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Inca Lounge and Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Paseo 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 7-285-0470
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit grimy. Nice place to visit with mostly American gringos. Look, it's very average but honestly there are nicer places to hang out while paying $5 USD for a pint.

Thank E A
Miami Beach, Florida
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187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Inca. It is filled with members of the expat community, travelers and Ecuadorians. Their are 3 TVs Inside and out, that blast American And international sports events. It is loaded with chairs, tables and of course the bar to watch your favorite teams. The food was surprisingly good. They have burgers, Tex Mex, vegetarian Etc, etc. The... More 

Thank bgerber948
Palm City, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went here a couple nights ago and had the quesadilla and the chili and beans. Both were incredible. It's a small place overlooking the river with a mostly gringo crowd. Good hangout place.

Thank joek0044
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant/bar is a little hard to find but well worth the effort. We actually went there on Thanksgiving the first time, and the food and service was outstanding. I think my burger was the best I have had in Cuenca! They also have great nachos and a really good chimichanga. The seating is really comfortable and they have a... More 

Thank carej50
Keene, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best bar I've visited in Cuenca. Besides having great affordable food I felt welcomed right away while striking up conversations with both ex-pats and Ecuadorians. The bands that play open mic have been great to watch ( tons of talent here) and there's plenty of plasma to watch American sports... Go Pats!

Thank Nikki603
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went there because is the only place i was recomended that had pay per view UFC. they also had other sports on the screen, food was really good, not expensice. service was moderate. Near the river, safe environment.

Thank Alejo H
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I enjoyed meeting the owner of the bar as well as his friendly staff. Gringos will certainly meet other gringos who live in the city if this is what you are looking for. The food is really good and drinks are reasonably priced. Go have fun there

Thank eaglecadd
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Inca is a nice place, because of the mood is great, however this is the second time i have stomach issues for the beer, the belgium wit in fack. I recommend the owner check the sanity production standards, there is something wrong with that beer and im pretty sure im not the only one who get sick after drinking it.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Based on reviews touting INCA’s burger as the best in Cuenca I have tried this place several times. No time has it been the best of anything or even very good. The quality of the food is inversely related to the amount of time it takes for your order to come out of the kitchen and my burgers were never... More 

Thank GuyGourmet
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is my first bad experience in Cuenca in 8 months. Owner Mike was very personable and brought us our first drinks Right away. That was the last we saw of good service. Two tables of that got there well after us were served and we were still waiting for just anything. We finally had to return to the for... More 

Thank Gary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-285-0470
The phone number is 07-2850470. There's also a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Cuenca-Ecuador/Inca-Lounge/121568937860311.

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