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El Tunel


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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Ecuadorean, Soups
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Scored one of the last tables in this small, yet charming restaurant. I arrived for an almuerzo which was served almost immediately! The carrot soup was delicious and the chicken was quite moist and flavorful. Service was very efficient. It seemed to serve a local...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We looked forward to eating here after reading all the good reviews. It's true the food was cheap and good however our lovely waitress who greeted us and started to serve us was yelled at right infront of us by what seem like an a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank KnJDoz
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We had lunch at this place when we were in Cuenca. For $2.75, we got a juice, salad, chicken or beef, rice, and a dessert (rice pudding)! We paid $8 for lunch, including beer, for two people! I know things are cheaper in Cuenca but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We ate here a couple times during our stay in Cuenca but could have happily returned everyday. We had the menu del dia for lunch which only cost $2.75 and included soup, a main, dessert and a juice. The quality and service was outstanding.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ryan P
Reviewed March 28, 2018

White table clothes for under $3. Pleasant service, great crevice, soup always hot and I could go on and on.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We happened upon this restaurant when we were strolling around and were happy that we did. The almuerzo was the usual price of $2.50 each and was very good and it included dessert as well as the usual soup, juice, and plate meal. We were...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

My sister and I ate a late dinner here on December 29, 2017. We happened upon it as we were looking for food and drinks, and we're glad we did. One of the owners, Javier, took good care of us. The food and and drinks...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This place was packed full on a weekday for lunch which is always a good sign. We had soup, an entree with meats and rice, and juice. They forgot to bring our desserts but it's ok. Our final bill for two was five dollars.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Brandon8080
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

I had the lunch menu for $2.50.Food was good. They served fresh blackberry juice which was nice. The main dish was beef stew, also delicious but small portions. They are closed on Sundays.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Raphael144
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

This was the best combination of food quality, service and price that we experienced in Cuenca. $2.50 for a full meal with drink and dessert. On the way out another expat summed it up in his parting comment to the waiter: "see you tomorrow".

Date of visit: August 2017
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