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Don Colon Restaurant

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Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Don Colon)
+593 99 827 0703
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Washington
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located right beside the cathedral, this restaurant could certainly charge more for the view but prices remain good. The food is above average and the service was attentive and professional. The owner was at the restaurant when we were there and has a very interesting history, written in the menu for all to see. Good vegetarian options.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had read that this was a popular place so we decided to try it out for lunch. Upon arrival we saw a sign on the door listing the day’s 5 almuerzo specials (with English translations) for $4 USD. I ordered the bbq pork chop and my wife ordered the chimichanga. Service was swift and friendly. We started with a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have smaller appetites and almost always split Almuerzo's, and this place is no exception. That said, the atmosphere and location are really nice as is the food quality. I had been to the old location a few years back (its amazing Don remembered us) but this location is far superior. They have a small bar which... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right next to the big Church is the restaurant. The service is excellent and the food tasted great. We loved to eat there and enjoyed ourselves with watching everybody on the main square. We had a table outside and we loved it. The prices were very good, for a beer we only had to pay 2 dollars. We loved coming... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very quaint. The young server was excellent even though his English was limited as is our Spanish, we managed to get the wifi sign in and password as well as the meal we requested. It is a great lunch value of only $4.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here yesterday and had a great time talking to Don and enjoying an afternoon break from our walking tour. Don is a great guy and helped us out with many tips for Cuenca. The beers were ice cold and all the food coming out from the kitchen looked great. There was a great mixture of... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here twice, and the food is top notch. For lunch, I had the guacamole and some vino ($9 including tip!) and for dinner the filet with 4 or 5 glasses of Cabernet...I lost track. Thirty bucks. Both meals were great. I can't recommend highly enough. If you're lucky, you will meet Don, who has served people like Nixon... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by here one day unplanned. Only had been in Cuenca a few days and not really orientated yet. Been walking around to get familiar, went to "Market" (overbought), then to Flower Market. Overloaded and tired and hungry. Walking back to our lodging, saw Don Colon's. Stopped in thinking we had missed lunch. A little late but they served us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

On the square. Excellent comfort food (Sea bass and Pasta). Comfortable and nicely appointed decor. Repeat customer.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Settled downtown by the flower market and the cathedrals surrounding Park Calderon is Don Colons Restaurant. Designed beautifully with tables outside ( people watching is great) it is the best place for authentic Ecuadorian Food and el muerzo ( it's an affordable lunch with preselected items. Soup, salad, meal, and juice) that I know of in Cuenca. Great food, service,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Ecuadorean, International, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Don Colon)
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 99 827 0703

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?