Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Baños

La Tasca de Baños

It may be difficult to get a table at this tiny tapas restaurant. The selection of small dishes is excellent, ranging from perennial favorites like tortilla española to Andalusian meatballs and shellfish. Order up f…
International in Baños

Casa Hood

Named for owner Ray Hood, a long-standing gringo-in-residence, this excellent cafe has cheap almuerzos (set lunches) and a menu of Asian and South American dishes. The Casa is a welcoming place to eat, exchange book…
French in Baños

Cafe Mariane

Mariane’s French-Mediterranean cuisine is a real standout in Baños. The cheese-and-meat fondues are a lot – even for two people – and the pasta and meat dishes are quite elegant.
Swiss in Baños

Swiss Bistro

This small bistro’s cow fetish is evident in its decor and delicious Swiss and European specialties, which include fondue, steaks, big, fresh salads and a Swiss potato dish called roesti.
Market in Baños

Mercado Central

A good place for fresh fruit shakes, ceviche and other local dishes like llapingachos (potato pancakes stuffed with cheese), and to pick up fruit and veggies.
Cafe in Baños

Ponche Suizo

This little spot serves breakfasts, cakes and coffee, but everyone comes for the ‘Ponche Suizo,’ a trade secret treat that’s a cross between a shake and a mousse.
International in Baños

Café Good

The Good serves better-than-good breakfasts and veggie dishes with wholesome brown rice as well as some chicken and fish.
Supermarket in Baños

Mega Bodega

This centrally located supermarket is the place to stock up.