Cuenca restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Cuenca

Café Ñucallacta

The best cafe in Cuenca. Artisan Ecuadorian coffee is roasted and the resulting brews are the main reason to stop by – along with gleaning an insight into Ecuador's coffee industry from the knowledgeable owner. But …
Top Choice Colombian in Cuenca

Moliendo Café

This is one of the best little eateries you'll find in Ecuador – and that's why Moliendo Café is always rammed. The hearty arepas (maize pancakes, from $4.50) come from Ecuador's northern neighbors but are a special…
Ecuadorian in Cuenca

Guajibamba

This restaurant has a small menu of traditional plates such as seco de chivo and gourmet fritada (fried chunks of pork, served with hominy, avocado and other garnishes). It’s one of the best places to try cuy (guine…
International in Cuenca

Casa Alonso at Mansión Alcázar

Mansión Alcazar's inviting restaurant, backing onto its beautiful internal garden, maintains the same lofty standards that the hotel does: ornately furnished and with quality service. Dinner could be sea bass in a c…
Cafe in Cuenca

Goza Espresso Bar

Goza, a trendy European-style cafe-bar on a pedestrianized section of Borreo, is equally appealing for the fabulous international breakfasts (like eggs Benedict or fruit and granola), coffee (made with aplomb) and e…
Pizza in Cuenca

Fabiano's

Amiable, family-friendly Fabiano's is a tried and tested gringo hangout that garners a following among Ecuadorians too. Pizzas are generous and tasty, although the crowds of other diners sometimes means service can …
European in Cuenca

Café Austria

Does exactly what it says on the label. Austrian-esque comfort food such as goulash, strudel and Sachertorte taste particularly divine after days/weeks on the road, and the corner location is an attractive spot to c…
Cafe in Cuenca

Café Ñucallacta II

The second outlet of Cuenca's fabulous Café Ñucallacta serves great coffee, in a dignified, chilled space in the old Casa Asvoria, on the corner of Plaza El Otorongo and the bottom of the long flight of steps. The p…
Cafe in Cuenca

Windhorse Cafe

The pies (peanut butter flavor, mmm!) are outstanding, the home-baked cakes are addictive, the salads are enticing and so the Tardis-like Windhorse baits you into lingering awhile. The lingering sometimes morphs int…
Ecuadorian in Cuenca

Raymipampa

This Cuenca institution overlooking Parque Calderón is overwhelmingly popular with locals and travelers and stays open late. The menu hangs somewhere between Ecuadorian comfort food and diner fare. Get a pew on the …