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Moliendo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Try the salsa picante and ring the bell!!

Seriously. Try it. The people are friendly, the food is great and for soooooo cheap. I've had a lot of salsa picante in my day and this one is the best. Real coffee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rachael G G
Hood River, Oregon
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Hood River, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously. Try it. The people are friendly, the food is great and for soooooo cheap. I've had a lot of salsa picante in my day and this one is the best. Real coffee.

Thank Rachael G G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Affordable departure from almuerozs! Vibrantly flavored salsa and unique combinations of ingredients on your arepa. Intriguing drinks including an "aphrodisiac" avocado smoothie and "Avena Colombiana," a Colombian version of horchata. This place is busy but for good reason!!

Thank Sienna F
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to eat here twice because it's affordable, good and simple food. The food is tasty and made fresh, a dinner runs you 3.50$ for a big plate of beans,rice,salad,avocado and a vegetarian lentil loaf or meat.

Thank Stephanie G
La Union, Ecuador
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We have been eating at Moliendo Cafe so many times already and the food is always very good. It is hard to find a restaurant in Cuenca where quality is constant. But the Colombian owners of Moliendo Cafe manage it. Delicious food always, whatever you order, breakfast and lunch. And they serve you with a friendly smile, make you feel... More 

Thank Don H
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Having left Colombia about a week ago, we were craving colombian food already, especially....yes, the Chicherron. And what a surprise, the LP advises Moliendo Cafe, a colombian gem here in lovely Cuenca. And i can only say one thing, absolutely delicious! The chicherron, the arepas with chorizo and guacamole and the colombian beers were just perfect! We devoured our dinners...sooo... More 

Thank Roger H
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We went here a few times for lunch or dinner and totally LOVED it! Great Colombian food in the heart of Cuenca. Very friendly owner treats you like family. Greets you and visits if he has time... it's a very busy place, for good reason.

Thank jsharpton
Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I'm living in Cuenca for more than two month now and this is definitely my favorite restaurant! The food is really tasty and surprisingly cheap, the first time I expected less for the prices. They have the best pulled pork and the aji is as spicy as it is supposed to be.

Thank Smilla_193
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went here for a quick dinner and couldn't believe the small size of our check at the end! The food was simple but did the trick - and came out super quick, which was what we needed on this particular evening.

Thank KP_McGlobetrotter14
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is simple, but the food is cheap (between $2.50 and $7.00) very tasty and you're not leaving hungry. The owner is warm and welcoming.

Thank MatthiasD22
Fairfield, California
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank Corrinek78

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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