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Moliendo Cafe

Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
07 282-8710
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Ranked #24 of 223 restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Colombian
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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The first time I ate at Moliendo Cafe was in 2004. The Colombian offerings are generous and very well-priced. I returned in 2010 and was still impressed with the food. My most recent visit was in 2014, and the food, atmosphere and prices have not changed much. The quality and flavor of food is excellent for the price you pay.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went to this little unassuming Colombian place and really liked it. I enjoyed the arepas which are also very cheap. The owners were very friendly. I will come again.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I did not have a meal here but I did have a coffee with my friend. The coffee here is good and only 75 cents.It is a cute little cozy place. You can also buy ground coffee here to go.

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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here one day. We ordered the day's specials (Ecuadorian fare) and found it to be more than ample and fairly delicious. It is a place frequented by many ex-pats. The prices were very reasonable. The owner and his wife share the waiting duties and they made us feel comfortable though we were not regulars.

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Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I ate here twice while I was in Cuenca. The first time I haddinner. The owner, very kindly, helped me find something to eat. She was very sweet. The food was great. The second time was for the set lunch menu. Again, very good. Don't miss this place while you are in Cuenca!

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Cusco, Peru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Moliendo is a great little place with big portions and a big heart. The food is good and the owner is so friendly. We were made to feel wlecome and left with full bellies and high spirits. The arepas are great, particularly the house special. There is a bell above the food for you to ring if you enjoy the... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The owners of Moliendo Café are very friendly and attentive. The food is delicious - and unpretentious - Colombian fare, and the prices are very, very reasonable. I tried the cheese arepas, arroz and frijoles, and a glass of fresh fruit juice, and I left very happy - with money in my pocket to spare. The owners are eager to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was expecting amazing food from the reviews. Nothing special- can get an Ecuadorian dish with same ingredients much cheaper. Huge portions at $6... Excellent coffee

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Loudoun County VA, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Prices were fair and value for the dollar was good, the owner show great interest in assuring we like our food. A nice change from the typical Ecuadorian fare you experience in Cuenca. The wife and I decided we'd visit again.

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Azogues, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The place was busy when we visited for lunch on a Saturday. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff very friendly. The food itself was delicious but there are many Colombian dishes missing from the menu. The place does have a nice menu and taste for South American palates.

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