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Las Monjas

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International, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean
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Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca, Ecuador
072 822 750
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cada vez una gran alegría!

I have tried Las Monjas three times in the almost two years I have lived in Cuenca and I have enjoyed each visit. The first two visits were with groups of friends and the last was with a special friend I wanted to impress. Each of my three visits have resulted in a great dinner with great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
David B
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have tried Las Monjas three times in the almost two years I have lived in Cuenca and I have enjoyed each visit. The first two visits were with groups of friends and the last was with a special friend I wanted to impress. Each of my three visits have resulted in a great dinner with great service and a... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Yesterday, my husband and I had lunch at Las Monjas. It was our best experience with native Cuencan food to date. We had the lunch special for $4.75 each. The meal started with an exceptional wheat soup. It continued with lunch-size portions of salad (lovely citrus dressing), pork with grape sauce, rice, and potato pancake (absolutely the best I've had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we visited Cuenca for vacations from Canada very nice place to share with friend excellent ambience dinner was fantastic charming service.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you want to have a fine dining experience for lunch without the fine dining price this is the place to go. We had the 3 course special for lunch for about 4 dollars and it was great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful with amazing food for a great price. We went for dinner our last night in Cuenca and were blown away. The restaurant has a great ambiance and the food was delicious. Definetly recommend the steak. The manager was very friendly and stayed and talked with us for over an hour! We would recommend this place anyday... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We got a group of expat guys who were away from their families on Father's Day together for the lunch special at Las Monjas. The food was delicious, the restaurant is very attractive, and Carlos gave us very professional and personal service. I'll definitely be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited Cuenca for business and noticed about this restaurant..they served almuerzo just for 4.25 with a delicious soup and maine course experience there was great also Carlos make feel us like at home...thanks for everything definatelly we will recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had decided on this place for lunch because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and arrived to find that the restaurant had been taken over for first communion parties. Nevertheless, Carlos, an amazing and charming manager found us a spot to eat and waited on us himself. The food was top notch. Our favorite was probably the fig and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went for lunch and had their Almuerzo special. It was delicious and a great price. The atmosphere is very elegant. A must for lunch at least when visiting Cuenca

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were the only two guests late on a Tuesday evening. The food was exceptional -- soup and appetizers (listed as "entrees" on the English menu) were exotic, delicious, and generous in size. Carlos provided exemplary service, including complimentary tastings of desserts and infused Punta, a pure liquor made from sugar cane. Wine was expensive, as it is throughout Ecuador.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 072 822 750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Fusion, South American, Ecuadorean

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