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El Maiz Restaurante


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Restaurante El Maíz se encuentra localizado en el emblemático sector de El Barranco, con acceso hacia la calle Larga, una de las arterias más importantes de la historia de Cuenca y cerca de sitios esplendorosos, museos, iglesias y centros culturales que hacen de Cuenca la Atenas del Ecuador y Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad. La casa donde se encuentra Restaurante El Maíz es una edificación patrimonial típica de la era republicana, en la que se perciben elementos fundamentales de la arquitectura cuencana reconocida como original y particularmente bella en el país y el mundo. La edificación es así atractiva y esplendente como muestra de la hospitalidad y buen gusto que caracteriza a los habitantes
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Latin, International, Ecuadorean, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews quinoa empanadas potatoes patacones pork soups corvina trout sea bass juice ecuadorian food the owner friendly restaurant charming setting late dinner food was fantastic would highly recommend this restaurant
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

After a morning at the Museo Pumapungo, we had a set menu lunch at this place nearby. The ambience was nice. We ate in a little courtyard (the front of the restaurant is on busy Calle Larga). They were happy to adjust their offering to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gangwarily
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

After visiting the Pumapunga, we had a wonderful lunch of tamalis and empanadas. The tamali plate came with a nice variety of 4 different tamalis, all very good. The empanadas plate had three items, two with meat and one with cheese. The dough was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RonB717
Reviewed 28 August 2018

El Maiz was one of the first restaurants I visited during a recent trip to Cuenca. it's tucked near the end of Calle Larga. I expected that it might be busy even on a weeknight but I arrived in the early evening and had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ohioabogado
Reviewed 13 August 2018

from the great service to the magnificent food we enjoyed our experience at El Maiz! we are very picky when choosing a restaurant specially if it is a place we ve never been before, and we loved it! terrific customer service :) the waiter even...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ixpanpajul123
Angelica D, Gerente at El Maiz Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018
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Muchas Gracias por su comentario, es gratificante sus palabras e impulso para continuar brindando la mejor atención como se merecen...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Not just Cuenca food -- dishes from other areas of the country too, nicely prepared, with attentive service and fair prices in a comfortable setting that feels like a prosperous hacienda.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank AnywhereBob
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went here with our guide so didn’t know what to expect. We sat outside on the terrace and the food was fantastic, in fact I enjoyed my main dish more than at Mercado. We had cheese and potato soup, empanada and then grilled chicken...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank chelmer1
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I wondered here one afternoon when I first arrived and had a delicious lunch out on the terrace. Everyone was very attentive. I wanted trout and instead got a typical Ecuadorian lunch. I later learned that I could ask for more vegetable rather than potato...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank martha5447
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Manager/Server, Wilson, is very welcoming and helpful in every way. We love sitting on the open-air patio at the rear of the restaurant as it is bright, colorful and relaxing. Wilson speaks English and is able to help translate the menu if needed. We ate...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LowellandLowell
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We had just come out of the big museum. This was a perfect place for us. I had a quinoa with cheese and mushrooms. Delightful. Interior is a visual delight.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived at El Maiz at 8pm on a Monday evening for a late dinner. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We enjoyed three quinoa dishes, flank steak, and fried trout. All of the dishes were well cooked and well flavored. Desserts were also...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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