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Moliendo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, South American, Colombian
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Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
07 282-8710
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy traditional Colombian Paisa food there's no need to travel to Colombia from Cuenca. You will find it at Moliendo. This is the real deal. The Colombiano owners are quite friendly and insure that the service and the food is good. We were greeted warmly and enjoyed the entire dining experience. The arepas are warm and delicious. The... More 

Thank Jerry S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My good colombian friends Javier and Janet with their children make this experience to taste some of the paisa area specialtities a faboulous fun time to take a break from the walking

Thank J. Pat E
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is awesome, but the best part of the place is the people. I was greeted with a handshake and a heartfelt "Cómo está" when I arrived, and when I told Xavier that I'm heading for Colombia he sat down and talked to me for half an hour about his country, even giving me his brother's phone number... More 

Thank Mairin P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Moliendos is hardcore Colombian. Small, looks family run. Food is solid at a very reasonable price. Great service and care.

Thank Vic U
Boulder, CO
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is a cozy, comfortable, inexpensive place to enjoy Colombian Food. We enjoyed our meals here, and recommend it for a rainy day, or almuerzo meal

Thank WJD_CO
Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I had a great experience at Moliendo several times. Been in Cuenca for a while and, trust me, this is one of the must places to know if you are in Cuenca. Besides of the great real colombian food, the point here is their attention, sweet, kind and friendly people who made me feel like I was part of the... More 

Thank AbrahamSimmmons
Saint Louis, Missouri
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338 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had to wait in line to get into Moliendo Cafe, which has great ratings on TripAdvisor. We do not see the reason for its popularity. The (thin strip of) beef in my dish was tough, to say the least. It was even hard to cut. The fried packet of dough-encased pineapple was a nifty idea but also tough as... More 

Thank Arthur H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

DELICIOUS authentic Colombian food. Good place for the daily fixed-price almuerzo, or anything from their menu. Awesome friendly service that makes you feel like family. It's a small place and you can always grab an empty seat and share a table with strangers which is fun.

Thank Meghan W
Cuenca, Ecuador
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Get here early if you want a seat for their almuerzos. Very fresh ingredients, well prepared Colombian food.

Thank Debra B
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've been to this Colombian Restaurant a few times in the past 2 years and I absolutely love it Great Latin American Food for Low Price. I had the Bandeja Paisa which is a feast on its own.

Thank GunterO

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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 of 5 bubbles
Latin, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 07 282-8710

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