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Balcon de Imbabura

Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 | Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 99 813 5005
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (13 reviews)
“burrito” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Gastropub, Italian, Mexican, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 | Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

across the street from the poncho plaza; it is upstairs, so not handicap accessible. the Mexican food is ok, and as there aren't many chooses, it will do in a pinch.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank world-gypsy-gal
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Popular because it has a balcony that over looks the market. Only visited by tourists. Has English menus. Considering its location we thought the prices were reasonable. Never going to pay local prices in such a location. Fair selection of food on the menu.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ali921
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Food (burritos and frijoles as a starter) was very avergae. Decoration is nice and the location great. Staff was okay. All in all we did not understand why it is rated so well on Tripadvisor.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LeaAll
Christian F, Gerente at Balcon de Imbabura, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018
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hola gracias por su comentario, nuestra valorado en Tripadvisor, es por calidad de nuestros productos y la amabilidad que brindamos...More

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Balcon de Imbabura is located at the Plaza de Ponchos. From the second floor it overlooks the plaza. This small restaurant serves Mexican style food at reasonable prices. We started with the nachos con carne and had burritos that were good. The pork ribs/ chop...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lightningboy
Reviewed March 12, 2018

You're really paying for location when you come to this restaurant, as better, cheaper fare can easily be found a few streets away from the Plaza de Ponchos. The food was good but not worth the price relative to other restaurants.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank James G
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Was tired and hungry after long bus trip and much much longer border crossing. Ended up here because it was so close to my hotel. It's a refreshingly nice place, good food, big portions, nicely decorated, quiet. Great service too. Doesn't rate a fabulous, but...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Over60Nomad
Reviewed December 17, 2017

We came from ballet in atuntaqui, it was after 9 pm, and we were looking for a place to eat. We were happy with the menu selections, and it was open late. Good food at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I went to this place a couple of times because I enjoy their salads for lunch, sometimes with a side or with soup. It has a nice view, decent quality food, good juices, good service, and slightly cheaper than some of the other places on...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank TVTrav
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant overlooks the well known market square in Otavalo. The portions were generous and the food was delicious. It’s organic as well! The service was polite and courteous. The ambiance of the place is fantastic. A great value for your bucks!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank T-Bone33
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times, and it is consistently good. Food is fresh, and delicious. Love the family who owns this, they make sure we enjoy our experience. Really appreciate how they go over the bill as they are adding it up,...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Modesto Jararnillo 7-29 | Plaza de Ponchos, Pasaje Saona, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 99 813 5005
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We are facing the Plaza de los Ponchos on the second floor, perfect for admiring the handicraft market, we have a balcony to take pictures and enjoy a coffee exelentes outdoor
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