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Moliendo Cafe

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Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-282-8710
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had heard about this place and we decided to make it our first almuerzo in Cuenca. The restaurant was easy to find and the staff were friendly and spoke some English. I ordered the chicken almuerzo and my wife had the beef almuerzo. The food came out quickly. We got a large glass of juice and started with a... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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383 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you like Latin food ... Colombian food? ... Then go there and try the menu. You will not be disappointed. It is simple place with a few tables but it is always full, which means that food is good, right?

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Thank NayiU
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this place due to its reputation on trip advisor. The place doesn't look like must but don't judge a book by its cover, this diamond in the rough is generous with food, friendly in nature and most importantly tasty. We when there on our first day and our second.... yes that good. Enjoy.

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Thank Fletcher W
Wellington, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten lunch here several times and we've never been disappointed at all. Make sure you ring the bell on your way out :-)

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Santa Cruz, CA
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We wandered in for a light lunch and devoured a beautiful plate of arepas - corn pancake with various toppings. The proprietors were friendly and gracious and made sure we felt welcome. We loved it so much, we took another couple with us when we went back for lunch the second day. We rang the bell as we left ("Please... More 

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Thank Mary M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Very good food in only 2.5 $ . You get main dish (include meat), drink and a fruit for just 2.5 dolars.

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Porto, Portugal
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Good food, clean, nice staff and fast. That's the resume of Molina Cafe. Never tried colombian food before, and I was convinced. They have lunch menu for 2.5$, and the portions are quite nice. I totaly would recomend this place to have a meal

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Quito, Ecuador
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Good lunch spot, some of us had the lunch special at a great price. One of us had the half Bandeja Paisa, which was more than enough. The avocado smoothie was also great.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Very central location and easy to find. Owner is very pleasant. Food is cheap, but very bland. My friend's pork was overdone and tough. I got the mixta. Sort of like a stew over a corn tortilla. Not bad but again really bland. Got a side of guacamole....pretty tasteless. I wouldn't go back.

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Thank Marsha W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Colombian, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honorato Vasquez 6-24, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-8710

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