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“Wonderful food”
Review of Le Petit Jardin

Le Petit Jardin
Ranked #3 of 753 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: $5 - $20
Description: Serious dedication to cooking and a light hearted approach to life; these dual aspects encompass the philosophy of Giovanni Cambizaca, the chef patron of Le Petit Jardin. Each weekend we offer a new menu inspired by the freshest ingredients from our local organic markets. Using classical technique, our kitchen expertly creates favorites from French gastronomy, as well as devising new dishes based firmly in the French tradition. We invite you to spend an afternoon or evening with us and let time drift pleasurably away as the aromas of leeks, red wine, white onion, and tarragon begin to fill the air. Please email or call for a reservation; we speak Spanish and English.
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Description: Serious dedication to cooking and a light hearted approach to life; these dual aspects encompass the philosophy of Giovanni Cambizaca, the chef patron of Le Petit Jardin. Each weekend we offer a new menu inspired by the freshest ingredients from our local organic markets. Using classical technique, our kitchen expertly creates favorites from French gastronomy, as well as devising new dishes based firmly in the French tradition. We invite you to spend an afternoon or evening with us and let time drift pleasurably away as the aromas of leeks, red wine, white onion, and tarragon begin to fill the air. Please email or call for a reservation; we speak Spanish and English.
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

This gem might be more difficult to locate. I suggest you call restaurant to recommend a taxi driver that knows the location. There are signs posted to guide you. The food is well worth the drive. Beautifully presented and delicious taste. A favorite of many.

Date of visit: September 2019
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2019


Hola Angelozzy,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. Yes, we are a bit off the beaten path, but thanks for reminding readers that we can help our guests find their way to the restaurant if they give us a call. And, thanks for mentioning that your food was, "Beautifully presented" and had a "delicious taste." We hope to see you again at Le Petit Jardin sometime soon.

Saludos,

Maria Eliza and Giovanni

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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Four of us went to Le Petit Jardin last weekend on a chilly night, and sat by the wood fire, and drank Bourdeaux as we ate our frogs legs, sweetbreads, sea bass, pears in red wine.... Giovanni's food is always sumptuous, beautiful, and interesting. Somehow being cherished at Giovanni's made it a time for the four of us that we will never forget.

Date of visit: September 2019
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019



Hola lohancock79,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. I appreciated reading that you felt, "cherished" during your time with us last weekend. We strive to make all of our guests feel that way so it was nice to receive your feedback that we accomplished our goal. We hope to see you again very soon at Le Petit Jardin.

Saludos,

Giovanni and Maria Eliza

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Reviewed September 16, 2019

We always enjoy this restaurant with the great food and service. We typically decide on Sunday to go last minute which is what happened this time. We both ordered the beet, goat cheese, and lettuce salad, a lamb chop dish and a steak dish, with organic wine. It was very scrumptious!

Date of visit: September 2019
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019


Hola LightPacker653737,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear that you "always enjoy" coming to Le Petit Jardin. And, of course, it was nice to read that you found everything to be, "very scrumptious". We hope to see you again sometime very soon.

Saludos,

Giovanni and Maria Eliza

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Reviewed September 3, 2019

This is a must-have experience. I've only eaten appetizers and deserts but that's plenty. I personally am not interested in rabbits and snails and innards and tortured veal but that's the French for you. Cocktails can be great but are inconsistent. It's a very lovely setting with an enthusiastic wait staff. And that counts.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank SS1593
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019



Hola SS1593,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. I appreciate your critique regarding the cocktails being inconsistent, I will look into that. It's very helpful for us to hear about what needs improvement from the perspective of our guests. And, thank you for mentioning that we have, "an enthusiastic wait staff" they work very hard and sometimes are overlooked when compliments are handed out. We hope to see you again sometime soon at Le Petit Jardin.

Saludos,

Giovanni and Maria Eliza

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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Wow. What a gem! And in middle of seemingly nowhere out pops this eclectic building. French food that is fantastic and so much more affordable then what you’d get in North America. Amazing!

Date of visit: August 2019
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lepetitj2016, Gerente at Le Petit Jardin, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019



Hola cristiekrenz,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Le Petit Jardin here on TripAdvisor. I was pleased to read that you found your experience with us, "amazing!" for both the food and the venue. We hope to see you again soon.

Saludos,

Giovanni

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