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Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good choice by chance

I arrived in Cuenca by bus late in the day and after settling in my rental apartment went looking for dinner. I found this restaurant 2 blocks away, and the menu posted outside looked good. After that evening I returned more times. First visit I had the house salad (quite good) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
KVOM
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the Inca Real Hotel, lovely courtyard atmosphere, reasonably priced, uniquely prepared & tasty cuisine.

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Thank bjmfield
Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The food is wonderful, and the servers are very kind. The restaurant has a nice decor and the vibe is so calm. Their grilled cheese is delicious, as well as their crepes. In fact, nothing I've had isn't great. Their Crepe Mont Blanc is phenomenal.

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Thank TatianaAshley
pablo1984, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thank you for youe comment. We are very happy to know that you hav e enjoyed our place. we keep working to improve our sevices More 

Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I arrived in Cuenca by bus late in the day and after settling in my rental apartment went looking for dinner. I found this restaurant 2 blocks away, and the menu posted outside looked good. After that evening I returned more times. First visit I had the house salad (quite good) and the patates brava (mediocre). Second visit I ordered... More 

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Thank KVOM
pablo1984, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment , we are happy and we try are best to continue improving our quality. More 

England
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Recently went with friends for a meal here at Cafe Akelarre. 90% of our food was cold/ lukewarm which resulted in us sending it back to be reheated. The staff seemed somewhat ambivalent to providing good service to their clientele. We received no apology and no reduction in our bill Infact we were still charged for service. Why since the... More 

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Thank LoveNorway
pablo1984, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

we are very sorry about your meal, it is a pitty .it seems strange to me that 90 percent of food was cold , most of the dishes came hot from the kitchen , and concerning the 10 percent service is a gouvernement rule . is not depending on us , ask them why is that law , we also... More 

Maryland
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We came here on a whim and were so glad we did. We loved the cozy, warm atmosphere... and the tapas/wine were excellent. Our server was friendly and genuine. (The free Wifi always appreciated, too!) A wonderful little place- perfect end to a full day touring Cuenca!

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Thank KP_McGlobetrotter14
pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear , Thanks for sharing your experience . We are pleased to hear what our customers think . It is gratifying to hear happy customers.That's the idea. We hope your visit again, Best regards More 

Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Disclaimer: I lived a while in Andalucia, and I cook a fair bit of tapas myself. This place was nowhere near neither. We first off received dry bread which crumbled to pieces at the least touch, so I made a mental note not to order anything with bread. Now, the patatas bravas were pathetic. Dry, tasteless, and the sauce tasted... More 

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Thank martin a
pablo1984, Director Comercial at Akelarre, responded to this review

Dear , Thanks for sharing your experience . We are pleased to hear what our customers think . Akelarre restaurant carries a history of over 10 years which guarantee a service and gastronomy of first addition was the first restaurant in Cuenca with 100 % Spanish chef . All raw materials as saffron imported directly from Spain . Spend their... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here twice and were really happy with the choice and quality of food. The wines were good and the service excellent. A hidden gem in Cuenca offering authentic tapas food at reasonable prices. Go on - give it a try!!

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Thank OxfordshireSam2012
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

thank you for your compliments, we are happy . More 

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A friend and I had an excellent lunch and enjoyed the quick and attentive service here. Today we had sandwiches but, like everything on the menu, they were well prepared and served very quickly. Afterward we enjoyed pleasant conversation in wonderful surroundings. There is nothing to complain about here and I would recommend Akelarre to everyone. David B

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Thank David B
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinion, nos complace atenderles siempre con ilusion para que se lleven un buen recuerdo. More 

Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I went to Cuenca for the first time earlier this year. I ended up going to Akelarre at least 3 or 4 times while I was there. I ate paella on a sunday, delicious. I ate some dinner and dessert another day, delicious. The restaurant is connected to a hotel, which is beautiful. You can eat in the courtyard for... More 

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Thank Michael R
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your oppinion, we are very glad that you have enjoyed our place, we keep working to improve our services. More 

Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everytime I go to Cuenca I make sure that Akelarre is my first stop. I love the quaint relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant, and the attached Inca Real hotel is beautiful. I have eaten both lunch and dinner at the Akelarre and I have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the wait staff excellent and very attentive.... More 

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Thank Rob B
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your comments.We are really happy that you have had a wonderful experience in our place. We are very pleased and keep going with our wellknown paella More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Hotel Inca Real, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca

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  • Cuisine: Spanish

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