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General Torres 8-40, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-282-5571
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“paella” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
General Torres 8-40, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for tapas as we always enjoy this. We were told they had a Christmas party inside but we were welcome to dine on the patio. After ordering dinner and a bottle of wine to enjoy we were ambushed. The party guests took...More

Thank AdventureCalgary
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I popped in for dinner and took advantage of their special offer, $8 for a plate of spanish tortilla, ham and cheese croquettes, aubergine with Camembert, bread and a glass of wine. Super tasty and amazing value, I will be back!

Thank jane c
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The property is gorgeous, the restaurant is trendy and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. Prices are... fair. Not great, but fair. The food, on the other hand was unremarkable, other than the calamari, which was overcooked (tough), served at room temperature and tasted...More

Thank AWTSc
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

we are really sorry to know that you are disapointed with our food.Paella normally is our star dish and people are crazy for it. Really I don t know what happened that day. I am surprised . About the calamari , we breaded and fried...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

We understand that the restaurant has a spectacular ocean view but it cannot be seen at night. Nevertheless the restaurant building and the entrance are quite spectacular. We found the tables inside, at least the ones in the area where we were seated, too crowded...More

Thank Jarb46
NOMAPUBLICIDAD, Director of Sales at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear, Sorry but it seems you are a bit confused. We are located in Cuenca - Ecuador a beautiful city in the Andes. And we serve Mediterranean cuisine. Visit us, Regards,

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

What a great find in Cuenca! My husband is Basque and we agreed that the food was very tasty and representative of what you'd find in a Basque restaurant. The decor made us feel as if we were in San Sebastián, tastefully done. Service was...More

Thank Leticia L
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hello.Thank you for your important opinion.We do really appreciate your mood about our place.Being from San Sebastian is an Honour presenting in Cuenca a little piece of pintxos. we will be trying to do our best.

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a lot of excellent dishes besides the tapas. I have found there hamburgers to among the top 3-4 in my experience in Cuenca. Excellent mustard salsa served on the hamburger and very good French fries. Their chicken cordon blue is also excellent.

Thank Seneschal9517
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your opinion.We are glad to know about your tasting.Thank you for your recomendation.

Reviewed 18 June 2016

I enjoy going to Akelarre for the various delicious tapas that they offer, and the very reasonable cost that they charge. It's a place I will take people for business meals, and also for friendly visits (heck, my business meals are generally quite friendly!). I...More

Thank Gringo_Diner
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thanks for your comment.We apreciate your opinion.It is true that people likes our cozy and small restaurant as well as the food.

Reviewed 29 May 2016

A wonderful place for snacks, lunch or dinner, Akelarre has tapas and more! The setting is fantastic in the old colonial style with charming wood beams and frescoed walls. The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Conveniently located right in El Centro.

Thank sanguinewanderer
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hello.we are glad to know that you have enjoyed our place.Prices are rewied every year and we try not to increase a lot the rates due tothe excesives taxes we have in Ecuador.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here two nights in a row, it was that good. Big variety on the menu for very reasonable prices (however, with tapas it can add up quickly). House wine (Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile) was great and $4.50. Quiet atmosphere, quick...More

Thank Stephanie T
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you for your comment. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed our place. We still keep working to improve our quality standards and provide a better service to our guest

Reviewed 15 April 2016

Eaten there twice in the last week. The food has been ok- but only just. Both times we were the only people in the restaurant

Thank MrAusDog
indigosag, Gerente at Akelarre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for your opinion.Sorry the plave was empty, depends on the different days, try it another time maybe will be full.

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peter k
21 June 2015|
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Yes we do deliver on sundays from 11am till 22pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Torres 8-40, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-5571
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