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Villa Rosa

Gran Colombia 12-22, Cuenca, Ecuador
07.283.7944
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Ranked #56 of 238 restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, International
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. Their entres were made with fresh and tasty ingredients. We ordered their green salad and tuna tartare. Their pastas are definitely their forte - creamy, rich, delicious. Their lava cake was superb - only matched by Flemming's stake house' in Texas. Don't order their lamb chops though. Unfortunately, ours were quite chewy, although... More

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Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We ate here on Good Friday. The place looks brand new. After talking to our waiter, it is in fact new. New owner and totally redone interior. We were referred here by the front desk at our hotel, Hotel Santa Lucia. It turns out they now own Villa Rosa ( the review form is the Santa Lucia form with a... More

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Scotland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal here, it was like stepping back in time, waiters in white jackets and very attentive, lovely little restaurant. We had a steak which was cooked to perfection and we also shared a dessert, all excellent and friendly staff who were very attentive to our needs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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199 reviews 199 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I enjoyed a very good meal at this restaurant featuring Ecuadorian specialties in a beautiful colonial space. I had a sea bass in caper sauce with potatoes and vegetable and two local fruit sorbets/ice creams. The service was excellent and I was pleased with this recommendation from my hotel.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

What a nice little find in Cuenca. We stopped there for lunch and had a great experience. As an small little starter they brought out these little tortillas filled with cheese that were delicious. I had a mixed green salad that had hearts of palm, tomato and cheese that was okay but the fettuccine fungi was incredible! We then had... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Everything was impeccably good!! The food was delicious, the service was great and the fee was less than $30 for 2 meals. I loved it and will definitely go back. They had a problem printing my receipt so it took them a few minutes so, I left because I didn't need it and... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have never had a bad meal at Villa Rosa and feel it is one of the best in town. Yes, the atmosphere is a bit formal, but sometimes that's what one wants. The service is attentive and the prices are fair for the quality offered.

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sydney
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a stylish restaurant in a fine setting. The service was excellent and the food very good, but perhaps too large in servings. Not extraordinary, but upper level and quality. There are better places in town, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with dining here.

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I'm not really sure what the rave reviews are about, as my dining experience at Villa Rosa was not too impressive. Although the ambiance and the decor of the restaurant were nice, the food was less than mediocre. Even more disappointing was the service, as although VR clearly tries to present itself as an upscale restaurant, the attitude of the... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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170 reviews 170 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Have eaten here three or four times over the last two years, each time hoping for a magic breakthrough from dull evenings spent here with only so so food. An attractive setting but lacking soul, often not having its daily specials available - and not because they ran out earlier in the evening! The service is slow, uncoordinated for anything... More

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