What and Where to Eat in Cuenca, Ecuador

What and Where to Eat in Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador (B)

Ecuador may not be considered a gastronomic hot spot, but we were pleasantly surprised to find the food to be not only affordable but also really good! During our 6 weeks living the heart of Cuenca, we enjoyed eating out for almuerzos (a set lunch of the day, usually about $2.50 for fresh juice, soup, entree, and sometimes a small dessert). We then made most of our own breakfasts and dinners with fresh produce from the markets.

This is an overview of our top recommendations for what and where to eat in Cuenca. There are certainly more high-end options available out there, which you can find through Trip Advisor – most of the restaurants we list here will be more budget-traveler-friendly.

1. Almuerzos – This refers to a set lunch menu of the day, often three courses for a very reasonable price. Some restaurants also have the same concept in the evening, called meriendas.

3. Tropical fruit – mangos, papaya, pinapple, banana, plantains, avocado, guanabana, maracuya (passion fruit) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What and Where to Eat in Cuenca, Ecuador
Guide Location: Ecuador » Cuenca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Chang
Read it on Author's Website: https://intentionaltravelers.com/eat-cuenca-ecuador/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • El Tunel
  • El Bogavente
  • Moliendo Cafe
  • Good Affinity
  • Zona Refrescante
  • Bella Cuba
  • Windhorse Cafe
  • Waffles de Belgica
  • Tres Estrellas
  • Cafe Austria
  • Maria’s Alemania Bakery