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El Mercado

$$$$Latin, Seafood,
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-3089
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Latin, Seafood, Contemporary, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed today

This is one of the trendier options in Cuenca, offering very good food, service and ambiance. Even without a reservation they found a table for us. Wine selection is good and our waiter offered a very good option when the one I picked wasn't available,...More

Thank wander1
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I read about this restaurant, I tried to make reservations via email from the US. My email did not make it through because the mailbox was full. I didn't want to call international long distance, so I emailed my hotel and asked them to...More

Thank Ono O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t usually give out 5 stars but the food and the ambience were so good. I really felt the location and service and the attractive setting were excellent.

Thank adamsconz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one place on my list to "not miss" in Cuenca. We dined for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Located on the river bank, the dining room offers a beautiful view. The service was A+. The food was fresh and very creative. Some...More

Thank longbeachCalifornia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner with friends here. Very nice wine list. We had the catch of the day which was sea bass. It was cooked to perfection! The portions are a bit small but the meal and atmosphere were great. A good place to catch...More

Thank tinman2g
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Dining at El Mercado has been a great experience. The restaurant offers an impeccable service, view on the river is spectacular. The menu is high quality with a right mix of traditional and contemporary plates. Staff is professional and kind. Last but not least the...More

Thank Massimo M
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Every time we go to El Mercado we remember why we return. Although the amount of food served is nothing like the large portions you receive in most restaurants in Cuenca, the food is outstanding in flavor, texture and presentation. The filet mignon rivals the...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I went there for My birthday, the food was great food, Nice decor, very good service! and the desert to die for especially the chocolat mousse!! :)

Thank Houda Z
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing, in the best tourist area of Cuenca, beautiful decoration and space! The food is outstanding, I had a Fish ceviche and Shrimps with coconut sauce, both 5 stars! The espresso is delicious and creamy, the service is very elegant and friendly....More

Thank AYT60
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The food is amazing, the restaurant is beautiful. Great drinks! By far the best restaurant in Cuenca

Thank Jose E
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Ono O
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Melanie A | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to go by there a few days before, if you can, but since it's a holiday in Ecuador probably best to get the reservation asap. Calling is the safest bet.
April 30, 2018|
Response from paulI94RY | Reviewed this property |
12 noon until 11pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-3089
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