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“Let's do lunch!”
Review of El Convento

El Convento
Ranked #18 of 46 Restaurants in Cotacachi
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

El Convento (because it was at one time a convent) is located right behind the huge church at the central square and directly across from Land of the Sun Hotel. The entrance is on Calle Garcia Moreno.

You enter into a large open courtyard. We arrived unannounced as a group of seven. We were seated immediately by very cheerful staff. El Centro is open only for lunch and serves a prix fixe lunch menu – which changes if not daily very often. We began with the juice of the day – tree tomato juice. Nice and tangy. There was a soup course – potato and vegetarian. The main course was chicken, rice, vegetable and a small salad. This feast was followed by a small desert that included bananas. All of the food was tasty and excellent use of local spices. The food is offered as Ecuadorian. Three in our group spoke fair Spanish and that helped in the two-way Q & A about lunch dishes and preparation.

The courtyard was very comfortable and shaded were needed. The building itself is somewhere between ancient and old and it was a treat in itself.

Wallet impact: Prix fixe lunch is $2.50 per person. There is a tip jar at the register. This is a bargain or in Spanish ‘chollo’. Highly recommend.

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Thank Archer1943
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

For only $2.50 El Convento serves a good lunch (almuerzo) that includes soup, entree (meat with rice or potatoes), a small salad, juice, and a small desert. The food is very good, the service is welcoming, the price is right!

I love the courtyard and the church bells!

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Thank GiselleCota
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

El Convento is a nice place to have lunch. The food is good and the service is fine. The price of the food is very reasonable.

Thank 733brucef
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is a delightful place to have lunch on the courtyard just behind the cathedral and parque Matriz. They are welcoming and it is a quiet spot away from the traffic and business of the square.

Thank WJD_CO
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a wonderful place for almuerzo - just $2.50 for really good food. Every time the food and juices were fresh and delicious. Beautiful courtyard. The staff is very friendly and tries to accommodate your requests, but there us a standard almuerzo. Highly recommended.

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Thank AbuelitaSuzy
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