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Cuenca Equador

Food and Lodging

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  • note: I plan to add a bunch of detail to this entry. It was originally just meant as notes to hand a friend.


Angelus by Tutto Freddo- desserts and ice cream are amazing - food is also tasty and pretty cheap for being on the square. There’s over flow seating across the street. Wings $5 for 6 wings and chips


Next door is a food court: Fillipe has great fresh pizza $6 for a small that filled me up with $4 wine; also the French bistro downstairs from filippe has good onion soup and


Box food is kind of a walk but is a good court with everything. 12 wings with lots of chips and a drink $10. Other food looked good as well. Got entertained by a young kid performing to MJ while I dined.


Le petit Jardin is only open Saturday and Sunday and you need a cab to get there. Make reservations it’s excellent food and very reasonable prices. Had 2 apps, 2 cocktails; 5 glasses of wine; 2 entrees; and 2 desserts $92


Seven spices had great butter chicken with bread and a large beer $11


El Mercado: a very nice cozy restaurant with a great view of the river with a casual feel upstairs and a more formal feel downstairs. Service was ok, they were quite busy though. I felt that the quality of the meal didn’t match the price. The money would have been much better spent at Le Petit Jardin

There’s a jazz bar which runs wed-sat 7:30-10 and it’s nice jazz. Come out of the main church in the square take a right and it’s a couple of blocks on the right above a pizza restaurant. Just go for the jazz.

El cigale was a good place for cocktails and socializing.

I stayed in Pepe’s house hostel. Great location; all double beds just not much going on. El caficito down the street seemed to have lesser accommodations but a rooftop bar and restaurant which was nice.

La cajas national park is about an hour out of town on the bus. We took the 6 hour walk route 3. Feel like it would have been fine to take the 3 hour instead. $3 on bus to the top of


Free walking tour had some value

Other restaurants on my radar I didn’t get to try
El parillada; Qala, cafe del museo, capitan, and Simón.


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