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“Love the 2x1 Mohitos”
Review of La Cigale

La Cigale
Ranked #84 of 524 Restaurants in Cuenca
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the 2x1 Mohitos”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

A great, casual and cozy place to sip a drink and hang out with friends. Happy hour nightly with 2x1 drinks, which are already pretty reasonable. I am not a big drinker, but when I am in the mood for a Mohito, I seem to migrate here. The food is also good. The Chicken Cordon Blue got unexpected raves from my friend (a former chef) who is notoriously hard to please.

Visited December 2012
Thank Mary Ann D
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English first
Quito, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The food was tasty, they do use microwaves”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Disliked the loud music and noisy crowds and attitude of Giovani who works at night. Has a terrible disposition and don't care attitude. When i complained he told me to go somewhere else.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank light86
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Houston, TX
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food!!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were walking around Cuenca, when we happened by La Cigale. It was packed, with only one table available - so we took it. Of all the places we ate in Ecuador on our recent visit, this was our favorite. Our table ordered the Mushroom Steak and Lemon Chicken. Both were perfect. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely eat there again on our next trip.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank G R
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

It's packed in the evenings but worth the wait for a table. They always have great music playing and the candle lighting in the evenings give it a nice touch. The breakfast menu is also pretty complete with many options. I love the french onion soup!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Heather W
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Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Where The Cool People Go”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

La Cigale is a magnet for young travelers and hipster Ecuadorians. La Cigale's restaurant and bar offer up your typical mixed drinks, a few select wines and beer. Their menu is a fusion of cuisines that no doubt caters to the various types of travelers that will find their way to La Cigale. If you're looking for vegetarian dishes, La Cigale has you covered. They also have an excellent burger for the meat lovers. I've ordered a wide range of different dishes and all have been great for the price.

La Cigale has "Cafe Goloso" in the late afternoon which is an offer of coffee, tea or chocolate with a crepe. Soon after they have Happy Hour that certainly doesn't cater to the 'after work crowd' but more the 'after walking around the city all day' crowd. Enjoy discounted national beers and a few mixed drinks. In the evening La Cigale turns into a lounge of sorts where you can meet many different people traveling Cuenca or a local or two.

La Cigale is also a hostel so they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Kristin F
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