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El Cantaro


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Ecuadorean, Soups, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

We thought that a small restaurant on Parque Calderon might be geared to tourists. Well El Cantaro is not, we are pleased to say. Not fancy, but clean. The $3.75 almuerzo was very very tasty, and filling. Large glass of pineapple juice, not overly sweetened,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Laura J
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We chanced into El Cantrell. We had vegetarian lasagna and a potato soup. Both were very good, and very reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Gcruik
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This restaurant is conveniently located on the edge of Parque Calderon. We came here for lunch and managed to get a nice table at the window where we could people watch. We found the day’s almuerzo menu listed on the door with English translation. My...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank infolific
Reviewed August 19, 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant several years ago while on a short trip to Cuenca. Since moving here, we passed by El Cantaro several times without going in. Yesterday, we saw the lunch menu, it was very appealing so we went in....More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Jake P
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Antonio is a very gracious and flexible host. We greatly enjoyed drinks and the best freshly popped popcorn we have ever had while watching the Olympics and carefully analyzing the ongoing performances. This place is a great example of the fact that, in Cuenca, you...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Scott M
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My daughter was very ill before i artived in Cuenca, and the folks at this redtaurant took such goid care of her, and nursed her back to health! The food is fresh and good, reasonably priced, and a great location right in Parque Calderón. Their...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank michaelrH7569ZL
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The place is nothing special. It has traditional Ecuadorean food for a descent price. The food itself does not taste bad, but is not fantastic. I would go there again. It has a great location!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank luiscX4398ZK
Reviewed June 23, 2016

I haven't actually eaten dinner here, but the two lunches and three stops in the late afternoon have been very good. Fairly typical, fairly average almuerzo at lunch time (but you can pay more and order from the menu). Nice tamales and locro -- which...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Shizzer
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Has some nice coffee here and some local food. Great price and nice ambience. Girl who attended was plenty nice.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Peter W
Reviewed March 4, 2016

This restaurant is handy for having a meal after spending time in the parks or churches in the area. I had a nice broccoli cream soup and sandwich. They have daily lunch specials which are the typical meals here in Cuenca.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank BigDogPanama
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