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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. Offering Great American...
Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. 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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Some darn good food

I met the owners while dining at another expat restaurant (Roux's) and I loved their company and and passion so much I figured their restaurant had to be good. I headed there for lunch the next day and had a tasty meal (Bronx chopped sandwich I think it was called). It was like a burger wih... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Sacooch74
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Washington DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I met the owners while dining at another expat restaurant (Roux's) and I loved their company and and passion so much I figured their restaurant had to be good. I headed there for lunch the next day and had a tasty meal (Bronx chopped sandwich I think it was called). It was like a burger wih peppers, onions, etc and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The food was good. If you're American, you will readily recognize the options on the menu. For those with a need to meet up with other Americans this is a great place. Service was fast and friendly. Our only complaint was that the juice tasted like it was from a can and not like the fresh juices we were used... More 

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Spring, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place has it all; great staff, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing food! I had the pleasure on enjoying both breakfast and lunch at San Sebas! The owner checked on us each time. This should be the #1 place to eat in Cuenca!

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you are new in Cuenca, or just visiting with the hopes of someday moving, this is a wonderful starting place. There are many locals, but also many ex-pats that dine here, and can assist with getting to know Cuenca. The food is excellent; breakfast is really popular, and the servers and owners are very hospitable. Don't miss this gem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

After visiting Cuenca for a couple of weeks, amazingly I did start missing American style breakfast and lunch and dare I say, french fries! This place fit the bill and although more expensive than a typical Ecuadorian lunch, was still very reasonable by U.S. standards, and the food was excellent. The location on Parque San Sebastián, was charming and the... More 

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

oday I had the pleasure of my fourth visit to San Sabes Cafe over the past year. I have enjoyed breakfast, lunch twice and dinner at a special event. Over this variety of meals I can truthfully say that all were above well average in taste and quality of preparation. The staff is friendly and waste no time in taking... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Closed on Monday & Tuesday San Sebas is located in the charming San Sebastion Plaza. Outdoor seating for "people watching" and enjoying activities in the square. We have enjoyed both breakfasts and lunch here. Popular for " american " style breakfasts - mora, oatmeal, cinnamon, banana nut pancakes, french toast, granola, breakfast burritos & omeletes. Wholesome quinoa salads, homemade breads,... More 

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Douglas, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This restaraunt has great food, but is a little pricey for the average Cuencano and is a little noisy, but the food makes up for all of that.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Prices are for gringos but the food is genuinely good. the potato hash is a great greasy cheese yummy comfort food breakfast. The Banana Pancakes... ok some might say a little underdone but I say definitely the best I've ever had. The burger meat tasted weird when I ordered so I will never try that again. The rest of the... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Like many Americans I like eating breakfast out, and this is one of a few places that provides traditional American style breakfast. Looks out over a lovely park (San Sebastian). The prices are also American (high for Ecuador) and the hashbrown potatoes are Disgusting!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Sebastian 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre | On the Corner of Plaza de San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-3496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Café

Description

Open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?