We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mercado

€€€€Latin, Seafood,
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-3089
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (29 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
Latin, Seafood, Contemporary, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (682)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Every time we go to El Mercado we remember why we return. Although the amount of food served is nothing like the large portions you receive in most restaurants in Cuenca, the food is outstanding in flavor, texture and presentation. The filet mignon rivals the...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed yesterday

I went there for My birthday, the food was great food, Nice decor, very good service! and the desert to die for especially the chocolat mousse!! :)

Thank Houda Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is amazing, in the best tourist area of Cuenca, beautiful decoration and space! The food is outstanding, I had a Fish ceviche and Shrimps with coconut sauce, both 5 stars! The espresso is delicious and creamy, the service is very elegant and friendly....More

Thank AYT60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, the restaurant is beautiful. Great drinks! By far the best restaurant in Cuenca

Thank Jose E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten twice at this place. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is very romantic. Great for a special event. The food is pricey but well worth it. Try the T-bone tablita for two. Best T-bone I've had in Cuenca.

Thank KnJDoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a restaurant charming excellent food ..good service a atmosphere spectacular i personally recommend..

1  Thank br0wnalbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the food at this restaurant is impressive. I love locro de papa and their upscale version is amazing.

Thank Jullisa
Reviewed 23 June 2018

My favorite thing about this place is the set up. It's a beautiful location, great decor and views, and overall amazing experience. The food, of course, was also delicious, varied and generally well-priced. We were lucky to get a seat on a packed holiday weekend,...More

Thank Melanie A
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The design and thought put into the design of the dishes and building are incredible, the service is good and so is the food along with a beautiful view to accompany your meal

Thank Nicolas D
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food. Great service. Great ambiance. We highly recommend this restaurant. The owner uses the freshest products. The menu is changing so there’s always something new to choose from.

Thank Joanna C
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Cuenca
Hotel de las Culturas
20 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Victoria
413 reviews
.16 km away
Hotel Principe
12 reviews
.21 km away
Riverview Hotel Cuenca
75 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
A pedir de Boca
394 reviews
.14 km away
Sunrise Cafe
159 reviews
.12 km away
181 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rio Tomebamba
863 reviews
.07 km away
Old Cathedral of Cuenca
115 reviews
.14 km away
El Museo de Las Conceptas
133 reviews
.32 km away
Museo Remigio Crespo Toral
40 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ono O
24 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Melanie A | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to go by there a few days before, if you can, but since it's a holiday in Ecuador probably best to get the reservation asap. Calling is the safest bet.
30 April 2018|
Response from paulI94RY | Reviewed this property |
12 noon until 11pm
Improve this listing

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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing