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Joes' Secret Garden

Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 96 950 6605
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed December 3, 2015

My first experience at Joe's was on Fried Chicken night. Wow! What a way to set the bar! Getting hot and juicy fried chicken out to multiple tables ranging in size from 4-tops to (I think I saw) 12-tops is not easy. Following that up...More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had a fabulous meal on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey was moist and flavorful and the sides were spectacular in their own right. The food was abundant and the servers were attentive. What a great value! Joe and Joseph are warm and welcoming hosts and...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Joe and Joe are wonderful hosts and great chefs. This was my second time to the restaurant and again, the food was creative, delicious and plentiful. The staff at the restaurant are mostly bilingual and very helpful and attentive.

1  Thank megoreilly
Reviewed November 17, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed their fried chicken and their BBQ ribs. Both meals have been outstanding!

Thank Norm S
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Great fun! Joe's is open one night weekly and on special occasions! A great place to meet old friends and make new ones! Joe's is an experience, and a fun one at that! Good food and always great company! Regardless if you live here or...More

Thank LynneLeBlanc L
Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you are a white, over 55 ex-pat from the U.S., this is the place for you. It's a supper club on Saturday night and a great gathering for locals (Americans). Otherwise, you feel like a third wheel. The hosts don't welcome their guests. The...More

1  Thank Jason F
Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is an all-you-eat restaurant, open only on Saturday nights. The food is always delicious, but more than anything, it is a good place to spend some time meeting new expats. We generally do not go to "gringo nights" around town, but this one works...More

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Heard a lot about this place from fellow expats, really enjoyed the night. Went for their famous fried chicken and it was awesome! Quaint decor a home from home.

Thank Chad F
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Always a great time at Joe's ---food always excellent and is a great place to meet other expats and socialize. Menu varies from week to week but food never fails to be great

1  Thank Jkctanguay J
Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is one of those meals where it is so good you can not stop eating. I literally stuffed myself so full that it really distracted my drive home. I would say that it is a bit pricey for Cuenca but personally, I think it...More

1  Thank Jonathan M
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Robert S
December 29, 2016|
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Response from ez9091 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know...call them direct or read Gringo Post.
Robert S
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Joseph S | Property representative |
Hi Robert. Please know that we sold the business a few months ago. Apparently tripadvisor has not updated our information. Please visit the website by googling Joes Secret Garden. We are sure the new owner has quite an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 96 950 6605
  • E-mail
a unique dining club open to everyone... reservations only, presents a unique menu every Saturday ... a social hour or two proceeds dinner and allows guests to meet other expats in the comfortable bar/lounge or comfortable gardens. Dinner is in the beautifully decorated main house in multiple rooms; the fern room, library, living and dining room, wine room,sun room ...community or preferred seating, your choice. affordable prices. you'll meet some wonderful people from all over the world with great advice about expat living in Ecuador. guests can preview the menu and make reservations on line. address is given at time of reservation
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