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Carbon Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Ecuadorean, South American
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Borrero 10-69 | Between Lamar y Gran Colombia, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-283-3711
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Davenport, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here for lunch on Thursday. My bf ordered the criollo ribs and was served bbq ribs. Server refused to change to what he ordered, even though we repeated the order multiple times. Waiter was too busy flirting w a customer and hanging w the other staff to do his job professionally. My burger didn't have any flame grilled taste... More 

Thank Genevieve B
Punta Gorda, Belize
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Our breakfast there was included with our room next door at Hotel Cuenca and was very adequate but.....we decided on dinner and the dinner for two was huge! Very well presented, fresh off the grill and we had to take half home. The wait staff was very attentive

Thank Roth D
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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271 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

If you are moderate price hotel bound, and need to eat on site, Carbon suffices. The menu is tempting but they never seem to get the parrilla grill to obtain the right temperature. Wine menu is very limited and pricey. As we were leaving Cuenca permanently, our explorations of new eateries had ceased. This set of dining experiences at Carbon... More 

Thank oca007
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Arriving to Cuenca we decided to eat at this reataurant. At the front doors even before asking for a place to seat, server told us very unpolitely that we cant eat the meal because the kitchen is colapsing. Not even any easy word to say "perdona". Straight rude way of treathing clients. This place can not handle anything, on the... More 

2 Thank Anastazja R
Cuenca, Ecuador
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Most restaurants attached to hotels are just OK; however Carbon has a huge grill in front where all the meet is grilled in front of you. Ribs, if available are terrific as is the rst of the Ecuadorian menu. Recommend anytime.

Thank Michael K
Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Service was poor and food didn't come as advertised. The meat was OK, but overall it seemed overpriced compared to other food we've had in Cuenca.

Thank Stefan B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Guess it had to happen sooner or later. A year since my last review, prices have been raised. Still the same great food, but my $16 deal is now $24.

Thank Cuenca G
Cuenca, Ecuador
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Local Ecuadorean flavor! Best deal is the "almuerzo ejecutivo" which is the lunch portion of the regular menu served at lunch for a fixed price. My favorite is the junior Churrasco for lunch served with white rice, fried eggs, grilled vegetables, avocado and fries; served with fresh juice all for $3.50! The hamburguesa - burger simple is a juicy tasty... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth S
St. Catharines, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

The hamburgers were huge but ordinary with excessive toppings. Potatoes were not french fries but deep dried chunks, crispy outside but mushy inside. Capucchino was cold--when I sent it back, the waitress took it to the kitchen at the back, added something hot (milk? water?) and brought it back. No foam, but she insisted it was capucchino. Good clean bathroom... More 

Thank fireandicetrip
Cuenca, Ecuador
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! It was all pretty reasonably priced. They have typical Ecuadorian food, but also just great steaks.

Thank Talia4488

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Ecuadorean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borrero 10-69 | Between Lamar y Gran Colombia, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-283-3711

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