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Moliendo Cafe

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South American, Colombian
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Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
07 282-8710
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reminded me of my time in Colombia

Good lunch for an insanely reasonable price. This place is always busy and we found ourselves sharing a table with some lucky folks. I didn't feel the food was any more spectacular than most other lunch places we have visited (and we have visited a lot!) but the service was great and everyone was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Corrinek78
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good lunch for an insanely reasonable price. This place is always busy and we found ourselves sharing a table with some lucky folks. I didn't feel the food was any more spectacular than most other lunch places we have visited (and we have visited a lot!) but the service was great and everyone was quite friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

SO DELICIOUS! I can't believe the amount and quality of food you receive here for an almuerzo -- for just $2.50. I am a vegetarian and the lentil patty they serve in place of meat is the best I've ever had. They put a bit of BBQ sauce on it. The ají is so flavorful and I put it on... More 

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Europe
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent place for lunch or a quick bite, always full. Colombian food, friendly service, sometimes shared tables.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Been going here many years --great simple food always, Hosts are COluombiano -- special and good people.

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Each time I eat here I am amazed that it is better than the time before. I enjoy everything I have tried at the Moliendo Cafe. With friends or alone I have never been disappointed. If you have yet to try it, try it as soon as you can. If you have tried it you should try it again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food here is AMAZING and so cheap! We had the tortilla/pancake with chicharron, maduro and guacamole and it was literally one of the best meals i've ever had. The prices are so cheap and the staff are great. There's a mix of ex pats and locals. I wish i could eat there every day.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love the atmosphere and the food is wonderful! I always share my table with someone and we end up having a great conversation. The place is really busy during the lunch hour, often times with a line out the door. You won't be disappointed. The Colombian food is spectacular.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food is good, the owner is very friendly. The Cuba Libra drinks are good and strong ! Very Casual . Ring the bell !

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nothing fancy, but GOOD food. Had lunch there with some people I met, then dinner the same night with my wife...Very friendly. The Consuelo con frijoles was wonderful. Prices VERY reasonable. As we're staying the month just a few doors down, I guarentee we will be back!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our hostal bunk mates recommended this place just down the street and we weren't disappointed. The chorizo was really tasty but the drinks were the best part - I got the "aphrodisiac avocado" batido and my boyfriend ordered the avena one which tasted like liquified oatmeal cookies... we didn't want it to end! The owners are super friendly too, check... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 07 282-8710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Colombian
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

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