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“eating in banos”
Review of Cafe Mariane

Cafe Mariane
Ranked #22 of 131 Restaurants in Banos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Cuenca, Ecuador
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“eating in banos”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

cafe mariane in the Hostal Jardin de Mariane is a delightful restaurant serving entrees, main courses, fondues and crepes desserts. we enjoyed possibly the best restaurant meal that we've had during our 8 months of living in ecuador ( cuenca ). my wife had the steak in a creamy mushroom sauce and i had the grilled steak provencal. both were cooked to perfection, both had excellent flavors, both dishes were served with au gratin potatoes ( could easily have eaten just the au gratin potatoes they were so good ) and sides of vegetables. wwe were glad we didn't eat an entree, as the main meal was plenty of food for both of us. so, unfortunately we had no room to try the crepes for dessert. that will have to be the next time we go. I sure wish there was a restaurant this good in Cuenca!

Visited January 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The meat fondue was really nice”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We spend some time in Baños at the hostel Mariane, which has this its own restaurent/café. The restaurent has a cosy atmosphere and is really great for a romantic evening. My girldfriend and I ordered the meat fondue, which was perfekt. You get beside the fondue some nice potatoes that is sliced, grilled and spinkled with some herbs. You also get a small cup of two kind of salsa and some aioli for the crispy patatoes. Beside this you also get a large plate with avocadoes, tomatos, lettuce and carrots which is all sliced nicely. We orded the red wine of the house, which was great and cheap.

  • Visited December 2012
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Charming place”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very good french restaurant in Banos.
Do not get dissapointed because of the front look, the restaurant is on the back of an hostal ànd the view of this isn't the best but when you walk around 20 mts. to the back you find the restaurant.
The owner is very polite and is in charge of the place making sure that everything gets done the right way.
The food is very good and the prices very reasonable, we had dinner for 6 and the price per person was USD.14.00.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
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Arhus, Denmark
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“We expected more”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Mariane is a decent place to eat. The portions are huge and one of our main dishes was absolutely tasty.
The other - Chicken with mushrooms - didn't really make me happy. The meet was overly dry and full of gristle.
My mineral water was was warm, so I asked for a cold version the next time but got something out of exactly the same heated cupboard.
Conclusion: We were full when we left.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“must visit if in baños”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

This place is absolutely wonderful. Great food, wonderful ambiance. Really special place. Definitely would recommend. Their Mac n cheese was phenomenal

  • Visited October 2012
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