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Jardin Escondido

Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Vilcabamba
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.
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Description: Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great food, good price! We really enjoyed the open garden area of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the drinks were cold!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The garden of the hostel where the restaurant is located is just beautiful. The food is good, healthy and not pricy. The personnel is very efficient, friendly and partly speaking English.

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