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Cafe Hood

Montalvo y Rafael Vieira | A pocos metros de la cascada y diagonal a la torre, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-1609
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pad thai” (49 reviews)
“brownie” (19 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Montalvo y Rafael Vieira | A pocos metros de la cascada y diagonal a la torre, Banos 180250, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Baños twice and have spent a great deal of time at Cafe Hood. It's owner, Karina is incredibly warm and welcoming. The food is so good. I have had lots of dishes, I love the pesto pasta and the pad thai....More

Thank cassrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the first day of our stay we had lunch here which was ok, not exceptionally good or bad. People were friendly, nothing wrong here.

Thank Tonnie2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LOCATION & DECOR ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Located in the centre of town. Walking distance to other attractions, shopping and accommodations. Really interesting and beautiful building, if you sit outside you will even get a view of the waterfall de la virgen (where the baths are.) THE STAFF...More

Thank ChardeLopez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, helped us with our decisions and enjoyed an excellent, well priced meal. I had the chickpea eggplant curry which is really good, fresh mango and cucumber comes on the side. I didn't find it spicy so suitable for people who aren't great with...More

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nicely decorated cafe near a cool art gallery. I had fresh chamomile and lemon grass. It was soothing and relaxing; perfect afternoon tea. Hope to get a second cup before leaving Banos.

Thank Monique S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Cafe Hood is a fun and unique spot near the edge of town. Their menu has great variety (Mexican, vegetarian, Italian, and breakfast options all day) and the server was friendly and helpful. I went with a friend and we both enjoyed our meal and...More

Thank sonnetgirl7
Reviewed 14 August 2017

An Ecuadorian friend with a home near Banos took us here on our way through town. This place has a HUGE menu with everything from lasagna to grilled trout to Asian fare. The food was decent. The place also has some serious hippie vibes going.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I always love to visit this restaurant, it is one of my favorites in Ecuador. The food is delicious and the place is very nice, it has a lot of paintings. You can try: breakfast, pasta, Mexican food, Indian food, and many other choices. if...More

Thank DeaRamirez
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Our first meal in Baños. What a way to start our visit. Very friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable about gluten-free. Food and service was excellent.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This veggie place has been around for years in Baños and is consistently excellent food, cool atmosphere, great service. Good place to meet other travellers.

Thank MarkThurber
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montalvo y Rafael Vieira | A pocos metros de la cascada y diagonal a la torre, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-1609
  • E-mail
CAFE HOOD will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Our menu is innovative with a fresh look for lunch and dinner. We offer cocktail drinks, coffee and many amazing deserts. Our restaurant atmosphere was created to give peace and great memories to travelers in a cozy environment. It is our goal to provide Baños with a restaurant that showcases international food, using high quality and sustainable ingredients combined with innovative cooking. If you are look for something healthy, a good price and delicious you found it!
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