If you’re looking for a place to grab a quick snack or a coffee while in Ollanta, La Esquina restaurant is one of our top choices. Run by husband and wife team Ridert (you’ll find him out front of house taking orders and generally running the place) and Aquilina (responsible for creating the delicious home-made cakes and deserts) this is one of our favourite spots for a filling snack or a reviving coffee.
This is a colourful, lively café located right on the corner of the main square in Ollantaytambo as the name ‘esquina’ would suggest. The outdoor tables are a great spot for people watching and owner Ridert does everything possible to make all guests feel at home.
House specialties include the daily lunch or dinner menu which includes soup, main, desert and a lemonade for the great price of S/.18 (Approx. US$7) and the delicious organic house salads sourced from the organic farm at El Albergue just down the road.
La Esquinas’ pièce de resistance is without doubt their daily house-baked sweet treats including carrot cake, chocolate brownies and scrumptious cinnamon rolls. They also do one of the best coffees in town (the coffee is grown locally in the nearby town of Calca). A great place for an afternoon pick-me-up and rest stop after a morning at the Ollantaytambo ruins.