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El Mercado

€€€€, South American,
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-3089
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Special Celebration meal with close friends who raved about this restaurant. We met for late lunch/early dinner. Got a nice window table .Waiter spoke English and was very attentive. Great ambiance and super menu choices. However, not everything on the menu was available. They were...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying at in Cuenca. It was walking distance from the hotel and we felt extremely comfortable walking there. We were seated on the second floor by a window overlooking the river and it was very pretty....More

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely window table overlooking the city and the river, a real highlight of our dinner here. Be sure to ask if this is possible when you are making a booking. The wine list was excellent and we had a great bottle of...More

Thank LittleIgor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We sat a comfortable table looking out at the river. Food was upscale Ecuadorian. The cebiche was delicious and so was the potato soup. Friendly and attentive servers. More expensive than other Ecuadorian restaurants but well worth it for the...More

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the rave reviews was disappointed mostly in food and selection. Our food was served (shrimp dish & Reuben) Luke warm. Mojito was good, house wine just okay, beer decent. View was best part. Most likely will never go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good restaurant near the river with a good view, nice decoration, excellent service and nice food 🥘

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant by far! The attention was amazing very polite and professional. We were with a small child and they were pretty kind!

Thank RenataBGP
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is one of the fancy places in Cuenca. If you work in Ecuador it's pricey but if you are American it's not. If you want an amazing view, great service and that little extra something you should go. I could only afford the desserts...More

Thank skadir7
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

El Mercado is one of the best restaurant in Cuenca. Is located in the center of Cuenca. Great atmosphere. It’s open and overlook at one of the 4 rivers in Cuenca. The staff is very friendly and the service was fast. Food is excellent and...More

Thank MaryAnn H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The front entrance is nondescript, so the absolute charm of this restaurant was a beautiful surprise. Our table on the upper level had a view of the city as night fell and we enjoyed the ambiance of the space. Our waiter recommended the Pacific Crudo...More

Thank carol h
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Rick H
5 March 2015|
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Response from Phillip J | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for lunch on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-3089
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