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Moliendo Cafe

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Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
07 282-8710
Today
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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  • 60
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  • 7
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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
Best Value in Cuenca

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews
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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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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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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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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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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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