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Monalisa (Espacio Gourmet)

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Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Sushi
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650 Monsenor Rodrigues, Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
+595 61 500645
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place in downtown CDE

This is probably the best option for lunch in downtown CDE. The service if friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is pleasant. As far as the food is concerned, it is tasteful and well presented, even if the menu does not offer many options. Downtown CDE is not a “gourmet” destination but this is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
jerome p
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is probably the best option for lunch in downtown CDE. The service if friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is pleasant. As far as the food is concerned, it is tasteful and well presented, even if the menu does not offer many options. Downtown CDE is not a “gourmet” destination but this is a very decent lunch option.

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent place for a coffee or a snack! Top quality sandwiches and a wonderful decor/ ambiance! The piano playing was excellent too. Highly recommended.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed a decent lunch at the Espacio Gourmet on the 6th floor of the Monalisa department store. Two of us had a tasty paella, the others a steak and surubí (a local river fish), the latter two served with an excellent risotto (and one of our risotto eaters was Italian!). The decor in the windowless room was not overly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

They took more than forty minutes to bring what we ordered. Very bad service. The waiter was not at fault but the people preparing the food were definitely at fault.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ciudad del Este is not a gourmet destination, so this is among the best you can find. Service, however, is pretty inattentive, the decor is a bit impersonal and the food is... OK. Fact is, this is in the best shopping centre in town, so you will end up there anyway!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you're looking for a place to eat between shopping, this is a good bet. They have both sushi and more traditional food. The sushi is always fresh, and I always ask their pineapple mint drink. On their traditional menu, the fish is great (surubi or lenguado).

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is the only place where I can eat a great meal in such a good environment. The service and atmosphere pays off the price and food is amazing! highly recommended !!!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you want to have a very nice meal, with good environment and service, Monalisa is the place to eat. There are also other options such as the sushi bar, and the snack bar. The Espacio Gourmet is the main restaurant as it stands for its tradition and recognized plates. Definitely recommendable !!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

I was in Foz do Iguaçu city then decided to cross the Friendship bridge across Parana river and visit the other country. After crossing the Aduana I walked until Monalisa shopping . It is like a big and modern department store and I climbed some floors. I didnt see the restaurant just the shopping and the escalators. Then I took... More 

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Lugano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Espace Gourmet of Monalisa is located at 5th floor of the shop without any advertise outside. Nobody would suspect unless entering the shop Monalisa and visiting it. Espace Gourmet consists of a cafeteria, often with live piano music ( Steinway, sometimes desafinado though) and Sushi bar. Behind Sushi bar there is a formal restaurant. Seldom full (I never booked and... More 

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Additional Information about Monalisa (Espacio Gourmet)

Address: 650 Monsenor Rodrigues, Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
Phone Number: +595 61 500645
Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Alto Parana Department  >  Ciudad Del Este
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Monsenor Rodrigues, Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
  • Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Alto Parana Department  >  Ciudad Del Este
  • Phone Number: +595 61 500645

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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