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Casa Alonso

Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui, Cuenca 00000, Ecuador
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Ranked #10 of 244 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Ecuadorean, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This garden restaurant in the Mansion Alcazar hotel is a bit stuffy and old fashioned, but the food and service were excellent. We ate in the Gazebo within the garden, which is a bit too grandiose for my tastes but is nevertheless pleasant and an improvement over the main dining area. The food was well prepared, and the service was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant has it all: Food: great menu, with delicious, creative, appetising tastefully decorated dishes. We ordered their crab and quinoa, crab and mango/avocado saladas, onion soup and traditional cuenca spread appetisers; their duck with risotto, pesto, sirloin, and sea-bass dishes and everyone loved their food. They have very creative and tasty desserts - lavender cake!? Ambiance: We sat in... More

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Cocoa Beach
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The high tea here was recommended by an expat and we thought it would be nice to try something different. What we got was something different alright. The table setting and dining area is very attractive but, beyond that, high tea in Cuenca definitely needs work. The tea was a teabag in a (very pretty) teacup with barely warm water... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Last time we were there was for Christmas dinner with friends and it was just excellent. The service was superb, the food was a fix 5 course dinner - every one better than the last. Coffee and liquor in the garden was a great ending to our night. The whole experience was wonderful in their completely redone hotel that is... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Casa Alonso Restaurant for a nice romantic meal... well it was just perfect!! When we arrived the restaurant was completely empty because it was 1 PM on a Tuesday but we were welcomed by a waiter who asked us if we prefered to eat inside the restaurant or in the Gazebo that was next... More

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Is this one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant? Well, yes, but, being a well traveled gourmet I guess I have a list of probably 100 best meals in hotels and restaurants around the world. This was in my top one hundred. To find the restaurant you go through the main entrance of Hotel Mansion Alcasar... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were looking for some place special for our 41st anniversary, and tried Casa Alonso. It is pretty unique in Cuenca, being "fine dining" at its best. The restaurant is situated in a garden area of a hotel, with a pianist playing in the center of the courtyard. The food is fabulous, though the price is rather high. Definitely a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Casa Alonso is a truly upscale place. The atmosphere is charming. The restaurant is located in a beatiful old fashion building. We went there for a Christmas dinner and it was delightful. The chef Rafaela was very sweet with usand cooks wonderful. The food was really excellent and the menu was innovative for Cuenca. We had a four course meal... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Wonderful outdoor garden setting under an umbrella. Service was first class. This is the restaurant with the Masion Alcazar hotel. My wife ordered lamb chops which she said were not quite up to American standards but they were very good and the best lamb she has had in Ecuador. I had salmon on a bed of fettuccine. which was very... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I have said in other reviews that there is no high end dining in Cuenca…you are simply charged a lot more for an upscale surrounding with very average food that is available elsewhere for much less. The one (and not really was only one) exception to this is Casa Alonso. First of all the room is charm itself. We made... More

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