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Jardin Escondido

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Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely for lunch

We first went here when searching for wifi access but the food looked so good that we went back every day for lunch. The patio is quiet and leafy and all our meals were tasty and freshly prepared. A beer costs the same as wifi access around the park!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Beenmostplaces
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Montreal, Canada
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ofer good food, goog music, good people. a good menu for diferent test. the place is very confortable and private. good good

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Thank Sonia R
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My family ate here for the first time and ordered 3 different offerings. All three were disappointing. The most noteworthy was the dry overlooked burger with nothing on it but a tomato a slice of cheese and some wilted lettuce. We had to ask for a side of ketchup and mayonnaise and were brought only ketchup. The buns had been... More 

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Thank Martina G
Punta Gorda, Belize
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is our place when we want to get away from the square and have a peaceful, garden like environment for breakfast or lunch. We are especially fond of the breakfast selection all of which are filling and well priced. My personal favorite is the flourless chocolate cake which is a gourmet delight!

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Thank Roth D
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have had several breakfasts there over the past 2 years, as I visit in Vilcabamba. I have enjoyed the meals here. Nothing too fancy, yet good price and reasonable service.

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Thank Ron M
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Only place in town where I can get a North american breakfast with bacon or sausage. Offers lunch and dinner as well. Served in an inner courtyard surrounded by greenery and may be visited by the cat. this is a hostel so you might be alone or with several others who are staying here.

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Thank Karen H
Montreal, Canada
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We first went here when searching for wifi access but the food looked so good that we went back every day for lunch. The patio is quiet and leafy and all our meals were tasty and freshly prepared. A beer costs the same as wifi access around the park!

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Thank Beenmostplaces
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

the cappucino's are really good but the food is hit and miss. didnt have what i first ordered and when the second choice arrived it wasnt what was on the menu and wasnt good at all

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Thank Margo M
Vancouver
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The place is pleasant enough for a casual meal and the food was ok, reasonable price. We had a shrimp and avocado salad (ok) and a pad thai type dish (questionable).

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Thank smithshawn
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Please see the review of the hotel/hostel - I think this listing is just for the restaurant, but the whole place is delightful.

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Thank JulesTravelling88
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great courtyard and nice tables all with parasols. One young waiter spoke very good English. Last year I used to go there almost every day for breakfast. For 5 bucks you can get bacon and eggs, coffee, juice and toast.....best deal for North American food in Vilcabamba. In my experience all the staff was always friendly!

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Thank vagn s

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Loja Province  >  Vilcabamba

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?