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Moliendo Cafe

Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
07 282-8710
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Ranked #32 of 276 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Colombian
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A resident ex-pat recommended this place, near my school (Escuela Sampere) as his favorite almuerzo restaurant. My husband and I arrived at noon, when they open. For $2.50, we started with a hot potato/yucca soup and fresh lemonade, enjoyed filling entrees of rice and pounded chicken breast (me) - a bit dry, and ribs (husband) very tender and meaty, not... More 

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

Ok first off, my wife and I are not those kind of gringos, we like trying to be a local and have no problem having a $1.50 almuerzo somewhere. That said, this place has more people than chairs (good thing right? ehh). When we got a place to sit, we ordered the arepas and our food was literally ice cold... More 

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Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is a very small place, the owners are from Colombia, so you will find here typical Colombian food. It gets very crowded sometimes. The food is different from the rest of the restaurants around. The price is very good. You gotta go to this place to eat something different during your visit.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Note easy to put those two adjectives in the same sentence for a restaurant but here they do it on a regular basis. We came here twice and were delighted each time, a hole in the wall place where the food is honest and well done. Thanks you for making our stay in Cuenca even more enjoyable

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Llandrindod Wells
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We've been in Cuenca now for a week or so and this place is without doubt the best food we've had. If you want great portions and tasty food this is the place to go, plus the lunch time $2.50 meal is a bargain for the quality and size. The place is always full of locals and the odd gringos... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I love coming to Moliendo Cafe. The owners always greet us with big smiles and handshakes. They don't waste time making it to our table. They bring our drinks and menus immediately. They take the time to describe the Colombian food offered on the menu and encourage us to try things we haven't had before. We particularly... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The owners are so friendly and welcome in their diners with a hug and kiss. Food comes out fast, is delicious, and they have far bigger portions than most of the other restaurants near by. I saw they got voted #1 by GringoPost - highly agree.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were excited to try this new restaurant. Overall it was very disappointing. The food was tasty but average. . And finally the service leaves much to be desired. We will not return here.

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London, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I love Colombia (especially Medellin) and was so excited to discover this fantastic little restaurant only one block from my hostel. I was greeted with a warm handshake the first time I arrived and the food came promptly. The menu is a range of largely Antioquian dishes and I ate here 3 times in 3 days, twice for dinner (two... More 

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Savannah, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was our first introduction to the comida tipica almuerzo of Cuenca. It was a good, inexpensive meal: $2.50. We did not return during our month in Cuenca, having found that spending a little more provided a lunch more to our tastes.

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Additional Information about Moliendo Cafe

Address: Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone Number: 07 282-8710
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Colombian

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