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All 65 Banos Restaurants

El Paisano

Vieira near Martinez, Banos, Ecuador
(06) 274 2134
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Ranked #27 of 65 Restaurants in Banos
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a unique spot, a room filled with colourful art gives you something to admire while you chow down on one of their many delicious vegetarian options. The food is full of flavor and was excellent value (my leftovers gave me two more meals!). One of the best parts of this place though, is the owner who proudly showed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I enjoyed the good food amidst original paintings and opera! playing in the background. Good location near the picinas.

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The food here was delicious. It was refreshing change. I was expecting something mediocre given my experience with vegetarian restaurants in Ecuador but I was pleasantly surprised. My dish was filled with flavor. There were lots of spices and lots of fresh vegetables. The side dishes of rice and potatoes that came with it were also very good.

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Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

the food is so good. The burritos are lovely, with nacho's, a lot of fresh vegetables. The place itself is oke, but we were the only visitors and you have to ask if you want something to drink or the bill

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Turin, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I went to this restaurant based on the reviews from other travellers. I was there for lunch and the place was quite empty, which I didn´t mind as I was a bit short on time. No one was in sight so I called for someone and a guy appeared from the kitchen. I passed the menu and I ordered a... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

We're not vegetarian, but this place offers a huge assortment for meatless and carnivores alike. A huge list of soups, fresh squeezed juices, large list of vegetarian options, Paisano specialty entrees, breakfast menu, omelettes, pastas, burritos, etc. None of the dishes are what you think - its much better! I could taste how fresh everything was. My chicken and veggie... More

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

My wife and I arrived in Banos from Quito about 10: pm; checked-in hotel then noticed we were famished. The hotel staff suggested a place that could be open but it was more of a drinking establishment too late for food service. If we were ok with vegetarian food, the bartender suggested another restaurant nearby called El Paisano. As we... More

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Bucaramanga, Colombia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I have been mostly a vegan for 7 years. I have traveled to many parts of the world and extensively in South America. El Paisano is incredible. Of the 15 meals I ate in Banos, 14 were here and that's only because the first meal I ate was before I new this place existed. I tried most of the veggie... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

I had a pizza. The crust was thin and crispy, which is fine but the sauce was sweet topped with cheap cheese. My partner had a decent tuna pasta. The service is slow, as stated and the staff rarely seen. The walls are cluttered in art that could pass for a teenage novice and they were out of wine which... More

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Rio Verde, Ecuador
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We were wlecomed by the staff and felt right at home. The service was great as was the food.

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