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La Belga


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"La Belga" is a bar-restaurant located on a small pedestrian square in the historical center of Cuenca aiming to develop gastronomy, art and culture in Cuenca via craftship workshops. We offer a menu of the day, a series of tapas and typical Belgian and fusion dishes. You will enjoy draft beers, wines and cocktails for an affordable price. Enjoy our unique colorful terrace free of traffic or pollution
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
French, International, Asian, Fusion
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Discovered by chance. Surely the best meal I have eaten for 4 months in South America! Kindness of the boss and attentive waiter. Excellent food and well cooked for cheap. Too bad I leave the same day because I would be back every day!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ysaline H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blaring music on and off, no ala carte menu all food choices came with a bland, pastey mushroom gravy. Eclectic space but disappointing food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JOE Y
Joel2bxl, Propriétaire at La Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joe, Thank you for your comment. It's true that we have a connexion problem with the music right now that we try to solve to better your experience of the place. It's true that for the moment, as far as we started not so...More

Reviewed May 9, 2019

Well, I have eaten at La Belga at least a half dozen times now. It is very consistent and very good-always! There is a small but very good selection of beers. My favorite is a North American style IPA from Quito (called Pagano) that has...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ramorristoo
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We were staying in a posh hotel in Cuenca when we looked for a cheap place to eat nearby and we found this place. What a wonderful surprise. We had the set menu in the evening (no à la carte) which was really yummy. Starter,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lindseyandries
Joel D, Propriétaire at La Belga, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thanks a lot for your comment. We are so pleased that you liked our place and that you felt a little bit home in La Belga.

Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

I’m from Belgium travelling in South America. Sometimes I like to try the fries out of Belgium to compare, and I have to say that “La Belga” have the best fries I’ve eaten in South America for now. Just love it! Congratz!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 88micha_ld
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Just discovered this hidden gem restaurant in Cuenca! Excellent food quality, generous portions, variety and outstanding service!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The owner of our hostel told us about this place so we decided to check it out for dinner. Joel told us he didn't have a lot of food left but he tried to make a veggie dish and a meat dish with what he...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HanneV322
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We stopped at La Belga, which isn't easy to find, for lunch. It was a warm, dry day, so we ate outside. The menu is quite extensive, with 2 fixed-price lunches (Almuerzo), at $3 and $3.50 We chose "Les Sautes", which allow you to choose...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bobettejane
Joel D, Propriétaire at La Belga, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so happy that you liked our concept and that you felt confortable in La Belga (even if it was outside). You're always welcome. But carefull with such review... it could put in danger my modesty ;-)

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Joel is very good cook and you will enjoy the quite terrace. The craft beers are great to have with an order of fries 🍟

Date of visit: November 2018
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Joel D, Propriétaire at La Belga, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your nice input. Happy that you liked our fresh starting concept and our isolated terrace.

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

When Joel decided to open his restaurant, we knew it would be something special. We were right. He is a very talented Chef. Cheap eats. Great place to drink and smoke a cigar. A Hole in the Wall.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BmanJ21
Joel D, Propriétaire at La Belga, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for your comment. You made my day ;-)

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