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Cafe Sambuca

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Calle Bolivar S/N y Luis Fernando de La Vega, Vilcabamba 110161, Ecuador
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch here was great! And very reasonably priced. The menu is awesome. .....not within walking distance of Monte Suenos but a cab is cheap. ......

Thank Jane B
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We had the Mole enchiladas and vegetarian tacos, both with tempeh that is made in town (very good tempeh). The mole sauce was very good, and mildly spicy, but the tacos were pretty plain. Nice spot to sit on the sidewalk and people watch.

Thank mischacooks
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Wonderful food, large portions, varied menu, good service and a great view of the square. What's not to love

Thank Margo M
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Located at the southeast corner of the main plaza, Sambuca Café commands the best terrace view in Vilcabamba. Seating on their covered veranda provides a ringside table to the social happenings in town. That alone makes it worth a visit. But the food, while not pretending to be gourmet, is what will keep you coming back time and again. Their... More 

2 Thank jckoven
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had our best Cappuccino in Vilcabamba at Cafe Sambuca .... That along with Guacamole and chips ... I know unusual combination .... But both were fabulous ... Very rustic but great place for watching location ...

Thank KMDVancouver
London, United Kingdom
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1,134 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

We just came here to have a couple of drinks and my wife wasn't pleased to find her Chai being a tea bag with milk! Also I was told that the orange juice is freshly made but it clearly wasn't. I hope they prepare the food better than their drinks!

1 Thank TravelReviewer1983
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I enjoy having lunch or dinner here. I especially love their Guacamole and chips. The owners are nice too and speak English

Thank Josie W
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Cafe Sambuca became our daily stop for lunch! Great food and a friendly staff. The menu caters to all types of eaters!

Thank WillInVilcabamba
Salinas, Ecuador
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Their juice drinks are great, their guacamole fantastic and the hot chips a true delight.

Thank docputter
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Grilled Tilapia and beef medallions were very good. Excellant service, good prices, owner speaks english

Thank Henry-Oklahoma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Mexican, American, International, Ecuadorean, Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub, South American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bolivar S/N y Luis Fernando de La Vega, Vilcabamba 110161, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Loja Province  >  Vilcabamba
  • Phone Number: 59397595776

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