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El Mercado

€€€€Latin, Seafood,
Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-3089
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (29 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Latin, Seafood, 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 today via mobile

On party street, this restaurant overlooks the city and feels like a wealthy rural retreat. The food is a nice mixture too. The meal started with complimentary ceviche in mini saucers. Just possible for a vego to eat - goat cheese salad was outstanding and...More

Thank Bea T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been there many times, and I always tell my friends and family visiting from other countries that it's a MUST place to go!!!!

Thank MaritzaJ31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful small restaurant overlooking the main river of Cuenca. We visited the city for 3 went went to the restaurant 3 times. Would have gone more if we had gone earlier. Superbly presented dishes. Nice offering of wines. Taste beyond compare for Cuenca and most...More

Thank Cowboysaj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, excellent customer experience and enjoy my birthday celebration song!!! Love our pictures

Thank Dora C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to like the place. The restaurant is nice and food was always ok, we sat outside in the cafe area, the menu was limited, they didn’t have the only soup they offer, they don’t have the beer we ordered from the menu, the...More

Thank Aimee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant, lots of character, serving good international and lcal food. Well worth a visit.

Thank Kent A
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Everyone knows the Mercado's food is great - homemade ice cream, Ecuadorian specialties, fish... I would like to additionally suggest their T-bone steak appetizer for 2, as a lunch for one - beautiful T-bone, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms.

Thank lohancock79
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is one of the trendier options in Cuenca, offering very good food, service and ambiance. Even without a reservation they found a table for us. Wine selection is good and our waiter offered a very good option when the one I picked wasn't available,...More

Thank wander1
Reviewed 18 September 2018

When I read about this restaurant, I tried to make reservations via email from the US. My email did not make it through because the mailbox was full. I didn't want to call international long distance, so I emailed my hotel and asked them to...More

Thank Ono O
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t usually give out 5 stars but the food and the ambience were so good. I really felt the location and service and the attractive setting were excellent.

Thank adamsconz
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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