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Las Monjas

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Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-282-2750
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have attempted to visit this restaurant on 3 occasions and it has been closed. Last week we found it had closed down and been replaced by another restaurant.

Thank Joanna H
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the culinary gems of this lovely town. We never miss it each time we visit Cuenca. I'm not a steak person, but boy, none of theirs disappoint!!! Pair it with a Cab or Malbec and its heaven. The service is excellent. Reserve your table.

Thank globetrottingYankee
Saint Louis, Missouri
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342 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Climb the stairs from the street to this beautifully-designed apace. The waitress will take excellent care of you. And the food will delight you. We went for the Las Monjas almuerzo. We had a choice of three freshly-made juices and three entrees. The juices were delicious, so was the day's soup. And our entrees were great as well. Dessert did... More 

Thank Arthur H
Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TBW_Cuenca
Shirley, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank gpollice
Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank jvelascog
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jim W
St. John's, Canada
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210 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jnanayog
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DenisL2417
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
South American, International, Fusion, Ecuadorean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borrero 6-41 y Juan Jaramillo a lado de cruz roja, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-2750

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