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Latin, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Excellent food and service. My husband and I ordered guinea pig, llapingacho and my mom churrasco. My husband, who has never being to Cuenca or eating a guinea pig wanted to see how they were prepared. Our waiter Jason was excellent, he offered us to...get close to see how the grilled guinea pig was cooked. He was very pleasant and answered all our questions (and we had several). After our meal he called a cab for us an even waited outside until the taxi arrived. The restaurant should be called five stars for its excellent food and attention. Excelente comida y atención. Mi esposo y yo pedimos cuy, llapingacho y mi mamá churrasco. Mi esposo que no es Ecuatoriano quería ver cómo se cocinaba el cuy. Nuestro mesero Jason fué excelente, nos ofreció poder acercarnos a ver cómo se cocinaba el cuy a la brasa. Contestó todos nuestras preguntas (y teníamos varias) con mucho gusto. Nos pidió taxi y hasta espero afuera hasta que el taxi llegara. El restaurante debería llamarse cinco estrellas por su excelente comida y atenciónMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020

I am from Ecuador and I love cuy! I am super picky about my food but this place was awesome, a little bit expensive but it is not bad! we were a table of 5 and we spent about $100! do not forget to order...CANELAZO after your meal!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

this is the place to eat guinea pig. You’re in Ecuador and this is the dish the locals will say for special occasions and special guests. You will need to call ahead and reserve one since they take an hour to cook. Believe it or...don’t they are delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed April 30, 2019

After visiting the ruins and museum, we were hungry. Popped in without a reservation and caught the end of lunch rush - lucky us. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Quickly served as well. Attentive service and tasty beverages. If you get a chance...walk around and check out the myriad of antiques all over the place - a very eclectic and interesting collection of artifacts.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 17, 2019

We wanted guinea pig, A must in South America. We showed up only to realize we needed reservations. They took us anyway, cooked out guinea pig and served. Severed with potatoes, salad , the best place in town for this wonderful treat.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

The cuy was excellent, better than the one I had in Quito. I really enjoyed the dessert (cocco pudding) but 5 dollars for a beer is a bit expensive

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I had read that Tres Estrellas is the best place to order "cuy" (guinea pig) and was determined to try it. The restaurant was full of locals - but my friend and I were graciously welcomed. One order of cuy can be split between two...people. And, as we were told that it would take one hour to prepare our order, we decided to order drinks and split an appetizer. We opted for the Mode Sucio which is corn (actually more like hominy) with fried bits of pork. Most of the locals were drinking aguardiente - but I opted to try a couple of glasses of wine which were not very good. Probably beer or aguardiente is your best bet here. As for the cuy - when it came we were told to eat it with our hands, and that the skin is the best part. Yes it does taste like chicken and is a big greasy. As for eating the skin, It has a loud "crunch" and was a bit tough for my taste. And I tried not to focus on the little head of the animal that also accompanies your plate of cuy. Like I said, it was an experience - and I'm glad I tried it. For the dessert - try the higos con queso (figs with cheese). It is a typical Ecuadorian dessert and delicious at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

As I walked through the door I was surprised by the decor. Amazing! Our table was ready, and our order was quickly taken. We ordered cuy, the local Guinea pig. These are prepared over red-hot coals and take at least a half hour. Other dishes...came, as did our drinks. Service was truly swift and efficient. Some ordered other main dishes and these were served along with the perfectly prepared cuy. A fantastic evening, well worth repeating.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place from a local friend to try the Cuy but by the time we made it they were almost done with lunch so we looked at other menu items. I had the churrasco which was a perfectly cooked skirt steak with...fried eggs and a great marinade/sauce. Inside is very nice and clean with very attentive service. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Seeking a dinner of the local guinea -pig delicacy cui or cuy, we went to Tres Estrellas at the recommendation of several people. You need to order cui a few hours in advance to allow time for preparation. The space is attractive and spacious. The...cui was served immediately, allowing us little time for preliminaries. The meat was cooked very well, with crisp skin to die for. The rest of the meal was desultory potatoes and mote (a corn dish) — I say desultory because they were not warm nor as tasty as they should be. Service was eager if unpracticed.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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