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Tres Estrellas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Ecuadorean, South American
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Calle Larga 1-174, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-6968
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have had Cui on previous trips to Quito and Cuenca. Map direction to Tres Estrellas incorrect on google maps etc, but we tracked it down towards the end of Calle Larga closer to Pumapungo. We found it stopped in at 645pm, vacant and asked if they had Cui tonight...$20 down payment and 1 hour later we returned for our... More 

Thank crazyhorsellc
Mobile, AL
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We went there because I wanted to try Cuy (guinea pig) that is a popular Ecuadorian food. I thought it was very little meat and lots of grease. The service was very good and the decoration of the restaurant is interesting. I noticed that most of the clients when we ate there were richer Ecuadorians, although I did not thing... More 

Thank rwr1226
Gainesville, Florida
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews of this place we decided to try coy here. It was surprisingly delicious. The skin is crispy and the meat is tender. Not fatty or gamey. The meal came with potatoes and corn. Plenty for 2. Reasonably priced.

Thank Jane O
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

To really "taste" Ecuador, the local favorite is Cuy; Tres Estrellas has the best atmosphere, and the traditionally eaten Cuy is delicious. The plate is big enough to share. The hosts are always smiling. :)

Thank Jeannetta S
Santa Barbara, CA
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

When in southern Ecuador, follow the locals and savor succulent roasted guinea pigs (cuy) at Tres Estrellas. If cuy does not sound appealing to you but someone in your party is keen to try it, do not worry. This restaurant has an extensive menu and is known for roasting meats of all kind. My son (he is the one keen... More 

1 Thank Virtual_Jade
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

the best place for trying traditional lolcal dishes from ecuador. one of my favorite placesin town,,,

Thank Valeria A
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Great service and delicious traditional food especially cuy! You do need to order cuy one hour ahead, but it is fun watching it cook rotisserie style. The restaurant itself is decorated with antiques like singer sewing machines, old radios, cameras, and vintage tools. A neat place to go. Need decent Spanish to order and know what you are getting! GREAT... More 

Thank Bob P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent, the restaurant looks and feels the part. Even appreciating that two of us are typically English with an arrogant lack of understanding foreign languages we were with a bi lingual Spanish person, but it didn't help! We were introduced to a waiter who could translate for us. Such as this is Beef in a sauce, this... More 

Thank 254dcg
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
1,088 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We arrived around noon and we had to wait for 1h to get a roasted cuy. Crispy skin and flavorful meat. The side dishes were mediocre. We also had a typical soup while we waited for the cuy, locro de papas. Very tasty and fulfilling.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

These people take the time to give you more of an experience rather than just a dinner. They let us see the cuys (guinea pigs) roasting in a huge open kitchen setting. Very interesting and quite delicious when it's done! If you want to try cut this is the place :-)

Thank dayna s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Ecuadorean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga 1-174, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-6968

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