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

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  • 6
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
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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
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
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Montreal, Canada
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Montreal, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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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Macon, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews
14 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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Vancouver
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
15 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Address: Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Loja Province  >  Vilcabamba
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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