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Akelarre

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Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
nice restaurant for lunch and dinner

We stayed in the Akelarre restaurant two time during our visit in Cuenca. On lunch you have a good option to sit in the inner courtyard when the sun is shinning and you can enjoy the good weather conditions. For dinner we recommend to stay inside the restaurant, which has nice small tables where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Gerhard M
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Bregenz, Austria
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Bregenz, Austria
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed in the Akelarre restaurant two time during our visit in Cuenca. On lunch you have a good option to sit in the inner courtyard when the sun is shinning and you can enjoy the good weather conditions. For dinner we recommend to stay inside the restaurant, which has nice small tables where you can fell the private atmosphere.... More 

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pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for sharing your experience with us is a pleasure to hear that the service was perfect and the food the best. We hope to serve you better the next visit. Regards, More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am eating this dish while typing. (Yes, terrible manners) It is definitely quesi de cabra. And this is our favorite place in Cuenca. Now, if only it had Club Negra on the beer menu it would be perfect.

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pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear, Really thanks for your positive experience comment. We'll keep in mind your suggest about black bear. Hope your visit again very soon, Have a nice year, Regards, More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

From the service to the food a near perfect evening. We had only tapas/dessert and really enjoyed them. The service was non intrusive and with good training making it very enjoyable. The decor is well design. A treat for our farewell to Ecuador

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review
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Gracias por su amable comentario, siempre dispuestos a complacer a nuestros clientes. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I can't wait to come back here and try more tapas. We had the croquetas, tortilla española, and my fiancé got a main dish of Mexican fajitas. We also split a pitcher of sangria, which is hands down the best sangria I've had in Ecuador. Loved it!!

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review
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Gracias por sus elogios, nuestra Sangria la hacemos segun la receta que aprendi en España. More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Even though the name is Basque for a place witches gather, we had two great experiences there. The service was friendly & warm the food served promptly, and was it good. One of the best Tortilla Espanola I've had anywhere. Reasonable prices, and beautiful courtyard setting. The Paella one night was average, but I didn't expect more. The other dinners... More 

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review
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Gracias por su comentario.La verdad que nuestra tortilla de patata sigue la receta de mi abuela española , por lo... More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A friend had me meet her there for a late afternoon wine. We had the grilled shrimp and lomo fino on skewers and shrimp scampi. I must say that that was the very best grilled shrimp I have ever tasted, they were large and grilled to perfection as was the carne. Another friend and I stopped in for dessert and... More 

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, we are delighted that you have enjoyed our shrimps, sorry for our creme brulee, we are trying to improve it. More 

Quito
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We arrived in Cuenca on a Sunday afternoon. Everything was closed. We run into this restaurant and coffee shop and proved to be a great alternative. Place nice, food fresh and tasty, small portions. Service good and staff friendly.

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review
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Gracias por su opinion, si la verdad que los Domingos son complicados para cenar en Cuenca, entendemos que nosotros como... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Like others I headed here Sunday night when the Italian in the La Posada turned out to be closed. Sunday night (only) they over paella with a decent selection of clams, shrimps, calamari, mussels (try to fine the pencil sized chorizo). 1/2 carafe of vino tinto @$10 USD was a good buy. Staff a little quirky but nice. Place named... More 

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indigosag, Propietario at Akelarre, responded to this review

we would like to thank you for your advise, we try to make the best paella in town, over 10 years , ours customers come back every sunday to taste it. More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We wandered into this restaurant after 5 on a Sunday. The other restaurant that we had planned was closed. Tapas were advertised, but were not on the menu. We had some crepes and I had the trout, which was delicious. the crepes were ordinary. The girls had crepes for desert which they must have liked, since nothing was left. The... More 

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

We are surprised to know that you didnt get any tapas, it is our speciality, Our crepes are made by the french recepie, as we learned in France. More 

Quito, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stumbled on this place by accident. I'm glad we went in. Nice casual European style tapas bar. Worth a stop.

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thank you four your lines. We are happy that you have enjoyed , we try to do always our best. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

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