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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great steak

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Emily K
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Wailuku, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wailuku, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Found the name on the hotels list of nearby restaurants. Loved it. Quirky place. Cannot describe this eclectic interior. :) We ordered the Fondue Bourgignon (Meat Fondue). It was so delicious. I totally overate. Liked their wine selection too. I would have loved to eat in the romantic garden, unfortunately, it rained very hard. Nevertheless, it was a romantic evening... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food was delicious! The service was very good and the wine pour was great! If we had not been told about this place we would never have found it. It is way in the back of apartments and not on a main road with other restaurants

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Wales, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped in when passing and had a lovely lunch in a leafy courtyard. Would pop back if in town and the accommodation looked lovely too.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?