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La Esquina

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Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 2845344
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ordered a pasta dish that was cooked to death. The pasta was reduced to mush and it was cold. Horrible food, horrible service!

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Thank Debra B
Orange California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the iron pan with steak and chicken surrounded with potatoes! Fantastic! Also came with appetizers and rice and salad. For desert we had Flan, out of this world. Pricey by Cuenca standards but well worth the price. Still cheaper than we would pay for a similar meal in the US.

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal of well prepared meats and a great bottle of wine. The service was excellent and the setting elegant but not stuffy. The desserts looked amazing also but we were too full to try them! Highly recommended if you are in Cuenca.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We eat here often. Favorites are mustard chicken and the steak dishes. Sometimes we each order double portions and bring home multiple meals.

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Thank paulI94RY
La_Esquina_M, Gerente at La Esquina, responded to this review

thanks you very much for your feedback. looking forward to see you again More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

+ Iron pot dish for 2 was very good and generous Friendly wait staff, English-speaking Close to our hotel - Cannot think of any negatives

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Thank Rachelilse
La_Esquina_M, Gerente at La Esquina, responded to this review

we are really glad you were happy in our restaurant. I hope you come back soon and offer new dishes. Kind regards More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A dinner at La Esquina is always a great meal, the plates are very interesting and creative, with very good taste

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Thank Shurawski
La_Esquina_M, Propietario at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment...... More 

Apex, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Honestly, we scoped this place out for a few days prior to deciding to make the plunge. I mention it like this, because in comparison with other restaurants of "El Centro" en Cuenca, their prices were quite high. In their defense, they explain that nearly all their dishes are intended to serve 2 people. Even dividing by two, the prices... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The food tasted ok, we shared an iron dish of beef in a brandy & cream sauce with potatoes. The beef was not Argentinian and not of good quality and undercooked. The meal cost over $50 in total which is a huge amount to pay in Ecuador and it's really not worth it. We both fell ill with food poisoning... More 

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Thank Matthew S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

It's a new kind of food...but it's delicioso just in 1 Restaurant the original one...la esquina at calle large it delicious but the same restaurateur in milenium it's ugly I don't like it at all

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GA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We had been walking all morning & played at the park - we wanted something good & close. A quick look at TripAdvisor led us here & we were not sorry. This is a tiny place & we got a prime table with a couch-like seat in the window. We were a party of 4 - 2 adults & 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Latin, International, South American, Argentinean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 2845344
Description
Tipical Argentinan restaurant. Iron disc cooking style.


Iron disc?
An iron disk is a skillet pan, made for an artisan blacksmith, they give a special touch and distinguished flavour to our dishes. we cooked in them and you can served at the table, like a sharing plate.

You already know what an iron disc is, now you are ready to choose which one you want to share with your family, friends or partner or by yourself.

We offer a variety of them: chicken, beef, seafood, shrimp, risottos, pastas, fish, vegetarian, ...
And multiples sauces: cabernet, mustard, nevada, Thai, ...

You can not leave us without to try our homemade desserts, made by own pastry chef.
So delicious that you will struggle to choose one of them !!

We have a variety of wines. you will be suprise with our wine list. Wines for all tastes and palates and always get the best advice about wines to get with your food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?