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“Good Meal...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goda Restaurante

Goda Restaurante
Gran Colombia 7-87 y Luis Cordero | bajos de El Dorado Hotel, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-283-1390
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Ranked #35 of 281 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Sandwiches, Ecuadorean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cuenca, Ecuador
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208 reviews 208 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
“Good Meal...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a great lunch here with my wife recently and was very pleasantly surprised. In addition to a celebratory cocktail and a good glass of wine for a local merchant victory, the food was just great. The restaurant itself is modern and bland, large and impersonal on two levels... it is hotel based and caters to tour groups. Despite these drawbacks, the kitchen and serving staff rise to the occasion and make the dining experience for non-group diners quite nice! Can easily recommend Goda... aware that there are less expensive alternatives.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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sonoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Unexpected finely prepared good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here tice in the past ten days and the food here and service has been great. Simply prepared, reasonably priced fresh fish and side dishes with friendly staff and decent wines by the glass make this a go to place for dinner - especially on Sundays when most places in the central city are closed or Italian/heavy types of food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Goda Deli -- a misnomer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Have had three meals at Goda in the Hotel El Dorado. Have found the food, service, and cleanliness to be consistently excellent. This dining room is more than a delicatessen, with a wide and varied selection of full meals. Service is impeccable, the food is fairly priced, and of excellent quality. Bathroom facilities a pleasure to visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Locatedin the Hotel El Dorado, this is the perfect place for a quick meal, snack, dessert, or even just a cup of coffee.

Visited September 2012
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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Goda Delicatessen Is A Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

One of the reviews of Goda Deli states it is NOT a delicatessen. The word delicatessen is a term meaning "delicacies" or "fine foods". Our visit to Goda encountered exactly that...delicacies and fine food. Perhaps some are thinking of a deli in Manhattan, New York, where many unusual foods and such could be found. While Goda may not fit that description, it is still a nice find in Cuenca for it's cleanliness, fresh breads, and other delights.

As a side note, as one who has traveled in Ecuador for more than 40 years, bathroom facilities are always interesting, and in the past difficult to find, barely above the utility "out back" of days gone by in most parts of the U.S. The bathrooms at Goda are among the best, clean, and a real surprise as to be tough to equal in many eateries in the U.S.

See my full review at www.ecuador-wonders.com/goda-deli.html.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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