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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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Description: Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.

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  • 6
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great cappucino

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Margo M
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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Vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food at Jardin Escondido. However, there was only one young woman holding down both the tables and the reception desk for this who wanted to check in for the hotel. That was the only blemish on an otherwise nice evening1

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This used to be my favorite eatery in town. The menu sparkled with a Mexican flair and the atmosphere (eating in the outdoor garden) was delightful. Then, things changed. The new management changed the menu selection and hired unusually indifferent staff. The kitchen staff quit and their replacements didn't come close to meeting the previous standards. Service was poor and... More 

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We Stopped in for a quick Almorzo ... Even though it was late afternoon and the lunch time crowd was long gone The food was fresh and tasty and a great value.

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Tilburg
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good quality of food, sometimes you've got a big plate (special the chicken was huge). Some dishes could be bigger (wraps and curry). Even the cappuccino is excellent!

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Sacramento, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Really cute inside eating area but under new management (?) and they are changing menu. Of course, everything I was interested in trying was no longer on menu. I thought it was a bit pricy for this little town but oh well. Probably would try somewhere else next time. Wasn't that memorable for me.

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Los Angeles
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I'm not sure where all these "reasonable/good prices" recommendations are coming from. These are the same prices I see for Mexican in California ($6 for some tacos?), so it's a bit high even compared to other Mexican food in small towns in Ecuador. The tortilla soup was lukewarm and watery. I had a hard time finding a seat as most... More 

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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

Description

Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.

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