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La Esquina Calle Larga

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Calle Larga | Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-5344
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Esquina is one of my favorite places to eat in Cueca. The "discos" are the best items on the menu. One of my favorite is the mustard chicken. The service is friendly and courteous. The ambience is very nice. Small but quaint. Come hungry and try to avoid the bread with the wonderful sauces. They speak English.

Thank MaryAnn H
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome, is a small corner restaurant in Calle Larga, I went with my wife and from the moment we stepped in it was great, the waiters were really nice, but the food was just incredible, I had the roquefort steak and the cheese and pure flavors combined with the perfect meat term, geez, it was just amazing.... More 

1 Thank Fernando M
Samborondon, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and dish presentation. The portions are big enough to share and the desserts are amazing.

1 Thank Guguitalinda
Murten, Switzerland
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went for dinner to La Esquina during carneval bank holidays in Cuenca. Very kind service, good recommendations. We eat one of there seafood Cazuelas for two - portion would have fed 4, I guess. Delicious, but far too much for two persons. Please reduce the portion size in order not to waste food! Prices are rather high, but really... More 

Thank sibylle k
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Even though we had to wait 45 minutes until a table was free. The experience was worthy. The orders were served promptly and were very good presented. The flavor was delicious. We kept talking about how good it was. The desserts wonderful. The chocolate mousse with whisky, the chocolate cake with oporto and vanilla ice cream and black berries, ummm.... More 

Thank Mayra R
Cuenca, Ecuador
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Meals here were exquisite. Took many visitors, they all had the same positive experience.service was fast, easy to find. Deserts were out of this world. I definitely will return. Cozy attmosphere.

Thank 63lorraine2015
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was there for a meal alone and I order medallions of meat a platter that they offer and requested more ají (chile sauce) but the answer was that it was finish and they only make it in big portions and they can't make only for me !! I requested a beer was served warm and I told them this... More 

Thank Julio L
Eugene, OR
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were first here two years ago upon visiting Cuenca for the first time. It seems like many restaurants are not able to maintain the high standards we encountered on our first visit but La Esquina has done so. We will return again!

Thank GaryDawsonDesigns
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in my meal, I had the Neapolitan Chicken. It was edible, just not great, and I found this restaurant fairly highly priced in comparison to others.

Thank Nicky M
Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Go for one of the "iron disc" plates - big enough to share for 2-4 people, depending on your appetite. Save room for dessert (worth the splurge for sure)! Decent happy hour prices and nice ambiance!

Thank Jill N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, International, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga | Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-5344
Tipical Argentinan restaurant. Iron disc cooking style.

Iron disc?
An iron disk is a skillet pan, made for an artisan blacksmith, they give a special touch and distinguished flavour to our dishes. we cooked in them and you can served at the table, like a sharing plate.

You already know what an iron disc is, now you are ready to choose which one you want to share with your family, friends or partner or by yourself.

We offer a variety of them: chicken, beef, seafood, shrimp, risottos, pastas, fish, vegetarian, ...
And multiples sauces: cabernet, mustard, nevada, Thai, ...

You can not leave us without to try our homemade desserts, made by own pastry chef.
So delicious that you will struggle to choose one of them !!

We have a variety of wines. you will be suprise with our wine list. Wines for all tastes and palates and always get the best advice about wines to get with your food.

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