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Common Grounds cafe & waffle house

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Av 11, San Lorenzo , Salinas, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
593979595496
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This has become a place to meet friends and enjoy good food, the new management has improved the menu and has engaged some new staff that have improved the dining experience. For myself I would recommend everything on the menu, the price is a little on the high side but what you get is consistent service and quality food. The... More 

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Thank Jodie M
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The waffle reminds me of the Belgium waffle, it is light and perfect sweetness. We add fresh strawberries, Nutella and ice cream. It was delicious. We also had Carmel lattes it was delicious too. Worth a visit!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Excellent service, The Coffee and the waffles are fantastic, the California Burrito and the Chicken Waffles to die for. Great American food and the ambience is wonderful.

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Thank ruddertoport
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Best american type brunch available in Salinas with pancakes waffles and good sandwiches, on the first floor of the Italian restaurant by the little gas station entering the malecon.

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Thank jbirkett42
Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

By now, if you follow my reviews, you know I like brewed coffee. Here is good brewed coffee. We ate here two morning in a row. The first morning was great. I had the combo #1. I had two eggs (over easy), hashed browns, and bacon. There was more food than I could eat (although I shoved it down, because... More 

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Thank DrBublak
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. It is as little expensive ($6-10) for Ecuador. The waffles and pancakes were really good. The regular coffee wasn't great. Not sure how the cappuccino is, maybe the espresso is better. We did enjoy the food. The bacon was also really good. Definitely a treat if you live in Ecuador.

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Thank Jonathan H
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

They have decent food and good coffee but it is way too expensive. Only for special occasions. Not affordable for regulars.

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Thank Vega M
Quito, Ecuador
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The only decent coffee I found in Salinas. We were there for Sunday brunch and even though they were crazy busy, the staff were friendly and helpful and the service was great. The prices were OK and the portions were a decent size, but it was the coffee that had me sold.

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Thank HLJHLJ
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Cinamon rolls was good, don't expect poach eggs in your Benedict, coffee was awesome, overall was ok, only place in salinas serving this type of food

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Thank Otto V
Charlottetown, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The coffee is superb. The site is a beautiful open air style restaurant. Service is great and English is spoken. Great place to meet ex-pats and Ecuadorians alike.

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Thank Wendy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 11, San Lorenzo , Salinas, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Santa Elena Province  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 593979595496

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