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Swiss Bistro Banos

$$ - $$$, European,
Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 99 400 4019
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Swiss, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos 180250, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've got a hankering for Swiss style rosti (hash brown potatoes with various other ingredients added), this authentic Swiss restaurant has 5 variations. Comes in a pipiing hot skillet. No, not 100% authentic, but pretty darn good considering you're in Ecuador. Even the Gruyere...More

Thank Over60Nomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our trip we wanted just to have one meal which wasn't local. The Swiss Bistro was amazing. We walked in and we could have been in Switzerland. We looked at the menu and we said this looks great...but where do they get the ingredients...More

Thank EarthtravellerUD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not be fooled by the empty restaurant when you pass by, upstairs there is a beautiful, green, roof top dining area which is always full in good weather. Dishes are delicious and expertly prepared reminding me of growing up in Europe in the 70's....More

Thank SandraenSalento
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. We were both super happy. We sat on the roof dining area and it was stellar. It's not cheap by Ecuadorian standards, but a super nice dinner with cocktails and dessert was $40. It was well worth...More

Thank Brandon8080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our christmas dinner at this very nice place and it was an excellent experience! Staff is very good and trained, the food was excellent, portions big and the ambiente super nice. We will go there again in 4 days. My recommendation: Excellent swiss...More

Thank Georg S
PatrickSB, Gerente at Swiss Bistro Banos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Merry Christmas :-)

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went with large group including four kids and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Great night, would recommend. Sit on the roof terrace if you can.

Thank rhenson
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped into the Swiss Bistro on a rainy afternoon to have a cup of coffee and piece of cake. The coffee was nothing special and the cake was dry (like it was made the day before and left out on the counter). I cannot...More

Thank stephanie g
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The dinner menu looked fabulous. Unfortunately we were there for lunch. We had a cheese plate that had four types of cheeses all delicious (which is unique, good cheese is difficult to get on the coast of Ecuador where I live. The rest was not...More

Thank lynn258
Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you are visiting Banios well come and enjoy a unique flavour of food..where you are treated politely ..the restaurant is so cozy..

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Thank SylviaDavalos
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Exceptional food and lovely upstairs terrace to enjoy it if the weather is good. Excellent service. A gem. I ate here twice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Martinez y Eloy Alfaro | Behind Supermarket, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 400 4019
  • E-mail
Swiss Bistro Banos, your gastronomic meeting point at the entrance of the amazonian rain forest. Since 2008 we offer Swiss & European specialties in a unique and authentic atmosphere. This year we added a terrasse lounge to enjoy the same dishes in a peacefull and relaxing garden in the center of Banos. Our professional Team will welcome you like at home to enjoy: - Swiss cheese fondue - Meat fondue - Selection of roestis - Meat & fish specialties - Deserts, hot chocolates and delicious coffees - Quality wines & spirits Bon appetit!
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