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El Álamo Chalet Restaurante - Restaurant Ambato - Ecuador

As you’re wandering down Av. Cevallos, El Álamo Chalet will likely catch your eye, simply because it really does look like a mountain chalet-albeit on a busy Ambato street. While El Álamo aspires to be affordably posh (and the restaurant's interior is just as aesthetically appealing as its exterior), the food, though decent, tends to fall a little short of expectations. The menu is varied, ranging from breakfast options and lunch specials to steak, fish, chicken, pasta and typical Ecuadorian dishes. Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

El Álamo's menu has breakfast and lunch specials, soups, meat dishes, sandwiches, chicken, spaghetti and has a long list of alcoholic beverages. But the fried chicken is dry and the Chilean-style empanadas are almost inedible. If you’re interested in a palatable meal, stick with ceviches and llapingachos–a meal made from potato pancakes, chorizo sausage, avocados, salad and a fried egg (a dish known elsewhere as an Ambatino). In terms of service, you might find that your order arrives quickly, but flagging down a server for the bill is nearly impossible. El Álamo is best as a lunch stop when you are having trouble finding other options.


Avenida Cevallos 17-19 y Montalvo

Ambato, Ecuador


Prices: Mid-Range

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Price Description:

entrees: $5.80-9

Regulations: No

Reservation: Not necessary

Contact Information:
Phone: 282-4704

Other Restaurants in Ambato that may be of interest: Oasis Café , La Fornace and El Gaucho.

By Rachael Hanley
A sometime newspaper journalist with a heavy side of wanderlust, Rachael moved to Quito in November to work on the V!VA staff. She is currently...
31 Aug 2012

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