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Joes' Secret Garden

Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca, Ecuador
0989449150
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Ranked #2 of 247 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a special experience whichever Saturday you choose to go. Only serving dinner on Saturdays, each one is a themed dinner and the quality, service and atmosphere are superb! Highly recommended!

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Somerville, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a Gringo hangout on Saturday nights. The bar staff was very attentive, the backyard is an awesome place to chill with a libation before dinner. The menu is preset and reservations are required. Great American cuisine served family style. The service and food were excellent, we will return and recommend Joe's Secret Garden.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What more fun can you have on a Saturday night but to go with or without a crowd and find a fun party waiting for you at Joe's Secret Garden. The friendly and convivial environment means you will always meat new friends at the meet and great before hand where drinks are served at a small bar and guests wander... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a great time at Joe's on Saturday. It was such fun meeting new people - and seeing old friends. We even met a couple that we'd run into in town just that day - one is a resident, and her friend is exploring to see if she's really going to take the plunge and relocate here to Cuenca... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hola. I was so excited to finally get to go to Joes' Secret Garden last night for dinner. I missed the chance last time I was in Cuenca last year and it was on my 'must do' list of things when I first arrived. The food was amazing, the mole sauce was to die for, the ceasar salad was heavenly.... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good food but fix menue ! To much to eat ! Home style American ! Great atmosphere ! Charming garden ! Great price on wine! I would return if they would gave a small menue option !

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Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have lived in Ecuador for over three years and in Cuenca for over two and a half. Our first trip to Joe's was a delight - something like having an intimate dinner in a private home with 60 or more of your closest friends. We have been going there ever since and now are fortunate enough to live on... More

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Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food and service was Excellent. Why not an Excellent overall rating... the one seating for all may not be to everyone's liking. Before the single seating, attendees are encouraged to mingle with other guests in the open courtyard. The theme was Greek. Most of the guests were seated with other guests at large tables, not a bad idea if... More

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Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is an Expat haven---that being said, what great way to meet others like yourself --everyone speaks English and are happy to share their stories about how they came to Cuenca. The home is lovely and the food is great. You can bring your own wine---corkage fee is $5.00. It's a set menu. Make reservations. It can be a little... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate here several months ago, and it is one of the places in Cuenca that are primarily expat haunts. They generally start with a social (drinking) hour, and you are placed at a table with a mixed group of expats. There is very little that is Latin about it. While the food is certainly good, personally we feel that... More

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Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0989449150
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
Cuisine: American, International

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