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Akelarre

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Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Tapas Food

We ate here twice and were really happy with the choice and quality of food. The wines were good and the service excellent. A hidden gem in Cuenca offering authentic tapas food at reasonable prices. Go on - give it a try!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here twice and were really happy with the choice and quality of food. The wines were good and the service excellent. A hidden gem in Cuenca offering authentic tapas food at reasonable prices. Go on - give it a try!!

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

thank you for your compliments, we are happy . More 

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A friend and I had an excellent lunch and enjoyed the quick and attentive service here. Today we had sandwiches but, like everything on the menu, they were well prepared and served very quickly. Afterward we enjoyed pleasant conversation in wonderful surroundings. There is nothing to complain about here and I would recommend Akelarre to everyone. David B

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Muchas gracias por su opinion, nos complace atenderles siempre con ilusion para que se lleven un buen recuerdo. More 

Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I went to Cuenca for the first time earlier this year. I ended up going to Akelarre at least 3 or 4 times while I was there. I ate paella on a sunday, delicious. I ate some dinner and dessert another day, delicious. The restaurant is connected to a hotel, which is beautiful. You can eat in the courtyard for... More 

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your oppinion, we are very glad that you have enjoyed our place, we keep working to improve our services. More 

Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everytime I go to Cuenca I make sure that Akelarre is my first stop. I love the quaint relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant, and the attached Inca Real hotel is beautiful. I have eaten both lunch and dinner at the Akelarre and I have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the wait staff excellent and very attentive.... More 

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indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your comments.We are really happy that you have had a wonderful experience in our place. We are very pleased and keep going with our wellknown paella More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ordered a number of tapas and they were tasty (not like you get in Spain, but refreshing in Ecuador). The service was fantastic as well as the atmosphere

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pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear , It's inspiring to Hosteria dos Chorreras is to listen happy customers. The idea is always touch the emotions and create an emotional experience. Thanks again, Best regards, More 

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A good friend recommended we have dinner at Akelarre Restaurant/cafe on General Torres last Saturday night. I had never been to this restaurant but based on the Chicken and Curry I had it will not be the last time and I will try many of the other offerings they have on the menu. The service was good and the waiter... More 

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pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for sharing your valuable experience with us. For Restaurante Akelarre is important to know what our prestigious clients think about the service and gastronomy. Thanks again and we hope your visit in the near future. Best regards, More 

Austria
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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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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Gracias por sus elogios, nuestra Sangria la hacemos segun la receta que aprendi en España. More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Tapas

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