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Restaurante El Jardin

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Calle Larga 6-93 y Antonio Borrero | dentro del Hotel Victoria, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-7401
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Menlo Park, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for lunch on Valentine's Day. No reservations but they took us anyway. Because it was a VDay they had a prix fixe menu. Most dishes were really good and certainly beautifully plated. Service was just above terrible. There were only five active tables at lunch and the waiter couldn't be bothered to pay attention to us. I... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly cannot believe the reviews here extolling the quality of the food and service. If waiting half an hour before someone gives you a menu, and another half hour until someone gives you to the opportunity to pay for the lousy dinner you just ate, is good service - then you need to get out more. This was the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome dinning experience. Professional wait staff, great service and excellent food. Pricier than other places but definitely worth the extra. Good views of river and quality of food is noticeable.

Thank Robert H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant walking in Cuenca, so we decided to have the lunch here. The food was delicious with big portions. The people were nice to us. The views are incredible to the River! Go to this restaurant the food is great!

Thank Alisson B
Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled into this restaurant by mistake, really. We were looking for another business, but I'm so glad we found this one. We had incredible service, a perfect view, and a delicious dinner. My husband and I are both vegetarian and they were more than happy to accommodate - deliciously. We started with the avocado vinigerete, which was delicious and... More 

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Creston, United States
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The restaurant is French inspired. It is a lovely spot that overlooks the river with big glass windows. The service was very good and attentive. The food was more expensive than many other place in Cuenca but a nice change.

Thank Jill B
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

My husband and I booked a table for a Christmas meal. We were told that the restaurant was almost completely booked, but were given a table for a 2:00 seating. When we arrived there were only 3 tables that had guests and we were shown to a table in a dark corner of the restaurant. We asked to be moved... More 

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141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most traditional restaurants in Cuenca. Located inside the emblematic Hotel Victoria has pleasant, elegant tables facing beautiful trees and some churches. It has 3 menus for around 18USD+tax. Ask for beer (wasn't cold enough), a salad that according to the waiter has 3 kinds of lettuce (actually only 1), not fresh. Some leaves where already... More 

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Many places closed on Sundays in Cuenca. Considered family day. However, hotels with Restaurants usually are open. This is one of them. It was on my list of places to try. Still not being real comfortable walking around at night, I went at 2pm. Noon to 3pm is customary for lunch. hey had a daily special as usual but you... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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411 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The food is expensive and the quality is bad. The shrimp had a nasty taste since they were not fresh. No one from the staff came to check and they ignored our requests for attention so no dinner was eaten. My husbands risotto was ok. We finally got the attention of the staff after signalling for them for nearly an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
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 7-282-7401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?