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Swiss Bistro Banos

Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 400 4019
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Ranked #3 of 65 Restaurants in Banos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Swiss Bistro Banos, your gastronomic meeting point at the entrance of the amazonian rain forest.Since 2008 we offer Swiss & European specialties in a unique and authentic atmosphere. This year we added a terrasse lounge to enjoy the same dishes in a peacefull and relaxing garden in the center of Banos.Our professional Team will welcome you like at home to enjoy:- Swiss cheese fondue- Meat fondue- Selection of roestis- Meat & fish specialties- Deserts, hot chocolates and delicious coffees- Quality wines & spiritsBon appetit!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not bad not great. Expensive for location and services. Great area to start looking for other activities.

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you for your not great not bad comment. Enjoy your stay in Ecuador. More

Ancaster, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was very good, service was great and loved the cow decor. French union soup( delicious)would visit again .Ontario canada

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comment, it will be a pleasure see you again soon to serve you a nice onion soup. Hasta pronto! More

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Swiss Bistro is a wonderful restaurant in Banos. We went with friends who were from Switzerland and they were impressed with the fondue as well. The only downside is the price. My husband and I wanted to share one cheese fondue and one meat fondue. You can order the cheese to share, but you can't order the meat. We would... More

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, thank you very much for your detailed comment. It's true, we are maybe a little bit more expensive than an average restaurant in Baños and that's why we can offer first class food with fresh, clean & high quality products. Our cheese fondue (USD 16.50) is served from 1 person, meat fondue (USD 17.90) from 2 persons. We... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Good cocktail (although a bit slow on the delivery) followed by a really nice salad, which is a rare treat in Ecuador. Pork and pepper steak mains were both excellent, well cooked, warm plates, loads of veggies and a great gratin. Nice garden terrace to boot. A great place to eat.

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Did you know that we offer the same restaurant in the Jungle ? It's located in Cumandá, vía Baños-Puyo, 45 minutes from Baños in a wonderfull jungle-garden with camping, rivers the take a bath, fishing possibilities, horse riding & adventure in the forest. See... More

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here twice, it had a nice atmosphere and really good service. The food was good but not great. Steak was cooked well but lacked seasoning. Fondue was good but not great. Granted it is in Ecuador so if you are craving this sort of food it works.

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Hello Megan, thank you for your comment. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the service of our Team... normaly our guests love the taste and the quality of our food... it would be nice to see you again to talk about your experience personaly and adapt your choice to your taste. More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was craving some decent cheese after travelling in South America for 7 weeks. This restaurant had a varied menu, with a specialty offer of cheese, meat, and chocolate fondue. The cheese fondue, while pricy for Ecuadorian standards ($16.50), was worth every penny. Along with delicious cheesy fondue, they served French bread, baby boiled potatoes, and freshly sliced tomatoes. As... More

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed our cheese fondue and wish you a nice stay in Baños. More

Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the staff is very friendly and the food is delicious . it was our local cantine during our stay. The desert with the 2 chocolate mousse is delicious. Of course the meat is fantastic Thank you Régine , Stéphane and Patrick

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Merci Régine, Stéphane et Patrick pour avoir pris le temps de commenter votre expérience Swiss Bistro, nous vous souhaitons un... More

Brockville, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I were in Banos for 4 weeks taking Spanish Immersion lessons. Although we felt that the prices were a bit on the high at side at first, the portion sizes were generous and the food was wonderful! The wait staff was very friendly and amenable to our needs. We loved the ambiance and wine choices as well.... More

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Muchas gracias por su simpático comentario, esperamos que disfrutó de su estadía en Baños. Saludos de parte de todo nuestro... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Some of the best food I had in my three months traveling in S.America. Highly recommend to anyone in Banos who fancies something a little different.

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you Jon for your nice comment, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Ecuador. More

Banks, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was a pretty tasty change of pace from the standard food in the area. Although a little on the pricy side I knew what i was getting into before we entered so i was ok with that. I ended up getting a beef stroganoff and it was better than some of the stuff i had eaten in the... More

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PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we wish you a nice stay in Ecuador. More

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