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La Esquina

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Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel | sucursal MILENIUM PLAZA, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 2845344
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: It is in old town accross the street from the wunderbar. Great...
It is in old town accross the street from the wunderbar. Great Argintinian steaks!
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal!

Such a rich, delicious dinner! Be sure to try their amazing discos, a real treat. Can't wait to go back next time in Cuenca.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Jeremie M
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Such a rich, delicious dinner! Be sure to try their amazing discos, a real treat. Can't wait to go back next time in Cuenca.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A plate of rice and vegetables for 2, $35, IN CUENCA, ECUADOR? They must be kidding, but they are not :( AND YOU HAVE TO BEG THEM TO SERVE THE DISH FOR 1 PERSON! The fish was good, but not as good or as interesting as to cost $17, in Cuenca. The prices are higher than in both Tiesto's and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

No idea why this place has such great reviews, we chose this place as it had been recommended as a nicer place with great food but the meal we ordered, ribs was actually disgusting, they were about 80% fat with some actually just being only fat. I wouldn't mind something like this in a 3 dollar menu but not for... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Cuenca seems to have several good restaurants but our budget only allows the occasional "special" meal out. We are so glad we chose La Esquina for a "splash out" in Cuenca - especially as we had the most wonderful meal and a lovely bottle of wine for $60 (incl tax and tip). Whilst waiting for our main meal we were... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had to come here twice within a week, the food was so good! Loved the dishes for two served on a plow blade.. unbelievable delicious sauces, tender, tender steak and chicken. The only complaint I had was that the place is small, and we felt somewhat cramped. But the quality of the food was wonderful. Service was better the second... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Located on the corner very close to the museum of aboriginal cultures, the small restaurant has a variety of dishes including the risotto which we ordered. Very generous proportions ; all desserts were made in the house. Recommend for lunch or dinner

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My girlfriend and I came to Cuenca for a weekend getaway from Guayaquil, Ecuador. This restaurant was just on the corner from our hostel "La Casa Cuencana"...., which was a great place to stay. My girlfriend ordered a "Gourmet Baked Chicken Breast Dinner". The dinner came with with roasted garlic potatoes. The boneless chicken breast must have been filleted lengthwise... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Highly recommend! Great food, service and wine selection. $50 check for two people for high quality meal, bottle of wine and service which I consider is pretty good price in comparison to Quito. Regardless of whether it is true argentine or not... Totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Cuenca has proved to be one of the most beautiful destinations when you are travelling in Ecuador, but if you're in town, then you should go to La Esquina. Almost every meal is made for 2, but trust me when I tell you that the price is worth the meal. I even dare to say that you're going to ask... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The set-up is nice, nice location. Menu is not really from Argentina, but is not bad. They have an approach, but is not the traditional arg fare. Go but not be wrong. Good wines but overpriced due to government duties. Do not go in Sundays.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel | sucursal MILENIUM PLAZA, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 2845344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Description

It is in old town accross the street from the wunderbar. Great Argintinian steaks!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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