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Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba 110161, Ecuador
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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

In my opinion, someone needs to take over this place and make it nice again. It has potential, but nobody to really care. You won't die there, but it lacks so much, for the price. Not worth it.

Thank SofiaEstrella
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We enjoyed very good vegetarian lunches and very economical prices. Their lunch specials had one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian option with excellent soup and fresh juice. The chef took great pride in pleasing his customers.

Thank Errol P
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We did not stay in the hostel, and the setting is attractive. The menu was very limited however. Most of the menu items had been covered over with only a few choices remaining of mostly Mexican food. The chicken dish was fair, but bland. The beef burrito was almost tasteless, with nothing but very plain refried beans and tough and... More 

Thank Jerry S
Istanbul, Turkey
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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went there for lunch and breakfast. Lunch menu was 3,5 USD and it was good also had veggie option. Breakfast also costs 3.5 USD but its a bit simple, I can't recommend it. The upside they have the best internet connection in town. Also they have live music on Saturday where the Swiss owner plays hangdrum which I really... More 

Thank Serhat T
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Been here twice and was disappointed both times by the food. Table service was friendly and prompt. Food was only average in presentation, quantity and quality. With so many other high quality places in Vilca Escondido needs to step up their game.

Thank professorDon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended jardin as a place to stay. We thought we would have lunch here before deciding wether to stay. It's a nice little courtyard setting. The juices had no flavour and were watered down. Then I heard the microwave going multiple times I said if that's our food we wouldn't have it but were told it wasn't dispute... More 

Thank DannySaggers
Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! The owners, Marco and Sonia, are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, and they go above and beyond to help you out! The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the food is good, too (Marco makes his own bread, and it's incredible!). The pool is clean and refreshing, and the showers are... More 

Thank Melissa S
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2016

ofer good food, goog music, good people. a good menu for diferent test. the place is very confortable and private. good good

Thank Sonia R
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

My family ate here for the first time and ordered 3 different offerings. All three were disappointing. The most noteworthy was the dry overlooked burger with nothing on it but a tomato a slice of cheese and some wilted lettuce. We had to ask for a side of ketchup and mayonnaise and were brought only ketchup. The buns had been... More 

Thank Martina G
Punta Gorda, Belize
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is our place when we want to get away from the square and have a peaceful, garden like environment for breakfast or lunch. We are especially fond of the breakfast selection all of which are filling and well priced. My personal favorite is the flourless chocolate cake which is a gourmet delight!

Thank Roth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Montalvo | One Block North of the Main Square, Vilcabamba 110161, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Loja Province  >  Vilcabamba
Stunningly fresh food served a a romantic garden setting.

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