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Casa Alonso

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Italian, International, Ecuadorean
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Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Calle Tarqui | Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel, Cuenca 010104, Ecuador
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
One of most romantic venues in Cuenca

This restaurant, which includes garden seating in an exterior greenhouse, is set in exquisite surroundings in a 300 year old colonial mansion. Service was excellent, and candlelight and roses conducive to a lovely evening. We had a special Lent meal, that was composed of the traditional fanesca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Brenlang_11
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant, which includes garden seating in an exterior greenhouse, is set in exquisite surroundings in a 300 year old colonial mansion. Service was excellent, and candlelight and roses conducive to a lovely evening. We had a special Lent meal, that was composed of the traditional fanesca soup (that dates to early colonial times, if not Incan), trout with salmon... More 

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

In the Hotel Mansion Alcazar in Cuenca, this dining experience is not to be missed -- while Annubus is ranked higher, this quiet dining spot has outstanding food and service.....don't miss out if you are in Cuenca Ecuador...you will regret it!

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Europe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a restaurant in a lovely hotel, which is not at all the same as calling it a "hotel restaurant", which someone who clearly cannot distinguish an excellent meal from a McDonalds one seems to have called it. It has two dining rooms, one inside the actual hotel building, which is a 300-year-old building, beautifully maintained and with all... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed here hence we had breakfast and dinner here. Service was great both times. Dinner was good. We all ordered steaks and they were cooked well and taste was good too. Potato soup was terrible which is their local food. Ceviche was okay. And the apple strudel was way too sweet. Breakfast is excellent. All freshly made. And you... More 

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huntsville, al
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed at this hotel and so the meal was included. The service wasn't the best it was three guys who basically had no idea what they were doing. The steak and quinoa salad was phenomenal. The dessert was horrible though, maybe being from Alabama I have tasted the best apple strudel and this was horrible in comparison

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The onion soup was just average but the Steak Mansion Alcazar was wonderful. It was a beef tenderloin sitting on top of vegetable and a bed of mashed potatoes smothered in a rich mushroom gravy. My husband had the Steak Al Queso Azul which was tenderloin with blue cheese and vegetable. We are from Texas and know a good steak... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was a surprise for a friend who had just moved to Cuenca.I could not have picked a more elegant location.We along with friends sat in the gazebo which is location in a tropical garden setting.Add to all that ambience four fabulous meals and impeccable service.Who could ask for any more,especially celebrating a very special occasion. This restaurant is a... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to Casa Alonso for our 18th anniversary. The setting is elegant and service impeccable. We were presented with plates of art for every course. I didn't want to eat them they were so beautiful. But I did and they were fabulous!! It is on the top of the high side in price but for a special occasion this... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food was terrific traditional Ecuadorian. The restaurant is set overlooking the gardens of a hotel which is a remodeled old spectacular home. This is a restaurant we would love to go back to.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went to dinner here on our first night in Cuenca. We were celebrating my birthday. We sat in the glass enclosed garden room that was lit with romantic candlelight. I had the lamb chops and my husband had a steak. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, the side dishes were fabulous, and to top off the evening I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Calle Tarqui | Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel, Cuenca 010104, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 72823889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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