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Swiss Bistro Banos

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Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos EC180250, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome atmosphere

The Swiss bistro had a fairly wide variety of food options and we ate there a few times as they are open late and had food we were used to. It was a bit pricey and because of that we weren't able to try the fondue options which is their specialty. But I'm sure they would have been delicious!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Hardisty, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Hardisty, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Swiss bistro had a fairly wide variety of food options and we ate there a few times as they are open late and had food we were used to. It was a bit pricey and because of that we weren't able to try the fondue options which is their specialty. But I'm sure they would have been delicious!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had read good reviews on TA, so we popped in for lunch. The service was good, our food choices were good. It was a pleasant stop.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great food, which seems to be cooked in Switzerland itself. Good atmosphere in the restaurant. A bit touristic as there seemed to be exactly 0 local people eating there. Furthermore we had to wait almost an hour for our main meal, although the food was definitely worth the wait that is certainly a negative point.

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

Thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed our typical swiss food and would like to apoligize for the slow service during your visit. You're right, we had a little technical problem in the kitchen on that day but now everything is resolved; next time it will be quicker! See you soon... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Decided to go to this restaurant one evening as it was close to our hostel. Although originally having had a look on the website I was keen for the meat fondue, however once arriving to the restaurant the menu was more expensive than the website online version (fondue was $19, not $15) We ended up all getting steak which was... More 

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

Thank very much for your nice comment and for your sugestion to update our homepage, sorry for that! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Baños and wish you nice vacations in Ecuador. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely food, contrary to others reviews my boyfriends steak was beautifully cooked, rare as specified. I had a very good salad too. Nice wine. Make sure you sit on the balcony upstairs if you can, it has a very nice atmosphere. Western prices, so expensive for Banos, but good value if had been in London.

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Estimado Juan, gracias por haber tomado el tiempo para comentar su experiencia con nosotros y confirmar que ofrecemos calidad al... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After a full day of high adrenaline the family came here to unwind and have dinner. We chose a table at the terrace, since it was a bit chilly the staff started the heaters, making the perfect setup. Food was really good: we had a beef fondue, pepper steaks and two of the kids ordered spaghetti. Things to improve: the... More 

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Muchas gracias por su simpático comentario y por informar sobre nuestra terraza "Garden Lounge". Tomamos muy en serio su comentario... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is my fourth time in Banos and the same times I visited Swiss Bistro, I love the food the ambien s and service, prices are very good

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

Dear Juanita, thank you for your nice comment, it's always a pleasure sharing nice moments with our guests. Enjoy your stay in Ecuador. Best regards, Your Swiss Bistro Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We loved this restaurant. It is romantic with a beautiful rooftop garden where you can eat outside. The staff are friendly, courteous and efficient. The food is great and I plan to return again and again to work through the wonderful menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really nice spot, was pretty busy the day we went. Friendly, attentive staff. Amazing fondue. It came with plenty to dip in it, but could of been a bit bigger itself I think. We also had the fried Camembert which was delicious, but also a bit on the small side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I loved this place. It is definitely geared more towards the Western traveler, both in prices and food. The service is top-notch and the food was delicious. We were talking about their fondue for the rest of our Ecuador trip.

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Additional Information about Swiss Bistro Banos

Address: Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos EC180250, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 99 400 4019
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
Cuisine: Swiss, International, European, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos EC180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 400 4019

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Swiss, International, European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?