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Las Monjas

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Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
072 822 750
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Great upscale setting and great almuerzos (lunches) for $4 and change. The food is delicious and you can taste the quality of ingredients. The juices are fresh and not watered down like many places (the rich flavors of the juices are worth the lunch itself). I suggest you try the lunch here if you have not already. I have yet... More 

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Shirley, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I had been wanting to try Las Monjas for a while. Everything I had read indicated that it was a good, upscale restaurant with neo-Andean food. I went with three other people and the reviews were very mixed. One of my companions couldn't finish the meal. It did not taste good and looked like hash on a plate when it... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Great service and really good quality for 4,25 USD. I am sure this is the best menu in Cuenca city. Also the place is really nice. You wont regret

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We ate dinner ar Las Monjas at a table on the small balcony. The food was excellent, the service timely and friendly and the balcony table was lovely. We will eat here again when we return to Cuenca.

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St. John's, Canada
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

It has been 2 year's since our last visit. This time it was for Lunch and you Cannot beat the $4.25, three to four course meal that is provided. Especially so when you consider the decor and service. We had one delicious lunch and will not wait 2 years this time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Beautiful restaurant, spotless, nicely decorated, just perfect. Great location a couple of blocks from Calderon Park. Most importantly, the food is excellent for the almuerzos. Staff very professional,pleasant and courteous. We just wish we had discovered the place sooner. We (2 couples) visited on Feb 6th, just before our departure. Monjas (Nuns) is a definite place to go while in... More 

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BremertonWA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We were wandering and suddenly hungry (happens quickly in the high altitude) so just took a chance. Upstairs with a small balcony where we could lunch in the warmth and enjoy the people-watching on the street. Because it was only about 1:00, we had the place to ourselves with a wonderful waiter. The menu was really one of the best... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant! Excellent food. My husband and I were there for their lunch special at $5 each. The food was delicious and our waiter was very nice and polite. Please go to Las Monjas and enjoy their food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Centrally located, and nice views from the small balcony (two tables there only, so try to make a reservation). The warm seafood salad was too heavy on the clams, but the grilled trout (trucha) in lemon sauce was fantastic. Friendly and proactive waiter. If you have several days in Cuenca, stop by -- chances are you'll enjoy a very good... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I have lived in Cuenca for almost two years and I have walked by this place many times, but never being able to see inside, I never gave it much thought. Called Las Monja (The Nuns) because it is across from a convent right in El Centro. Someone recently told me about it saying that they served many gluten-free items,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
Cuisine
South American, International, Fusion, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 072 822 750

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