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Restaurante El Jardin

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Ecuadorean, South American
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Calle Larga 6-93 y Antonio Borrero | dentro del Hotel Victoria, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
(593) 7-2827-401
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always selected from their set menu (about $17.00). Everything that I've tasted has been fabulous. The waitstaff are very attentive. The room is lovely and there's a great view of the river.

Thank AttyAnne12014
Quito, Ecuador
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent restaurant. It is definitely a "high class" restaurant, so it is a dress-up restaurant. We ordered the menu of the day, which comes with an appetizer, main course, and dessert. It was about $20 a person. A bottle of Rosé was about the same price ($20) and the service was excellent. At the same time, the... More 

Thank Santiago1586
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast as part of our room package several mornings. The food was always delicious and beautifully presented. They also have a well stocked bar. The only thing that could have been better were the rolls at breakfast.

Thank Jane O
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. We ate outside in the lovely garden courtyard. The staff so attentive. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious. It was perfect.It wasn't cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. If you are celebrating a special day in Cuenca, this is the place to go.

Thank Ann M
Nipissing, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This restaurant was very nice, I felt very underdressed but we were very well received and the wait staff made sure we were seated close to a window and had the very best view. The white glove service was exceptional. Prices are very good for the quality of the restaurant.

Thank Bonnie K
West Hartford
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a hearty three course lunch with a charming view of the Tomebamba River. Everybody raved about their meals and appetizers. The dessert sampler was a great finish. The Latitude Zero beer was a hit. A must for travelers visiting Cuenca.

Thank Robin S
Young Harris, Georgia, United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

What a beautiful place to enjoy a leisurely meal. We were seated by a window overlooking the Rio Tomebanba and treetops. While we waited (a very very shor time) for our server we were astonished to see several flocks of bright green parrots coming and going in the treetops. What a great way to start. We ordered the typical Ecuadorean... More 

Thank Sandra K
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A few days ago, passing by El Jardin, I saw, in front of it, a huge sign, which had fixed day menue - no price, a fixed supper menue - no price, and other ads. I decided to give the restaurant another try. A dining room is wonderful, my table for 2 was by the window, overlooking Tomemaba river, which... More 

Thank movingtoEcuador
Cuenca, Ecuador
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257 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

El Jardin is part of the Hotel Victoria. This restaurant is one of the high-end restaurants in Cuenca. It has an elegant, well-appointed atmosphere and an excellent view. The servers wear white gloves. A place to impress. We had some of the best appetizers I’ve ever had. The Oysters Rockefeller and Escargot were scrumptious. The wine selection was fabulous with... More 

Thank krp87b
Otavalo, Ecuador
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Lovely dining room with great views across the river to the new part of the city. The best meal we had in Cuenca backed up by friendly attentive service. Very good rack of lamb and corvina. Sinful deserts. Nice wine list The hotel in which the restaurants is situated is beautiful but we did not stay there. A short walk... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Ecuadorean, South American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga 6-93 y Antonio Borrero | dentro del Hotel Victoria, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: (593) 7-2827-401

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?