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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food!

Cosy restaurant with surprisingly tasty food. Although a group of 15 people orderd before we did, we got our dishes first. I took the trout with mushrooms, which was good (the sauce was a bit too salty). My boyfriend ordered the provincial steak. It was well cooked and the patatogratin was amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marlon J
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant with surprisingly tasty food. Although a group of 15 people orderd before we did, we got our dishes first. I took the trout with mushrooms, which was good (the sauce was a bit too salty). My boyfriend ordered the provincial steak. It was well cooked and the patatogratin was amazing. Prices are reasonable!

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Thank Marlon J
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We wandered into the hidden Cafe Mariane and decided to stay for a late lunch. We were the only diners; we lingered in the charming garden over beef fondue. Delicious. Good quality cut of tender beef; crunchy golden tasty herbed potatoes and a huge salad platter of fresh tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and lettuce. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Carey B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The lovely setting somewhat hidden, the lovely waitress and...the bringing-back-childhood-memories from the big fondue! Yum! Tender meat, crunchy potatoes and flavourfull greens made it just what the doctor ordered! C'est la vie! Highly recommended!

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Thank Roger H
Winnipeg, Canada
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you walk thru the garden you just know the owners have put some thought into your dinning experience. The food was great, good sized portions prepared with care.

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Bern, Schweiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We found Mariane's a bit hidden in low season. The place was empty, nevertheless we entered and ordered meat fondue, which the place is apparently well known for. Later three more parties joined. First it felt a bit weird to be there alone, no fire burning in the fireplace and the waiter being very reserved. However, I have to say... More 

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Thank phhuber
california
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was always our favorite restaurant in Banos with delicious food, especially the steak au poivre. IT appears to have a new owner and the service was very slow. Although the sauce was still good, the steak was tough and overdone. The famous potatoes were not crispy as they had been

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Thank juanitaC7
Bath
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel. It's down an alley in a garden area that's possibly quite nice in the sunshine. The restaurant is "cosy" but needs a bit of 'spit & polish'. The menu's supposed to be French, albeit with a local touch. The garlic bread was poor. They didn't have 2 of the drinks on the... More 

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Thank Richard H
milwaukee, wisconsin
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

returned to banos last week and we couldn't wait to return to eat at Cafe Mariane. my wife and I ate the steak a la provence and they were both cooked perfectly. our friends shared the steak fondue and they were very happy with their dish, also. can't wait for my next rip to Banos so I can eat here... More 

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 via mobile

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?