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El Charrua


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
Steakhouse, Latin, South American, Spanish
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Great rstaurant you find the tipical dishes from ecuador including the churrasco argentino with plantains.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gorlando7
Reviewed April 7, 2018

El Charrua was introduced to us a few years ago through church friends that were celebrating a group event, so that visit was with a large group. My Sweet Polly Purebred and I were introduced to the spacious dining room, the warm hospitality of the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Underdog_SPP
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Ecuadorian cuisine is special and I love it. I've only lived in Cuenca now for 2 and1/2 yrs. This review is totally personal but the thing I miss most is flavorful and tender beef not overcooked. Hard to find in Ecuador. El Charrua has it...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I've been wanting to go for a few years now. 3 of us went tonight (Thurs) at 7pm when they opened. First impression was parking. The sloped driveway is lined with planters full of colorful flowers. The parking lot in back of the house was...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank danoinec
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Go hungry keep in mind most dishes are for two. And easily the best meal we've had in Cuenca, and the United States. I see in people's reviews that there is no salad dressing with your salad. There is oil, and vinegar on the stand...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

I have wanted to write a review for this restaurant for over a year. However, every time I have visited the restaurant I have either forgotten to take a photo or felt awkward with the guest. Last night I both remembered and was with an...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank along-the-way
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Looking for great cuts of meats and excellent sausages this is the place. Uruguay is known for its meat and this places does not disappoint. Friendly, accommodating staff with quick service, it may be a bit of the beaten path but it's worth a visit....More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank richgild
Reviewed August 18, 2016

For a half jarra of house red wine, about twice as much delicious, made-to-order steak than we could eat, simple salad of greens and sliced tomatos, yummy potatos in sauce and crusty bread -- plus a postre of limon cake easily big enough for two...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Arthur H
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Do not miss this !! Can not understand why this restaurant does not have a much higher rating. About 15 minutes walk from the old town and nestled in a upmarket residential area. The steaks are excellent value for money. Lovely menu and restaurant dining...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Awolers
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Set on a quiet street not too far from hotel Zahir 360, this large restaurant's specialty is grilled meats (beef, chicken, sausage, etc.). The smallest size of mixed grilled meats is large enough for 2 people to share. The menu also has pastas. During the...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank m0nkeysee
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November 21, 2017|
Response from Underdog_SPP |
The restaurant opens for dinner at 3:00 PM. Our experience is that from start to finish, the time spent at the restaurant takes 2 hours. I would have your driver return at 5:00 PM. Normally taking orders happens during... More
December 20, 2016|
Response from Underdog_SPP |
El Charrua is open everyday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
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