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Restaurante El Jardin

Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Antonio Borrero | (dentro del Hotel Victoria), Cuenca 010115, Ecuador
(593) 7-2827-401
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Ranked #38 of 223 restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a lot to offer. It is located inside the Hotel Victoria and has a nice view of the river below. The food and service are excellent, and the wine is reasonably priced. This place is worth a splurge for a nice meal.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I could ramble on and on about how great this restaurant is. Suffice it to say this is a five star experience. Everything was perfection from ambiance to wonderful food. I can't afford to go as often as I would like but will make this restaurant my go to for special events such a anniversaries or birthdays.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

After traveling around southern Ecuador for a couple weeks, we were looking for a "spurge" dinner while in Cuenca and were not disappointed! Language barrier was a bit of an issue,(my problem)but the staff was first class. Our meals were fabulous(steaks). The wine list was challenging due to my ignorance, but our waiter made an excellent suggestion that cost less... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We just enjoyed a lovely Sunday dinner at Le Jardin. Most restaurants are closed on Sundays and you can only order wine (or beer) on Sundays if you order dinner. It is a lively setting, mediocre service, and above average food. Having said that, we would recommend Le Jardin.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

5 star service and setting. Good wine and dessert, but the dinner was average at best. Certainly not what you expect for the price. I am speaking solely about my dish which was first course house salad, with a main of fish with vegetable side. The salad was fine, nothing spectacular. The fish was cooked well, soft and moist but... More

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cuenca
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

You can certainly tell that the owners of this fine hotel/restaurant are well traveled. We order the 3 course dinner for 17.50 which includes a choice of 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 deserts and while this is normally more what we spend for dinner, find the choices definitely worth the price. Normally we order the salmon (and request that... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The setting is very nice, no question. And that's essentially what you are paying for - not the food. This is true of just about all the more costly restaurants in Cuenca. The food is okay but nothing special. As always in Ecuador the meat can be tough and you are much more likely to have a good meal if... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I went to El Jardin for lunch.The restaurant overlooks Cuenca from the old town (El Centro). We loved the atmosphere. I had the lamb chops and my wife had grilled salmon. Both meals were perfectly cooked. Although it is expensive by Cuenca (and US) standards ($60 with drinks), it was worth it. I will save El Jardin... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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125 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

In the constant pursuit of the latest new dining finds in Cuenca, we shouldn't forget the tested, tried and true spots long ago identified as excellent! El Jardin offers not only a lovely physical setting, hotel style service and a broad selection of food and drink - It performs, and at a fair price!

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Huntington Beach
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had dinner. Food was very good, as others have said. However, we went to the bar after dinner. Looked at the bar menu and ordered. Had to chase down the bartender for a 2nd drink. Later when the check was brought, the prices were about 25% higher than represented in the menu. At first I thought it was tax, etc.... More

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