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California Kitchen

Luis Cordero 5-65 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca 00000, Ecuador
593-0983111740
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Ranked #33 of 247 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Regrettably this once hallmark restaurant has fallen on hard times and recently (or very soon) will close once and for all. The original owners built a reputation for great food and service. Alas the gringo who was the driving force behind the restaurant contracted some form of cancer and was forced to sell the place. The new owner never quite... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I only went to California Kitchen once and it was in the weeks leading up to it's closure, so I won't venture a review, but just let you know that it no longer exists. The owners have moved on and I'm not sure what will replace it, as the restaurant was in a hotel, which, as far as I know,... More

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sadly, as of June 29, 2014, California Kitchen has closed. This was an excellent restaurant in El Centro with consistently good food and service. It was extremely popular with norteamericanos. We wish the owner, Pablo the best.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant has been at the top of everyone's list from North America as a must since opeing several years ago. Having dined here over the years, consistency is maintained, quality more than good, English spoken... and menu offerings very recognizable to those visiting from the USA and local ex-pats that are occasionally homesick. Great Cheese Filled Potato Skins, Big... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wound up dinning there on numerous occassions (breakfast, lunch and dinner). I was informed that it was under new ownership. The service was excellent and the food was excellent in presentation and flavor. Some people commented that it was pricey, but I felt pricing was equivident to the quality of the food.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was there last year for an American Breakfast and it was more than I could have hoped for, but the last visit, the hash browns was a big rectangle of potatoes that were mushy and the eggs were over done and the biscuits not as light and fluffy. Overall when I left I felt very dissatisfied.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Clearly caters to "Americans" you know..."them." The food is passable say, in Omaha, Nebraska, but hardly anywhere else.

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Glen Allen,VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for lunch. Just fair & somewhat overpriced. Failed to give my credit card back, but in spite of the restaurant being closed I went in never the less & found it stuck in one of the "bill holders" that present at the table

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This restaurant exists only as a place for finding American ex-patriots and American style food. While we prefer ethnic foods of many Nationalities we went to this one because American friends invited us. It is upstairs with no elevator, which was a slight turn-off for us at 73, because we had to climb the massive stone stairs with a little... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Can't find anywhere else to eat? You'll always get good food and great service. A little pricier than many other spots but a comfortable place with free wifi.

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