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Cafe Mariane

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Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
(032)741947
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

We went on Valentines Day for lunch, they presented us a with a rose each. We ordered lunch then minutes later a group of about 15 elderley Americans arrived, they muct have pre-ordered because their food arrived first which meant we waited nearly an hour for our meal. The waitress was helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
swoody_23
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bournemouth
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
vancouver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good ambience and fairly good entrees spoilt by total lack of attention after main course. We were one of two parties in the restaurant. Had to make our own place settings and no water offered. Asked for the bill and left after waiting for some time. We had decided on desserts and coffee. Their loss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First evening in Banos and thought we would give Cafe Mariane a try. Whilst the initial impression was welcoming and the main courses fairly good there was absolutely no follow up re dessert or coffee. We (party of four) who were just one of two groups eating gave up on getting any further service asked for the bill and left... More 

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bournemouth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went on Valentines Day for lunch, they presented us a with a rose each. We ordered lunch then minutes later a group of about 15 elderley Americans arrived, they muct have pre-ordered because their food arrived first which meant we waited nearly an hour for our meal. The waitress was helpful with my request for food without gluten, but... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Three of us went for dinner here looking forward to the French Onion soup for days-only to be told they were out of french onion soup!!! Despite that disappointment we each ordered a steak with a different preparation and shared. They were all good. The portions were HUGE and the side vegetables and potatoes au gratin were excellent as well.... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

For a a splurge by Ecudadorian standards--steaks in a beautiful courtyard setting. Look for the B&B and the restaurant is down the side courtyard..

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This cosy restaurant had good service, great atmosphere and the food was excellent. We had the beef fondue, which was a fun dining experience and the side dishes were generous and delicious. Highly recommended.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had dinner! The service is very Good! Cozy place with a warm fireplace The food, French Provençal more on the home stile! Flavor acceptable! Would came back

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't know if New Years Eve depleted the food & efficiency of the Mariane but we had the worst meal &'service so far in Baños. All 4 of us were counting on meat fondue. We were told Nyo steak except the stew & steak Milanese. We opted for Milanese. What we got was something like minute steak but thin, breaded,... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Not only a top restaurant in Banos, but in all of Ecuador. After 13 years of eating out in Ecuador, I so proclaim. Mediterranean, perhaps, but certainly with a French twist. Pepper steak better than I've found anywhere else in country, and I'm told the trout is superb, too. Three people had three steaks and a large bottle of house... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The reception at our hotel suggested this restaurant and were we ever glad he did. The restaurant is tucked away - so you have to look for the sign or know where you are going. I had steak that was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. The vegetables were also cooked properly and the cheesy potatoes were absolutely fantastic. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: (032)741947

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?