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Don Colon Restaurant

$$ - $$$Latin, , International
Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 99 827 0703
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (96 reviews)
“soup” (45 reviews)
“juice” (42 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be recommended. Great food and drink at reasonable prices and with a lovely atmosphere. The owner, Don Colone, adds to the relaxed and friendly ambience.

Thank ElizabethF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious $4 executive lunch, one with steak and the other sea bass. Food was delicious, location is great and we enjoyed hearing stories from Don Colon while we enjoyed a relaxing lunch.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don Colon is iconic to Cuenca. In the old part of the City, adjacent to Parque Calderon. A quaint, cozy place where you will be welcomed and served very fresh, nicely prepared food. Colon, is the person in Cuenca whom everyone knows. He has an...More

Thank Marsey K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for an afternoon cocktail and met the owner. Returned the following night for dinner. The $7.95 dinner he mentioned was actually $8.95. Still not a bad deal, including salad, meat entree and yucca. Service was excellent and good atmosphere.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don Colons Restaurant is the place we bring every visitor we have to Cuenca. Don Colon and Yamileth are the perfect host and always on hand to give the warm welcome you would expect by professional restauranteurs. The local is perfect, right accross from Parque...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We realy had a warm welcom here. Nice conversation with the owner (Don Colon). Great story and a few good tips on Cuenca. Hospitality is great is this establishment.

Thank Dutchtraveler999
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Bad menu, really expensive the meat 🍖 is awful. Terrible service. The toilet 🚽 is extremely dirty. I think it is a bad place for tourists

1  Thank Leandro Felipe M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are new to the Historic District and need a friendly place...You can't pass up a chance to relax, have a great meal and make some new friends.

Thank Sherryl A
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were looking forward to sampling this restaurant. They wanted to give us the menu but we opted for the special of the day. Starter was the soup of the day which was very good and tasty; next was the fish and chips we ordered,...More

1  Thank coolgran5
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Are there two Don Colon's? The one we went to over and over became our oasis. Relaxing. Great people-watching venue. Cold beer. Tasty food. Informal atmosphere. And Don Colon. He greets every visitor with the warmest smile and most genuine welcome, then sees to it...More

1  Thank stanleydoneverett
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Sigrid M
7 April 2017|
Response from skipkm16 | Reviewed this property |
No, I haven't tried the native fanesca, which I think is the local fish soup for Easter. However, Don Colon's meals are not as good as I've had at other restaurants, and jis copies of American recipes are not as good as the... More
Sigrid M
7 April 2017|
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Response from Lafayette B | Reviewed this property |
Around Easter I'm sure he does....sorry for the late response
28 April 2015|
Response from MrHubertPizarro | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I recommend Huevos Rancheros... Scrambled eggs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benigno Malo y Sucre | Central Plaza, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Don Colon)
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 99 827 0703
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