphere and great home cooked food and desserts make this a perfect place to come for a meal or a great piece of pie.

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Thank Robert H
Urcuqui, Ecuador
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is our go-to stop in Cotacachi. We like the chicken pot pie, the fajitas, and french onion soup. You can't leave without some dessert though. The service is excellent and personable. We've never had a bad experience at this restaurant.

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Ave Maria, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

"Serendipity "is a favorite eating place of mine while in Cotacachi ..... since the quality has been consistent ..... and they have a number of offerings which should appeal to expats ..... I have yet to adjust to certain regional traditions like cooking with congealed-blood and loading "chicken-soup" with skin-on chicken's feet ..... Maybe they hadn't been cooked enough ........ More 

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Thank Christopher E
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Serendipidity was the 1st Gringo restaurant and it has outlasted a lot of start-ups over the years. Even though the restaurant was sold to the 3 indigenous ladies, who have worked there forever, they have maintained the same level of service and menu choices. They have added juicing, along with a great menu of juice options or make your own.... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

A local restaurant made-easy for gringos offering somewhat Denny style food at prices that look good only compared to US, i.e. high for Ecuador, but easy to order in English! Clean tidy (most restaurants here are) but uninspired in setting and presentation of the food. Service was also average. This place is clearly over-rated, but does offer easy convenience and... More 

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

The food choices are varied and I've found them very good. Nothing fancy, but always tasty. Ecuadorian versions of American dishes. Always been a good experience. Lots of tourists and a lot expats tend to gravitate here. I've had great American style breakfasts here and everything from frajitas, to curry, to burgers and more.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Offers American and Ecuadorian food. I ate there several times for breakfast and dinner. It was always very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leather Street, Cotacachi, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Cotacachi
  • Phone Number: +593 6-291-4521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?