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The American Cafe


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$3 - $5
American, Fast Food, Street Food, South American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

I liked this dive. It was a great little hole-in-the-wall kind of place with cheap beer and a few comfortable chairs. There was a xeroxed picture of James Taylor's first album cover stuck to the wall, next to Bob Dylan and Humphrey Bogart. I loved...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank kgparks
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Looking for a good place to meet expats and make new friends? Look no further that Monday nights at The American Cafe. They have $2 wine and pilsner drink specials on Mondays. They also serve a few food items ($1.50 to $3), so you don’t...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank RetireandTravel
Reviewed June 13, 2016

just need to point out washing in cold water is not that uncommon in Ecuador. I've seen a number of bars using cold water (yes that's why there's only one control). if you check, you'll find many dish soaps are intended for use in cold...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Jon R
Reviewed April 28, 2016

This little gem will make you feel like you've been part of the crowd forever. Nothing pretentious, but always a warm welcome, good food at a very reasonable price, a variety of interesting people (including owners Mark and Tom), and often some really good music....More

Date of visit: April 2016
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AmericanCafeCuenca, Owner at The American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you felt welcome and enjoyed the company of the interesting people who come to our place. Though our place is small and unpretentious, it has a good vibe and people enjoy.

Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful little bar! The atmosphere is so relaxed, you feel like you're at a friend's place having drinks. The owners are super friendly and try to remember everyone's names. They don't have a restaurant menu. What's on the board is it! Do try...More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

During January and February 2016, the first two months this restaurant/bar was open, my wife and I visited several times. Because it works with minimal equipment, the food is simple, but hearty and tasty. The drinks are favourably priced, so you can relax and quaff...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Paul P
AmericanCafeCuenca, Owner at The American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Thank you Paul. You correctly saw what our place is about. A friendly, warm environment where you can always come have conversation with some interesting people, relax and have fun. We hope to see you when you return.

Reviewed March 10, 2016

I've been going to the American Cafe since it opened. They've had great live music, fun Gringo Nights, and, now, top movies. The drinks and food are very reasonably priced, the owners couldn't be nicer and it's a wonderful place for getting together with friends!

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank bobettejane
AmericanCafeCuenca, Owner at The American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Thank you Bobette. I'm glad that you enjoy spending time with us, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed February 26, 2016

My wife and I came for some advertised music. While sitting at the bar, we observed the following: plates rinsed in cold water, wiped off and returned to service; glasses carried to the bar to be filled were carried with fingers INSIDE the glasses; food...More

Date of visit: February 2016
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AmericanCafeCuenca, Owner at The American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

John, thanks for your response. When you posted this review on another website three weeks ago, we responded immediately by gathering our staff together and going over each of the points individually. We are a new business and your review helped us identify some key...More

Reviewed February 24, 2016

The first time I went to the American Cafe, I was with some friends and we just popped in for a drink. I remember turning to my friend and saying, this is a place I could come back to. I loved the atmosphere, the lighting,...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank mugglee
AmericanCafeCuenca, Owner at The American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

We're really glad you had a good time. Come introduce yourself next time you're in. By the way, we are in the process of designing a new menu which I think you'll be impressed with. And we'll continue to have great music and good prices....More

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