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Cafe Mariane

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Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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336 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The lovely setting somewhat hidden, the lovely waitress and...the bringing-back-childhood-memories from the big fondue! Yum! Tender meat, crunchy potatoes and flavourfull greens made it just what the doctor ordered! C'est la vie! Highly recommended!

Thank Roger H
Winnipeg, Canada
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you walk thru the garden you just know the owners have put some thought into your dinning experience. The food was great, good sized portions prepared with care.

Thank Travellingfool2013
Bern, Schweiz
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We found Mariane's a bit hidden in low season. The place was empty, nevertheless we entered and ordered meat fondue, which the place is apparently well known for. Later three more parties joined. First it felt a bit weird to be there alone, no fire burning in the fireplace and the waiter being very reserved. However, I have to say... More 

Thank phhuber
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was always our favorite restaurant in Banos with delicious food, especially the steak au poivre. IT appears to have a new owner and the service was very slow. Although the sauce was still good, the steak was tough and overdone. The famous potatoes were not crispy as they had been

Thank juanitaC7
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel. It's down an alley in a garden area that's possibly quite nice in the sunshine. The restaurant is "cosy" but needs a bit of 'spit & polish'. The menu's supposed to be French, albeit with a local touch. The garlic bread was poor. They didn't have 2 of the drinks on the... More 

Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
French, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montalvo, Banos de Agua Santa, Banos 000, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: (032)741947

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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?