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Las Palmeras, Otavalo

Tel: 593 6 2922 607's insider take:

The sister property of the gorgeous Hacíenda Cusín, Las Palmeras sits just up the hill from the stalls of the Otavalo market and is big with shoppers in search of a restorative lunch. Three-course menus of Ecuadoran staples—which always include soup, since this country has as many words for soup as Eskimos do for snow—are served by smiling waitresses in embroidered blouses, either outside in the garden or in a beamed dining room with carved wooden chairs. It's slightly hokey, but it hits the spot, especially given the freshness; most produce is grown right here in the organic garden. If you're moving on, drop in to order a picnic for the road.

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