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CLOSED: Nectar

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    ( 16 reviews )


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Benigno Malo 12-27 (at Gaspar Sangurima), Cuenca, Ecuador,

Nectar Tea House, Gallery, and Tienda moved here from Benigno Malo 10-42 in 2014, and as of Jan 2015 it's no longer open for meals. It now offers a once-a-week catering: order by Tuesday and pick up on Friday. On Monday fresh bread is offered by delivery. On Monday and Tuesday it sells organic produce. MAR 2015 REPORTED NOT HERE, MIGHT HAVE MOVED - PLEASE SEND NEW ADDRESS TO HAPPYCOW.

Category: Vegan, Raw, Mediterranean, Take-out, Fusion

Reviews (16)

First Review by mvettorel

Bonne adresse - Edit

Le déj est à 3$50.
Ce jour là il comprenait un jus d'ananas, une soupe d'épinards, une assiette crudites-petis pois-mais et une petite verrine de bananes caramélisées pour le dessert.
Le cadre est agréable et le service correct.

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Veganlicious - Edit

A great vegan restaurant with a daily (special/)lunch and also great healthy delicious things on the menu. Quality food,
The owner and the people are so nice and helpful! The atmosphere is relaxed and stylish at the same time. My baby enjoys it there as well. :)

Pros: Tasty, Healthy, Good ambience

Cons: More cupcakes ;)

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The place to go for healthy food in Cuenca - Edit

Had the almuerzo a few times and it was always fresh and included lots of veggies. Definitely one of the healthiest options in Cuenca. Soup, main plate, juice, and a small dessert for about 3.75$

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NectarCuenca 31 Mar 2014 - Thank you for your review! Just wanted to note that our daily special is $3.50... Hope that no one overcheaged you!

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one of a kind - Edit

while visiting cuenca, ecuador we discovered this amazing lunch venue. we eat a whole foods, plant-based diet when in the states and were amazed at the wonderful food created in this charming establishment. each day there is a different option which includes drink, soup, entree, and fruit dessert. you can also order off the menu. the vibe is also wonderful...check it out! you don't have to be vegan to enjoy!

Pros: delicious food, great atmosphere, wonderful service

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friendly staff, good choices, cheap & clean - Edit

i ate lunch here a few weeks ago & had high expectatons after Reading the reviews but i found it was like most other almurzos menus in veg restaurants. It also had a extra option to eat from main menú which had good choices. I was happy to see chia tea on the menú which tasted great & i enjoyed dehydrated seeds & herb mix from the health store. It was vegan friendly on the day & i would definitely recommend it.

Pros: friendly staff, good choices, everything you need under one roof

Cons: healthstore abit expensive

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NectarCuenca 22 Oct 2013 - Not sure how high your expectations are, paying $3 for a meal? Almuerzos are always Wheat free, with organic greens, and no white rice. If that makes them the same as other establishments then you are definitely confused. There is no other restaurant that will serve you quinoa for almuerzo. Even though our door signs say vegetarian, we are and have always been the only vegan restaurant in the city (if not the whole country) since we opened two years ago. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Please be more specific about what you ate in your future reviews. That helps restauranteurs correct their mistakes.

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Amazing food - Edit

Everything is fresh, according to the best veggies available that day. The guacamole is made when you order it.

The most decadent dessert on the planet is their chocolate pudding. It's sinfully rich, and healthy as well. Made with the best ingredients, again, only when ordered.

Excellent family owned and operated restaurant, welcoming and pleasant. It's on the 2nd floor with a great health food store on the ground floor and a holistic clinic on the 3rd floor. Can't beat the combination.

Pros: great food, great ambiance, great staff

Cons: not open 7 days a week.

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Healthiest tastiest cuisine in Cuenca Ecuador - Edit

What an incredible find. This family owned and operated vegan restaurant doesn't just have the healthiest and tastiest food in Cuenca, it has a great atmosphere, a world class health food store on the bottom floor and farm fresh organic produce for sale on Tuesdays. You can also meet health minded people from around the world dining there. I'm so thrilled to have to have found Nectar and encourage everyone to experience their great vegan cuisine.
M. Hart
Cuenca Ecuador

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

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Good - Edit

I was pleasantly pleased with their meal,

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: the portion size needed to be just a bit

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NectarCuenca 22 Oct 2013 - Thanks for your review. If the portion size was not much, why didn't you ask us for it to be a bit more? From time to time we have clients leaving their food because it is too much. Others ask for a bit more and we are happy to accommodate them. One thing we dislike is wasting food! Have the courage to ask for a bit more next time, and we assure you that you will be rewarded!

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The BEST restaurant in Cuenca - Edit

This is simply the best restaurant in Cuenca. Brilliant, healthy, vegan food. The best quality and most affordable meals in town by far. Whether you have the menu of the day or choose a la carte, you can not go wrong at this place. The owners, Yianni and Tania, are down to earth, authentic and the real deal! A beautiful space with lovingly created food. We have never had a bad meal there in tens of visits. So honored to have a true VEGAN restaurant in Cuenca ... the energy of this food is amazing. If there were more restaurants like Nectar, the world would be a different place. A must visit!!

Pros: Fabulous, Healthy, Vegan food, Authentic owners, Loving energy, affordable prices

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Rico! Delicious! - Edit

Delicious delicious food, really relaxing ambience, nice waiters and chefs, and great healthy organic food.

They have a main menu with different delicious sounding appetizers, etc. I had the main almuezo del día.

They first brought out a nice salted popcorn, then a pumpkin soup (be Ecuadorian! Put the popcorn in the soup! Delicious!) Papaya juice, then a main of cooked potatoes, lentil salad, and a green salad with a lovely, light dressing.

Liked the whole restaurant, the food, the people. At $3 for an almuerzo, what a steal.

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Fabulous food in Cuenca - Edit

Nectar is an awesome restaurant, great food, great folks, great ambiance, and a master Chef Janni makes for a splendid experience. The offerings are creative, and wholesome. We try to eat organic and healthy which can be a challenge in S.A., Nectar was our Cuenca salvation.
muchas gracias !

Pros: Excellent 10 star

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Best Vegan Restaurant in South America - Edit

What a wonderful place to eat! The menu is well balanced and contains healthy ingredients. The owners are very nice. This is one of the best vegan restaurants I have ever been.

Pros: Delicious food, Healthy and balanced, Great staff

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Fabulous!!! - Edit

Our family enjoys this restaurant and tea house so much we eat there almost daily. It has the warmth and friendliness of a mom and pop diner, the style and ambiance of a European tea house, as well as the most nutritious, artfully prepared delectable cuisine in Cuenca. We are not vegetarians, but we do appreciate high quality whole organic food, particularly when it's prepared in such an attractive and delicious fashion. In addition to the daily almuerzo, which includes fresh juice, salad, a main course and desert for less than $3, a menu is available with excellent raw dishes, pita pizzas, appetizers, and desserts. I highly recommend trying a slice of the chocolate and/or banana cake, which in addition to being made with whole, natural, gluten free, vegan ingredients, are insanely delicious. And don't forget to accompany your cake with an freshly prepared herbal infusion!

Pros: inexpensive, nutritious, delicious

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Must visit! - Edit

This restaurant is fabulous. The owners are wonderful and the food is delicious, vegan and homemade- which can be tough to find in cuenca! It is also verryyyy inexpensive. Im sad I discovered this restaurant on the last day that Im in Cuenca because I would honestly eat at Nectar everyday. They also use organic produce that they get from a local farmer.

Pros: Delicious food, Wonderful atmosphere, This restaurant attracts awesome people!

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