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“Excellent food”
Review of Cafe Hood

Cafe Hood
Ranked #2 of 135 Restaurants in Banos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Ecuadorean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: CAFE HOOD will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Our menu is innovative with a fresh look for lunch and dinner. We offer cocktail drinks, coffee and many amazing deserts. Our restaurant atmosphere was created to give peace and great memories to travelers in a cozy environment. It is our goal to provide Baños with a restaurant that showcases international food, using high quality and sustainable ingredients combined with innovative cooking. If you are look for something healthy, a good price and delicious you found it!
Richland, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had read good reviews and thought we would try it. I had nachos which were home made and the guacamole was excellent. I could have had that be my whole meal. All things seem to be home made. I wish our next night we had gone back there instead of trying a different place that was suggested.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A gem!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great food w/ great variety, very friendly and efficient service and very pleasant atmosphere.
Got into town late in the afternoon and it was recommended by our hotel and easy to find in the center of town Two small rooms w/ books to trade, purchase, art on the walls and light music. Very pleasant staff who greeted us w/ a smile despite it was between meals.
The food was excellent, great menu diversity of Latin, Asian, traditional. We had soup, a noodle plate and salad. Very reasonably priced. We returned again for dinner because we had enjoyed it so much and again had a very good meal and service.

  • Visited February 2014
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St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
474 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Obvious popular with budget minded backpackers”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We decided to visit Cafe Hood on basis of reviews we had read. Our evening meal consisted of two different Mexican dishes; Corn Tacos and the Burritos. At best both dishes were very average and the 1/2 litre of house wine tastes as if it were Non-bottle vintage. The pics show the interior. Service was excellent. We decided to move from our location near the entry door as there are two tables out there for smokers... Just as well as if they were inside as most of the pollutant air was blown inside. Our move to the rear did not solve the problem and as the owner at one point joined the 'smokers, this would seem to be a continuing problem. Not sure we would return given the many options in Banos.

  • Visited March 2014
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Twisp, WA
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food at good value”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Ate at this establishment twice and thought both meals were very good. There was a good selection of different meals and service overall was good. Thought the restaurant was a good value.

Visited February 2014
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Marina del Rey, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Banos!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 4 days in Banos. We had a hard time at first finding a great lunch spot but then stumbled on Cafe Hood. We LOVED it! The staff is incredible (ask for the mulled wine.. they will let you take a bottle of it back to your hotel with you if you like it…. which we did three times!), the food is great, they place the best music and it's just a cool vibe being there. Highly highly recommend it!

  • Visited December 2013
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