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“Don't miss BBQ night on Thursdays!!”
Review of Roux Bar and Bistro - CLOSED

Roux Bar and Bistro
Price range: $3 - $13
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Roux is a casual Bistro that has something for everyone! Our food is all fresh and made in house at reasonable prices. Everyone loves our 1/2 price bottles of wine every Wednesday night! Tuesday Team Trivia packs people in every week and Most recently added, Blues, Brews & BBQ Thursdays have been incredibly popular! We have a fabulous venue for business meetings, private functions and events. Saturdays are only open for Large Groups of 8 or more and Private Events. Please call or email to make a reservation for your group or special occasion!
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Don't miss BBQ night on Thursdays!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

I just had the best meal ever: smoked beef tenderloin, pulled pork BBQ tacos with fried onion rings, house-made Cajun spice sausage, braised cabbage with apples and carrots & potato cakes with bacon. Wow!! It's an adorable restaurant with optional outdoor dining. Last night was pretty special with a bonfire and local blues singer Matthew Hart (a very talented singer/songwriter who often performs on Thursdays at Roux -- try to catch him).

Be sure to make reservations; they were slammed!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Taylor B
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Treasure”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our first time but it will most definitely not be the last.The owners,a young couple from the states are Mr & Mrs Personality.They have taken that quality they both possess and infused it into their food.They welcome you with open arms and immediately make you feel like family.Add that to their absolutely delicous food and you have an unbeatable combination.Now for an added bonus.The enclosed backyard/patio area with mural walls.So nice to have an outside seating area.Something that Cuenca is in despite need of.I would say prices are moderate but while I was eating their wonderful Creamy Cajan Shrimp Pasta I could care less about the price.My mouth was in heaven with all the flavor that was exploding inside it.I decided to top it off with their homemade cheesecake topped with Mora sauce.Another winner.To all of you who read this....if you're already in Cuenca or planning a visit,this is a place that you must put on your can't miss list.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank O2BeTraveling
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great Place for Food and Fun !”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Roux is a nice neighborhood place to meet up with friends and enjoy some good food or a casual drink. Mostly gringos but it also attracts local cuencanos looking for a change from the typical Ecuadorian offerings of parrillada grilled meats, trucha, papas, choclo and arroz. Relatively small menu but everything is fresh and well-prepared. Choices may include a Pork Milanese, Steak tips, grilled chicken filet, pasta, fish and chips, Roux po boy, or a burger. Main menu is supplemented with daily specials and very popular theme nights like 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays, US-style BBQ on Thursdays and classic Sunday brunch options. The owners, Abby and Mike, are very friendly and customer-focused, something not always found around town. It is worth a stop in to see for yourself. Go and enjoy, and maybe meet some new friends.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank TomasEC
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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently great place to meet, greet, and eat”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've previously reviewed Roux in Cuenca Ecuador, but I want to add that it is one of most consistently great places to eat, meet, greet and have fun in Cuenca. From the always chaotic but rocking Trivia night, to more fine dining on Wednesday, to super comfortable Sunday brunch, you can't go wrong eating at Roux. The best Shrimp and Grits and Eggs Benedict in Cuenca!
Abby and Mike, the owners, and the staff (Lisa, Ceasar, and now Becca) always make patrons feel more like family than customers. A must go to if you are visiting Cuenca, and a must go back to if you live here.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Mike C
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Rangely, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A nice respite for expats”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited this place on a Tuesday, which was trivia night. It was full of expats and English was the dominant language. The food was very good, as were the drinks. The price was about what you'd expect and I thought it was overall a good value.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Shelby L
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