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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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Deer Park, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a warm friendly place, right on the main square, within walking distance of everything. the food is always good, the artwork original, the atmosphere comfortable. Don Colon will probably welcome you personally. He is a good man to know.

Thank Sigrid M
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere really enjoyed this place. Food is very good and same for service. Every visit to Cuenca includes a trip to Don Colon's.

Thank goodgal007
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don Colon has a great location right across the street from the big cathedral on Parque Calderon. The place looks charming. The owner and his wait staff wear straw hats and look cool. But unfortunately, the food is atrocious. My opinion is that it is probably not sanitary either. It's an overpriced tourist trap. Better restaurants with better prices are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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205 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place is in the center of downtown. We had coffee there. Was disappointed with the americano coffee which was cold the cafe latte was OK.

Thank Uptownfoody
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Across the street from Parque cauldron with outside seating. Friendly service and great, inexpensive food.

Thank Gary N
Cuenca, Ecuador
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We got average service, the coffee was not that good, and the food wasn't all that great, typically Ecuadorian flavor, not as american as advertised.

Thank skipkm16
Minden, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

the owner , Don Colon, meets you at the entrance and chats. Make sure you read the history on the menu...quite fascinating. service is good, some english spoken, quaint. music once a month.

Thank linda k
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We all thoroughly enjoyed the great singer/entertainer that played during our meal last Friday. We had the set menu, the soup and salad were average, 2 of us had the beef as the main course and it was almost inedible and 2 of us had the shrimp and pasta, the shrimp were well over cooked and hard. However, the desert,... More 

Thank patandmarie
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The food and service were very good. We were surprised at the high prices and there was a 15% upcharge for using a credit card.

Thank Lisa M
Wolfville, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located at the back corner of Parque Calderon on the way to the flower market (don't miss it), kind of tucked away, we found good food and service here at lunch. Not spectacular by any means but very decent and a reasonable value. The traffic here is quite heavy so we preferred to eat inside, away from the exhaust.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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Deer Park, Washington, United States
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Deer Park, Washington, United States
21 days ago
Cuenca, Ecuador
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?