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Cafe Mariane

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
+593 3-274-1947
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Caen, France
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to add. Been there many times and this is definetely a hit. Love the food and the place. The owner is a character. I recommend this restaurant, top notch ;)

Thank Rafa e
Banos, Ecuador
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Here I run out of words. Would you believe it? Ambiance, welcoming and comfortable. Music, relaxing. Gardens, a pleasure to see. Food, couldn't be better. Lightly seasoned, so you can add salt/pepper to your taste, tender steaks, great taijin cooked chicken, extra fresh fish. I still have to be disappointed.

Thank Manola A
London Ontario Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This is by far the best steak I've had in Latin America. Cooked to a perfect medium, a good filling portion with all the extras i.e. Veggies, potatoes and garlic bread. A filled to the brim of their excellent house wine was only $4.00. Definitely going back tomorrow to try another one of their steaks.

Thank Marjan G
Puyallup, Washington
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for five nights, but didn't eat at the hotel until my last night there. I'm a budget traveler and sometimes it's easy to pass on a restaurant that smells delicious and looks enjoyable because you can eat on the street for a dollar or two. I am so glad I spent a few dollars more... More 

Thank Cortneyse14
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238 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Mariane's is one of the golden oldies in Baños and serves good, mediteranean food. French cuisine so to speak. The food is always good, but so are the prices. It is quite a bit more expensive than similar places in Baños. Nevertheless, for a quiet meal in a nice garden with good service and fresh ingredients, Mariane is the place

Thank EduardUtrecht
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

We been to this restaurant for dinner in Banos , the place is so nice, with an exceptional decoration and a big garden. They have an extensive menu with different french dishes. My favorite dishe was Spaguetti Mediterranean and the garlic bread. Service is fast and staff is friendly!

Thank Chantal D
Chilliwack, Canada
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by a guide we hired. We were pleasantly surprised by the very tasty, high quality food and by the very reasonable prices. This is a quaint restaurant tucked in a garden courtyard attached to a Hostal. You could easily miss it. Three of us ate a delicious meal for $42. My wife had a beef stew... More 

Thank Paul J
Maleny, Australia
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496 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Had a rest steak and my wife had a wonderful spaghetti vegetarian dish.Nice feel to the place.Look down the lane way and go...it is worth it.Good service Recommend by others to us...if you want morethanfast food...Here it is.

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Cosy restaurant with surprisingly tasty food. Although a group of 15 people orderd before we did, we got our dishes first. I took the trout with mushrooms, which was good (the sauce was a bit too salty). My boyfriend ordered the provincial steak. It was well cooked and the patatogratin was amazing. Prices are reasonable!

Thank Marlon J
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We wandered into the hidden Cafe Mariane and decided to stay for a late lunch. We were the only diners; we lingered in the charming garden over beef fondue. Delicious. Good quality cut of tender beef; crunchy golden tasty herbed potatoes and a huge salad platter of fresh tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and lettuce. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Carey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
French, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-1947

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?