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Ponche Suizo

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Eloy Alfaro 4-24 | Y Ambato, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 99 858 4439
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 57
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Coffee in town match with delicious ponche

I had to visit this place given the history and fame it carries in Ecuador. I was impress and much more impress with the coffee and ponche suizo mix. Must try this local drink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
GuillermoEnrique
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La Libertad, Ecuador
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La Libertad, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had to visit this place given the history and fame it carries in Ecuador. I was impress and much more impress with the coffee and ponche suizo mix. Must try this local drink.

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Cesena, Italy
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921 reviews 921 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
2,047 helpful votes 2,047 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

located in the heart of the city of banos, this tiny and delicious place, run with honour by roberto viera, offers a huge variety of tasty and fresh delicatessen. try the various types of artiginal coffee, bought directly by local producers and, for sure, you can't miss the main speciality of the bar: poncho suizo. this drink has a secret... More 

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Ambato, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you want to try something different you must go to Ponche Suizo at Baños city. They have an unique and special Ponche to taste, to enjoy and to share with good friends. Is easy to find the coffe shop, because this beautifull place is in front of the Mercado. Try all the house speciallyties, Ponche Suizo, Capuchino Suizo, Chocolate... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stopped in here for a sandwich, coffee and cake. Cheap, but disappointing. The cake was not very nice, and the sandwich was also not very good. Coffee was ok. Things on the menu were not available. Service was friendly. No wifi. Overall, I would not recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Their staff was so friendly and nice. The Ponche Suizo itself was pretty interesting; super light and tastes like a coconut custard. My boyfriend LOVED them, I wasn't as much of a fan but their milkshakes and coffee were also really good! Would definitely recommend :)

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My ice cream/coffee/chocolate drink was watery and not sweet. I don't think they used any ice cream. Many of the items pictured on the windows and menu were not available. We were disappointed and felt like we paid too much.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I tried the much lauded Ponche Suizo drink and really didn't care for it. It was 2$ for a large glass and I found it too sugary. The flavor was too sweet. It was a nice mousse I guess but not what I expect after all the rave reviews here. Had a nice cheap breakfast for 2,75 though that came... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We came here to try the fzmous drink and have some cake. The owners were really friendly and happy to chat, we got the article about the drinks history (good for Spanish practise!) The ponche suizo was pretty tasty, after much discussion we think the fruit is similar to pumpkin spice. But it will remain a tasty mystery.

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hengelo (ov)
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208 reviews 208 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After a walk that fell into the water, we had a small lunch here: cofee and empanadas. The owner also gave us the drink the cafe is named after, poncho suisse, and an article about the drink. It is very nice, so is the owner and the food was tasty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The suizo reminds me of sabayon and was delicious! I also had a coffee with amaretto, condensed milk and suizo which I highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eloy Alfaro 4-24 | Y Ambato, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 858 4439

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ecuadorean
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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