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California Kitchen
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you have been trying to communicate in Spanish and need a welcome break, get down to California Kitchens on Luis Cordero. It is on the second floor in a lovely hotel in the historic district. The staff are great and good food was had both for lunch and dinner. On the Friday night, there was a jazz group playing as we ate. What great fun. There couldn't be any better way to spend an evening. Not cheap as some of the websites say about food in Cuenca, but when you want a nice evening out, what do you expect?

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Thank 1946HappyCamper
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I think I must be biased, because I live in a part of Ecuador where food prices are just never that high. This was the first place we ate at in Cuenca, on a friend's recommendation and I was just kind of surprised at the price. The food was fine, not "WOW!" but good. And again, I've been here in Ecuador for several years, so the draw of eating "American food" isn't as big of a deal to me as it might be for someone who just wants a taste of home because they're homesick. This place will definitely take care of that for you. I had the biscuits and gravy. It was very good. Service was great as well. Very attentive and accommodating. Our coffee cups were never dry. We talked for the owner for a bit. I think we had just gotten there after a big rush and they were just trying to catch up and get everything set up again. But everyone was very nice. An overall good experience.

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Thank MisiFuz
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We've been travelling a while so it made a nice change to be presented with an American menu and then food that lived up to your expectations! Great burgers and salads - brunch menu good too. The service was excellent, quick and really friendly. They don't advertise it but they also do takeaway which was just as good.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very nice. Excellent service. Blue linen tablecloths and napkins. A bit pricier than the norm in Cuenca, but most people feel it’s worth it, especially for special occasions. The corvina is excellent! But we like everything we have ever ordered at California Kitchen!

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Thank CGGlobeTrekkers
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I've been dining at California Kitchen since July 2010. Never disappointed! The appearance and ambiance of the Dining Room is excellent; the bilingual wait staff is attentive and accommodating; and the food well prepared in cooking and presentation.

But more important, this is a family business: Carol or George, parents, are usually roaming the floor to greet old friends and make new ones. Jim,, son, has been called 'the best bartender in Cuenca' and proves it with his service, mixology and banter. Then there are the daughter Susie's desserts which will relieve any sweet tooth demands.

If you want to have a great dining experience just to enjoy, or celebrate an occasion or, perhaps, to impress, California Kitchen is THE place. Come on the nights they have live music!

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Thank Larry668
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