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Tiestos - Restaurant Cuenca - Ecuador

Tiestos is pure culinary genius. Besides exquisite family-style food prepared in huge ceramic hot plates, you will find that the chef is extremely personable, making rounds to each table as guests eat. To really spoil yourself, order the degustación (tasting) menu for two people, which includes five courses and two glasses of wine for each person, featuring gigantic prawns in a garlic butter sauce, tender beef in parmesan cream sauce and chicken in curry macadamia sauce. All meals come with nearly a dozen sides, including Israeli couscous, hot pepper sauces with fruit, pearled onions and rice. Although you will be stuffed by the end, do not miss out on the exceptional desserts, like the brownie topped with chocolate-coffee mousse with passion fruit ice cream! Reservations are required, whether for lunch or dinner, because this place has quite the reputation in town. Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-3 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m.


Juan Jaramillo 7-34 and Borrero

Cuenca, Ecuador


Prices: High End

Price Description:

entrees: $9.20-17.30 (1 person), $40-73 (family-style for 4 people), tasting menu: $62.50

Reservation: Required

Contact Information:
Phone: 07-283-5310, Cel: 09-8723-3063
E-mail: jcsj71(at) / tiestosjj7-34(at)

Other Restaurants in Cuenca that may be of interest: Kookaburra Café, Wildhorse Café, Moliendo Café, Good Affinity Restaurant and Tea House, Wunderbar Café, Café Austria, Café Eucalyptus, La Esquina, El Pedregal Azteca and San Sebas Café.

By Jena Davison

I am a curious, passionate and free-spirited travel writer, currently working as a Staff Writer and Editor for V!VA. Shortly after...

25 Oct 2012

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