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Le Petit Jardin

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Serious dedication to cooking and a light hearted approach to life; these dual aspects encompass the philosophy of Giovanni Cambizaca, the chef patron of Le Petit Jardin. Each weekend we offer a new menu inspired by the freshest ingredients from our local organic markets. Using classical technique, our kitchen expertly creates favorites from French gastronomy, as well as devising new dishes based firmly in the French tradition. We invite you to spend an afternoon or evening with us and let time drift pleasurably away as the aromas of leeks, red wine, white onion, and tarragon begin to fill the air. Please email or call for a reservation; we speak Spanish and English.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fairly impromptu anniversary party there with only two days notice and 22 people in attendance. We were treated like kings. The food was great, as always and the service impeccable. The atmosphere is great and the fact that its a little hard...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ccar50
lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hola ccar50, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. Haha, I think you are the first reviewer ever to put a positive spin on our restaurant being a bit hard to find, thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife & I were taken here by friends who are living in Cuenca. They said: the best food in Cuenca & I agree. There were 6 of us for lunch and all were completely satisfied with the meal, presentation, wine & service. All the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hola 52dant, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. The words "completely satisfied" make me smile and are words any business owner would love to see in a review associated with his business. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is wonderful classic French restaurant. Chef Giovanni is a true professional. His dishes are all prepared in the classic manner of delicious French gourmet delicacies. To have this quality and this much professionalism in Cuenca is a blessing to us all. If you have...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Phil K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. I appreciate your kind words and for pointing out the "professionalism" you noticed during your visit with us. We hope to see you again sometime...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing I don't love about Le Petit Jardin! The food is world class, prepared lovingly, artistically and joyfully by Giovanni and staff, the setting is beyond charming and I enjoy the adventure of just getting there! It is situated just west of town...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sanguinewanderer
lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola sanguinewanderer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. Your words, "lovingly, artistically, and joyfully" perfectly expresses the way in which we strive to do everything at Le Petit Jardin. I'm very pleased that those...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the escargot,frogs legs, rack of lamb and lamb ragout. All were very good. Ended the very pleasant experience with creme brûlée and lemon tart which were excellent as well. The service is just the right amount of attention, without feeling hovered over or...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank livingthelifenCuenca
lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola livingthelifenCuenca, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. Thank you especially for mentioning the specific dishes you enjoyed, I always appreciate that kind of feedback from our guests. And, I'm very pleased that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Petite Jardin several times. I've never been disappointed with the food. They change the menu regularly, so there's always something new to entice you. I also enjoy the ambiance....lots of crafty creations out of metal and whatnot that adds an element of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank danoinec
lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola danoinec, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on Trip Advisor. Haha, yes, you are correct when you say you are sure, "the owners have heard this many times" regarding the challenge in finding our restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been enjoying Le Petit Jardin for several years. We have reviewed and posted about this amazing restaurant many times on their FB page, and just realized we had not done a TA review....shame on us. Chef Giovanni is an amazing talent and is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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lepetitj2016, Propietario at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Lynnda_David, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read a review from one of our longstanding customers, I'm always curious what aspect of the restaurant they will focus on,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best food in Cuenca, atmosphere, a Chef/Owner that cares for his customers. Ask for a table by the fire and enjoy the best French food this city has to offer.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lenric
lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola lenric, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. From your review it sounds like you had a good experience with us. Yes, the tables by one of our two fireplaces are very popular, thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each dish is prepared with love, and with the best local, organic foods. A group of 6 was there on a Sunday. the whole afternoon was divine, the service excellent in both English and Spanish. The prices are moderate.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola margaretrux1943, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us here on TripAdvisor. It is always a pleasure for us to see you and your friends at Le Petit. Thank you for letting us know that we did a good job...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this restaurant searching for a romantic restaurant to take my girlfriend. We arrived later than we wanted but they truly rolled out the red carpet for us. Every suggestion they offered us was spectacular, right down to the wine. And the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank G00DEATS75
lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola GOODEATS75, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. It always makes me very happy to see words like, "spectacular" and "perfect" in the reviews we receive from our guests. I'm very pleased you had...More

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