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Sativa Studio Cafe

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Luis A. Martinez Street & Eloy Alfaro Street | Behind the supermarket, Banos 33130, Ecuador
+593 99 530 4432
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch. I'm really pissed at myself because my boyfriend and I went here one day for breakfast but turned away since they only offered a set breakfast. I can only now imagine how awesome that breakfast was. I got some dish made up in a banana leaf with the salad and a kombucha. My boyfriend got a... More 

Thank Kelly H
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My family and I ate at Sativa tonight. The space is artsy cozy and very charming. Great music and furnishings. The menu is all vegan and small. The food is amazing! If you are a carnivore try the veggie burger, delicious! Jesse the owner brews the house elixirs and Kombucha. The elixirs are creatively delicious and a little intoxicating. We'll... More 

Thank JPRamsey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I ate at Sativa Studio Cafe this February (2017) and had a wonderful time. The owner and operator Jesé is a really nice guy with a lot of passion and heart for life, good food, pure ingredients, and good people. You won't find any commercially-available products here like Coca-Cola, or Club Beer. All you will find is fresh, picked-to-order organic... More 

Thank Keith W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had the plantains and the tamales and both were excellent! The plantains were SOOOO amazing with their home made hot sauce! Everything on the menu looked great. Slightly pricier than other restaurants in Banos but worth it!

Thank Corey H
Kenwood, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The homemade veggie burger was delicious, and the side salad tasted so fresh and healthy. The portion was large and satisfying. The prices on their website are outdated, but this meal was worth the $7. Yum!

Thank lesliecamarri
Cuenca, Ecuador
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This place had an interesting menu and reeked of marijuana. The floors and tabletops are comprised of broken pieces of ceramic tile, and there are wall paintings that reflect Jamaican culture. They serve vegan food.

Thank CGGlobeTrekkers
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Best vegetarian food, best burger, we came here 3 times and tried a few things on the menu, everything was amazing, best salad!!

Thank Aimzy89
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We went here yesterday. Most of the time there was No staff in the room so we weren't even sure if we can get food here. We had each a veggi Burger and a Juice. The Taste was all right but far from A ver good veggi Burger. After all the food gave me a real Bad diarria the whole... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were extremely surprised and pleased when we walked into this relatively small café in downtown Banos. The Decor was definitely interesting with a Caribbean flavor. We dined on five-star vegan food from a Small menu. The large salad was both artistic and delicious with numerous greens we had never heard of. All organic grown in the backyard of the... More 

Thank PaulDavisMD
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were told about this place by some other people staying at our accommodation. It's a very simple cafe with only four items on the menu, but the food is prepared with love and incredibly tasty. My tamales was delicious, and the salad was like no other I've had but went very well with the tamale. My boyfriend had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$5
Cafe, Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luis A. Martinez Street & Eloy Alfaro Street | Behind the supermarket, Banos 33130, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 530 4432
Sativa Studio Cafe is a pottery studio and vegan cafe located in the heart of Banos city. Its a space where you can relax, enjoy a healthy and beautiful meal on handmade ceramic plates, drink organic homemade fruit wines, organic Ecuadorian coffee, or just hang out by the fireplace while sipping a hot cup of our organic herbal teas. The food is all vegan and delicious.

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