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“Great Food and Great Company” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don Colon Restaurant

Don Colon Restaurant
Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca, Ecuador (Formerly Don Colon)
0996804525
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Ranked #35 of 267 Restaurants in Cuenca
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. I first met the chef and owner the day before his restaurant opened, and have been to Don Colon's many times since. I have had meals with a range of prices, from his inexpensive almuerzo lunch to some of the more elegant menu choices for dinner. When lobster is back in season (in June) his seafood platter for two is a dish to enjoy and remember! And it is pretty to look at as well. He has filet mignon all the time, and that is another good menu choice. He also serves salads. His favorite appetizer is the fried zucchini which is quite good.And then there is his company. He is a native Ecuadorian, so he can speak with ease to his many Ecuadorian customers. But he lived and worked in the United States for many years, working his way up from providing room service to owning and operating his own restaurant. He has also owned restaurants in Cancun and in Quito. But he is now in Cuenca to stay, and we are all the more fortunate because of it. Let him know if you have a request, or want to have a party at his restaurant. The setting is attractive and convenient (just three blocks from Plaza Calderon). And if you have questions about Ecuador, just ask the chef!

  • Visited May 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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“Great Mother's Day dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We planned on eating closer to where we live, but they were closed, their loss! Read info about Don Colon on Gringo Tree n Trip Advisor, so thought we would try with our friends. We were given a rose each, ladies, a free sangria, n personal service by Don! We had a great dinner and will be back, for sure. Beautiful atmosphere, and linens!! Thanks Don for making our Mother's Day dinner special with our friends.

  • Visited May 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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“Paella by special request & other occasions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was entertaining friends from the US for a week & for their final evening in Cuenca I asked Colon a couple of days in advance to prepare Paella for four. Of course the meal was prepared with love & to the standards of perfection typical of a dining event at Colon but perhaps more than our satisfaction with the meal was the treatment and feeling we've had every time we have visited Colon that we are special if not the most important customers in the restaurant. I felt so good when I left that when I walked outside & looked up & down the street I briefly considered making an offer on the whole block.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere....love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Have eaten at this resteraunt for lunch, and server all dinners...have never been disappointed.
This evening had a wonderful (ordered ahead, special request ) of Paella. The best since I was in
Spain.

  • Visited May 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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“Great food and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had three wonderful meals there, with the last meal being a special request of Don Colon's "paella". Great service and wonderful staff, with personal attention given by Don Colon. Definitely a place to return to on our next visit.

  • Visited May 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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