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Vieira near Martinez, Banos 010151, Ecuador
+593 6-274-2134
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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch here and really enjoyed my vegetarian burrito, made fresh by the owner who also does the fab art for sale. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank IrlKatz
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a unique spot, a room filled with colourful art gives you something to admire while you chow down on one of their many delicious vegetarian options. The food is full of flavor and was excellent value (my leftovers gave me two more meals!). One of the best parts of this place though, is the owner who proudly showed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I enjoyed the good food amidst original paintings and opera! playing in the background. Good location near the picinas.

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Thank aurayah
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The food here was delicious. It was refreshing change. I was expecting something mediocre given my experience with vegetarian restaurants in Ecuador but I was pleasantly surprised. My dish was filled with flavor. There were lots of spices and lots of fresh vegetables. The side dishes of rice and potatoes that came with it were also very good.

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Thank Billie B
Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

the food is so good. The burritos are lovely, with nacho's, a lot of fresh vegetables. The place itself is oke, but we were the only visitors and you have to ask if you want something to drink or the bill

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

I went to this restaurant based on the reviews from other travellers. I was there for lunch and the place was quite empty, which I didn´t mind as I was a bit short on time. No one was in sight so I called for someone and a guy appeared from the kitchen. I passed the menu and I ordered a... More 

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Thank Alter77
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

We're not vegetarian, but this place offers a huge assortment for meatless and carnivores alike. A huge list of soups, fresh squeezed juices, large list of vegetarian options, Paisano specialty entrees, breakfast menu, omelettes, pastas, burritos, etc. None of the dishes are what you think - its much better! I could taste how fresh everything was. My chicken and veggie... More 

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Thank TravelSabbatical
North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

My wife and I arrived in Banos from Quito about 10: pm; checked-in hotel then noticed we were famished. The hotel staff suggested a place that could be open but it was more of a drinking establishment too late for food service. If we were ok with vegetarian food, the bartender suggested another restaurant nearby called El Paisano. As we... More 

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Bucaramanga, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

I have been mostly a vegan for 7 years. I have traveled to many parts of the world and extensively in South America. El Paisano is incredible. Of the 15 meals I ate in Banos, 14 were here and that's only because the first meal I ate was before I new this place existed. I tried most of the veggie... More 

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Thank Scott S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I had a pizza. The crust was thin and crispy, which is fine but the sauce was sweet topped with cheap cheese. My partner had a decent tuna pasta. The service is slow, as stated and the staff rarely seen. The walls are cluttered in art that could pass for a teenage novice and they were out of wine which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vieira near Martinez, Banos 010151, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 6-274-2134

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