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Akelarre

Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #82 of 246 Restaurants in Cuenca
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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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Quito
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had spaghetti and meatballs (average - very garlicky meatballs) and chicken cordon blue with fries and steamed veggies (good). Extensive drink menu. Bread served with zesty sauce. Good coffee. Recommend the crepe desserts. Attentive staff. Nice seating area around bar with overflow in colonial center courtyard. Jazzy blue music background music

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Breda, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We eat here a union soup en a ceviche a vegetarian crepe and a steak The union soup was not good and te cheviche was not special The crepe was not good and the steak was very salty also the ''sauce'' was very salty If i had a chef like that i would fire him directly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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328 reviews 328 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Dinner was tapas at Akelarre. We had four dishes: potato bravas, txapela (fried asperagus, Serrano ham, eggplant and brie), tempura shrimp, and breaded squid – all were excellent. This is probably the best meal we have had in South America so far! The room is full of interesting photos and artwork (the television is off). The music is classic jazz.... More

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Paella was advertised as a Sunday only special. There nothing authentic about the dish. It was almost like everything was from a can. On another visit we shared Tapas that were good.

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Crawford Bay, BC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Walking by several times, we'd noticed the place was busy, so finally seized the opportunity to try it. We had 3 tapas - the shrimp & bacon skewer, smoked salmon and the ham & cheese croquettes, all of which were delicious. Happily, we'd saved room for dessert. I had the creme brulee. Divine! Warm, with a hint of orange and... More

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