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Swiss Bistro Banos

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Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 400 4019
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Swiss Bistro Banos, your gastronomic meeting point at the entrance of the...
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 & spirits Bon appetit!
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 9
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place for dinner. They do know how to cook a great steak and the cocktails were fabulous! We tend to go for local cuisine when travelling, but these guys simply know what they're doing. Give it a try - you will come back for more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great place for dinner. They do know how to cook a great steak and the cocktails were fabulous! We tend to go for local cuisine when travelling, but these guys simply know what they're doing. Give it a try - you will come back for more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was good, but not great. The green beans that came with the Zurich chicken were the high light of the meal. It was also a little expensive, but the upstairs patio is really nice & overall I was satisfied.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Swiss Bistro based on their good reviews. While the food wasn't bad, the steak was chewy and overall the food was unremarkable. The service wasn't very good, but we attributed that to the holiday weekend (Semana Santa). The prices were rather expensive as well, and neither the quality of the food, the atmosphere, or the service warranted... More 

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Detroit
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15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant was a real treat. The food was rich and delicious and the service was great. We sat outdoors and it was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

So we heard this place has fondue, and none of us had had good cheese in like FOREVER. So we decided to check it out. We went and the prices for a fondue are minimum $18. Pricey for Ecuador. We got one anyway and shared it between four of us and it was a good appetizer. Delicious and worth it... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place was delicious, but really expensive for the area. We liked the fondue (obviously), but it took too long to bring out (for something we ultimately cook ourselves). Drinks were good as well. Good atmosphere. I really liked the patio! Would recommend.

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

good restaurant that attract our attention thanks to a ad in the street of Baños. The food was very good, especially the wine was perfectly combined to what we have eaten. Nevertheless, we do not recommend to sit close to the entry, as many people are waitingvthere to pay their bill or their taxi, so quite crowdy and noisy...

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

To be honest I stopped in here for the wifi and ordered a tomato & mozzarella salad & a cup of coffee. The service was a little slow, the salad wad edible although nothing special. I felt it a little overpriced at $7.50

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Highly rated and rightfully so. Had a few meals there and the food was beautiful. Recommend going upstairs to terrace. Spacey and open air as well as some hammocks if need to relax after your meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Definitely would come back here, had a meat and cheese platter one of the best we have had in South America. Had a traditional Swiss dinner and had no idea what to expect but it was delicious! A bit on the expensive side but totally worth it! Sitting on the patio upstairs is really nice too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 400 4019

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Swiss, International, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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 & spirits Bon appetit!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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