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Restaurante El Jardin

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Calle Larga 6-93 y Antonio Borrero | (dentro del Hotel Victoria), Cuenca 010115, Ecuador
(593) 7-2827-401
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
El Jardin - Beautiful Setting, Great Food

Four of us had lunch at El Jardin. Three of us chose from the "Especiales del Dia" (Specials of the Day) menu. We had a choice of three items in each category - appetizer, entree and dessert. The appetizers consisted of mussels, shrimp bisque and a salad. Entrees were beef medallions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
larrysgirl68
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch at El Jardin. Three of us chose from the "Especiales del Dia" (Specials of the Day) menu. We had a choice of three items in each category - appetizer, entree and dessert. The appetizers consisted of mussels, shrimp bisque and a salad. Entrees were beef medallions, langostinos and sage-stuffed ravioli, and desserts were a brownie... More 

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California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service here is very good. There is flavor in every bit you take. The wine list is also varied, with many wines in each category. There is a daily special lunch / dinner menu that is always delicious. Deserts are first class.

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Thank keyman751
Boulder
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant has glass walls which let you look over Cuenca from the Barranca. The course meal was exceptionally well prepared. I had salmon, which was exceptional. Every course was prepared with tremendous care. This is a classy restaurant. The price for this 4-course meal offers exceptional value.

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Thank Jack K
McLean, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

When our first choice restaurant for dinner was fully booked, our receptionist at Casa del Aguila suggested El Jardin. We were astonished by the quality of the four-course meal, especially as it was modestly priced. The service couldn't have been better, and the location and ambience provided by a live piano player made it a truly memorable evening.

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Thank Varouette
Somerville, New Jersey
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

El Jarden is a well appointed restaurant, very nice atmosphere. The food was fresh and well presented. It is a little pricey by Cuenca standards. The staff is upscale compared to other restaurants of this caliber but my only issue is with the level of service they are trying to provide, they should not be coming to the table with... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food and atmosphere is fabulous. We have had several lunches and several dinners at this restaurant during the last couple of weeks and all of them were top notch. Everything is good and the service is impeccable.

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Thank LindaK88
Cuenca, Ecuador
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I went to this place to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The food was exquisite, the waiter served with white gloves, and the ambiance of the place was peaceful. This is surely a place for special times.

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Rockledge, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

White table cloth, fantastic view of the river and mountains, down a long flight of stairs. Daily special with three choices of appetizer, main course and dessert very reasonably priced. Great attention from wait staff

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Thank Tom M
Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My sentimental fondness for this place isn't compelling enough to prevent me from suggesting you stay away from this aging beauty and its lovely river-through-the-trees view for anything more than an expensive drink. With a culinary last gasp only entropically more energetic than the staff's stultifying apathy, this once-seductive Garden has tragically gone to seed.

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Airdrie
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

El Jardin is a most wonderful dining room to enjoy excellently prepared meals! While the food is very tasty, the staff is very friendly and the views beautiful! My wife and I heartily endorse El Jardin as a top notch eating experience! I had filet mignon which was prepared exactly as requested and my wife had beef bourginon which she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Larga 6-93 y Antonio Borrero | (dentro del Hotel Victoria), Cuenca 010115, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: (593) 7-2827-401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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