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Don Colon Restaurant

) #18 of 449 Restaurants in Cuenca $$ - $$$ Latin, , International
Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 99 827 0703
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (103 reviews)
“soup” (45 reviews)
“juice” (41 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 459 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a great breakfast here in this beautiful place! This is a nice place to come with your family.

Thank Menno D
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the only places open on a Sunday night. Unique selection of Ecuadorian, Mexican, and Cuban. We tried a bit of everything and was not disappointed. The table next to us ordered pasta and it came on a heaping plate and looked incredible. The...More

Thank LaurenBoswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really surprised by some of the negative reviews. Love the location. Took advantage of a sunny afternoon and sat outside to my delight it was very pleasant and enjoyed the people watching. But the highlight was the food! I tend to eat late lunches and...More

Thank lee9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The surroundings are great and the waiter was nice, but apart from that it was no good experience. The owner claims to have immigrated to America where he learned to make burgers, but this must have been in another time.. it was boring and came...More

Thank Jesper L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside Don Colon seems like a nice and cosy restaurant. But the food was terribly bad and overprised. We had the most boring avocado salad and a horrible hamburger with a slice of cheese that turned out to cost 2 $ in addition...More

Thank Stine E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located across the new cathedral, I peeked here because I saw some diners. I was hesitant so I looked towards the bar. The owner was there, Don Colon. He was welcoming and immediately invited me to come in. He started speaking Spanish then asked if...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Food - 1980's-ish, with heavy sauces. Nothing to write home about. Service was excellent - great waiter. . We normally only mention the places we really liked - we are not serial complainers - it's not worth the effort. The only remarkable thing about this...More

Thank yarmbutts
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I came here because it was highly recommended by some American tourists. I suppose it suits American tastes, but it didn't suit mine. Prices are reasonable and the food is certainly fine, with the menu printed in English, which always helps. However, after ordering a...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We love Cuenca for several reasons but the many great restaurants and great people are high on the list. Don Colon's checks both those boxes for sure. The food is always expertly prepared with fresh quality ingredients. It's also nice to visit with Don who...More

Thank Roadwarriors2
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch as I was recommended by one of US travelers I've met during the trip to Cuenca. No complain about the food itself, but the table, oh my gosh, so dirty as if they never wiped out the table. I myself wiped...More

2  Thank Cobaltbluesantafe
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Questions & Answers
Sigrid M
7 April 2017|
Response from skipkm16 | Reviewed this property |
No, I haven't tried the native fanesca, which I think is the local fish soup for Easter. However, Don Colon's meals are not as good as I've had at other restaurants, and jis copies of American recipes are not as good as the... More
Sigrid M
7 April 2017|
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Response from Lafayette B | Reviewed this property |
Around Easter I'm sure he does....sorry for the late response
28 April 2015|
Response from MrHubertPizarro | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I recommend Huevos Rancheros... Scrambled eggs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Don Colon)
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 99 827 0703
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