We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Swiss Bistro Banos

Certificate of Excellence
$
Swiss, International, Fondue
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos, Ecuador
+593 99 400 4019
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 333 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
DELICIOUS but pricey

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Katryna F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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...

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our choosing to go to this restaurant was due to reviews here on TripAdvisor. I left with mixed feelings. To be fair, the restaurant itself is great. There are multiple levels where one can be seated. We chose the upstairs and outside. As it was getting chilly out, a staff member immediately lit the heaters. It started raining hard and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a large group to eat dinner. We had great service and the food was so good, we went back and took friends. The steaks are wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Have a nice week & see you soon :-) More 

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went to this restaurant with high expectations. Our expectations were easily overwhelmed. Food was great. One of the best steaks I've had in Ecuador as a whole. Salads are big! Great quality of service as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review
Google Translation

Gracias Jose por su muy motivante comentario. Sabia Usted que estamos también ubicados cerca de Puyo? Durante su próxima estadía... More 

Cotacachi, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Swiss Bistro has delicious and authentic Swiss meals on the menu. The painting on the outside of the restaurant seems very Swiss (black and white). The staff is very friendly and helpful. I loved the covered outdoor dining on the second floor with a wide variety of plants and a hammock to enjoy while waiting for your order. Very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PatrickSB, Propietario at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this review
Google Translation

Muchas gracias Robert por su recomendación. Es un placer para nosotros que nuestro nuevo Garden Lounge es muy apreciado que... More 

Travelers who viewed Swiss Bistro Banos also viewed

Banos, Tungurahua Province
Banos, Tungurahua Province
 
Banos, Tungurahua Province
Banos, Tungurahua Province
 

Been to Swiss Bistro Banos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swiss Bistro Banos staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?