El Farol – Exciting Tapas, Bold Cuisine

October 3rd, 2016|

El Farol is located at the corner of Loja y Doce de Abril in an unassuming building.  Don't let the small space fool you.  At El Farol, they are creating some unique and appetizing dishes.  They serve mostly tapas, but by North American standards these are large tapas.  A local chef [...]

Amasijos, Nice Almuerzo With Outdoor Seating

September 27th, 2016|

The Amasijos restaurant is a nice place for an almuerzo.  We didn't know about this restuarant but just happened to walk by while running some errands.  It's a nice looking building and has a few outdoor tables.  It is your typical Cuenca almuerzo but was very flavorful and hearty.  We got [...]

Dos Sucres-Excellent Take on Modern Ecuadorian Food

September 12th, 2016|

Dos Sucres serves modern Ecuadorian cuisine using only local and organic, if possible, ingredients.  The Chef, Daniel has a direct relationship with the local farmers who are his suppliers.  He said that he knows the farmer is the most important person when it comes to what we eat.   The restaurant has [...]

Jai Ho – Authentic Indian Taste

August 15th, 2016|

Jai Ho is one of a few Indian restaurants in the Calle Larga and Benigno Malo intersection area.  This one is the newest so we thought we'd give it a try.   When you walk in, the decor is traditional with soft lighting.  They have a fountain in the middle with fish.  The servers [...]

Habana Vieja – Cuban Excellence

August 6th, 2016|

We just happened upon Habana Vieja while looking for another restaurant.  The first thing that caught our eye was the fire pits in the outside seating area.  After a little studying of the menu, we realized that this restaurant was a Cuban theme.   The food here was tasty.   The meats [...]

Pappardelle Ristorante – Italian Bliss

July 30th, 2016|

Pappardelle is an authentic Italian restaurant with great tasting food.   The seating is plentiful with some outdoor.  As you walk in, you may think the only seating is to the right but don't miss the more elegant dining area in the back.   You're only going to see one entree picture [...]

El Cafetin – Shake & Sandwich Shop

July 25th, 2016|

The El Cafetin is a quaint restaurant with a very different menu and even more different hours.  They seem to cover the siesta hours in Cuenca so you can get a late afternoon bite or dessert.  They have sandwiches, crepes, waffles, and milkshakes.  The milkshakes are excellent.  In fact, so good, [...]

Cross Roads – Comfort Food

July 14th, 2016|

The Cross Roads is a great restaurant that unfortunately I walked by a few times and never noticed it.   Located on the up and coming restaurant road of Luis Moreno Mora. It's well known for its stateside comfort food.  Hamburgers, fish & chips, BBQ pulled pork are among the few.  The [...]

El Mercado – Elegance at its Best

July 8th, 2016|

The El Mercado is the perfect place for that special dinner or if you are looking for uniquely prepared food.  Their menu changes with the seasons. They use fresh seasonal, market ingredients.  The decor is rustic yet lovely.  Try to get a seat near the window for a beautiful view.  It [...]

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