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All 248 Cuenca Restaurants

San Sebas Cafe

San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-284-3496
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Ranked #22 of 248 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Offering Great American Breakfasts and Daily Gourmet Sandwich and Salad Specials. Always Serving Organic Coffee Roasted Fresh Weekly. Come Relax, and Enjoy Our Tranquil Atmosphere and Views of the Gorgeous San Sebastian Park.
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English first
Cuenca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten here, a few times. What I can say is that their juice is never sweet enough, so always ask for sugar. Sometimes they over cook their eggs, almost celofan like. Once they over cooked the bacon. But I really do like their cinnamon pancakes, it is one of my favorites. Service is good, and the atmosphere is... More

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CuencaEcuadorCafe, Manager at San Sebas Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ana L, I am extremely sorry that your last visit to Cafe San Sebas was not up to your expectations. There is never an excuse for overcooked eggs or bacon and I hope on your next visit we can show you improvement in your overall experience. As far as the comment regarding our juice: In general, Ecuadorians do not... More

Houston
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have to admit the chili cheese fries were very tasty, but this is a pricey option for Cuenca. I can get the same dish in Houston for $1 cheaper. Husband had chicken wrap. He said it was good. Good service. Clean. Located on a nice corner for people watching.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Charming location on San Sebas plaza ! Great place for soup and salad ! Reasonably price ! Gringo hang out ! Good service ! Seating outside!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We've been hearing great things about San Sebas, so finally went there yesterday. We like the separation of tables and rooms; mostly loved the food, but were sorely disappointed with the service, We sat at a table next to the servers' counter and yet got no attention until I had to get up, waive or go to the servers' counter... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Breakfast is consistently great!! Mimosas, hash browns, sausage. Love to go to Sunday brunch at San Sebas

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

nice atmosphere in a beautiful park in Cuenca gringo food , and gringos everywhere, the food is good , the service no much ill be back

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Yep, gringo owned, gringo food, gringo prices, and gringos everywhere. The food is good, the service top notch, and I need this place once a month to have my US breakfast - the times that I don't want to cook my own. Nice atmosphere in a really nice spot in Cuenca. That being said, it's not far from home, that... More

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US, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food and staff are great, hence the four stars, but this is not an Ecuadorian place. This is where you go if you're American and homesick. It is full of Americans, both expats and visitors. Prices and food reflect this.

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utah,usa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

i had the cinnamon roll pancakes --3 large pancakes, which were too much for me to finish. my husband had a breakfast combo which was also quite good. while their prices are higher than other places for breakfast, their portions are quite large. the quality is high.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We are only there for Sunday brunch. It is difficult to pass up the banana nut pancakes. Mmm - delicious! Coffee is good too.

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