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La Esquina

Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel | sucursal MILENIUM PLAZA, Cuenca 010387, Ecuador
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Ranked #21 of 242 restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is in old town accross the street from the wunderbar. Great Argintinian steaks!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is in old town accross the street from the wunderbar. Great Argintinian steaks!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant, which does have some very good food (including a fondue starter and good beef) is located right on Calle Larga, one of the busiest streets in the historical center of Cuenca. It was highly recommended by the hotel in which we were staying. We were in the mood for an early dinner (6-7) and were seated close to... More

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Eugene, OR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were directed to La Esquina by our hotel (Case San Rafael~also reviewed on Trip Advisor) staff and visited on our first night in Cuenca. We had a Hot Brie appetizer, followed by a dish of beef tenderloin served in a bubbling cream sauce with potatoes and whole peppercorns, wish I could remember what it was actually called, Something de... More

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Atuntaqui, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to take some good friends whom we were visiting, out to dinner, and told them to just pick a place. Our good friend also ordered for the four of us -- a meat dish swimming in a delectable sauce loaded with mushrooms, and surrounded by crisp slices of potatoes. All was simply to die for, including the appetizer... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Service and food were awesome and timely. Very clean and well lite. Brought in wine without any question or problem but small corkage fee. Definitely the better of the 2 very well known Cuenca Ecuadorian food restaurant's. Excellent value for your $. Very accommodating. Would eat there again an again

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been to both locations and by far prefer the one on Calle Larga. There are several small and very charming dining rooms within the restaurant that create a cozy and friendly experience.The menu offers servings for 2 people, served in cast iron "disks." Offerings of meat, chicken and seafoods in wonderful decadent sauces, and the potatoes are a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Service and food was really GREAT. We didn't speak Spanish well, but they were helpful, understanding. We will come back when we visit Cuenca again!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

There are two locations: a larger restaurant in Millennium Plaza and a smaller one on Calle Larga. The service is good, the menu is large and varied, and the food is delicious. Try any dish with the fried potatoes - they're like thick potato chips and they're great. I've tried the shrimp in a lemony sauce that was good, and... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited this restaurant with friends. The food was nicely prepared, good flavored and reasonable prices. Service was somewhat slow but they were very friendly. We ordered the parrillada and was satisfied. I definitely will recommend. La Esquina.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Even though La Esquina had been recommended by two sets of friends, my husband and I had never been there. We decided to have a nice lunch out before leaving on a month-long visit to the U.S. Our entree choice was the beef tenderloin in a mushroom-Cabernet reduction. The main dish was accompanied by artisan fried potatoes (so good!), salad... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Had the beef with mushrooms and Cabernet. Huge serving. Sauce was outstanding, lots and lots of great mushrooms. Unfortunately the beef was tough and overcooked, probably due to the cooking & serving in a cast iron pan. The seafood other diners had looked tender. No room for desert.

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