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Moliendo Cafe

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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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  • 58
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  • 38
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
the best bevvys!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I like the owners as they are gracious and attentive. Menu is limited to Columbian food which is good.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Really great selection and set plates for lunch time! Prices are good and the service is great! Good location in the downtown.

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Montreal, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Having visited Colombia 2 years we sought this place out and were not dissapointed. A good selection of arepas and all the other favourites. We shared an arepa plate with a bowl of beans and a side of excellent guacamole washed down with lovely fresh lemonade. We plan on returning for breakfast. Tip: closed Sundays, open 9am to 8 pm

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is a must visit! As soon as you arrive, everyone is greeted with a handshake from the owner. The food is delicious and fresh. The guac (comes with dorito style chips) is beyond amazing. You literally end up licking your plate. The beers are cold and everything on the menu is a good choice. Don't forget to ring... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Moliend Cafe has the best "Almuerzo," or lunch, that I have found in Cuenca, only $2.50, and it always tastes grat. the owners, a husband and wife from Colombia, are very friendly, and the place is almost always packed at lunch time. It is a good place to eat dinner as well.

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Mindo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you are looking for vegetarian food in Cuenca, this is a good choice. Although not purely vegetarian, they were able to modify the "menu del dia" to have beans or soy meat for us. There are also numerous items on the a-la-carte menu that are vegetarian. Also, if you are missing drip coffee (not wanting instant), pay this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was our first meal in Cuenca and we happened across Moliendo Cafe. Lunch included a banana, soup, chicken, rice, yucca, salad and juice all for $2.50

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

First time there after living in Cuenca for almost a year.It was recommended by friends and I am glad I followed through on their recommendation.Excellent almuerzo, very friendly staff and an owner who greets everyone with a handshake.Fast service,food is tasty and inexpensive.The cafe is small so I would suggest you get there before noon.I will definitely be going back.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Crowded (people waiting for tables at lunch) which is usually a good sign. Cute interior but service was spotty. Friendly staff but the restaurant seemed to be in need of more servers and a larger space. Three of the four people in our group ordered the almuerzo and all felt it was a good meal for the price ($2.50 each).... 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: 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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