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Montalvo y Rafael Vieira | A pocos metros de la cascada y diagonal a la torre, Banos 180250, Ecuador
+593 3-274-1609
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a couple from Seattle traveling through South America and it has been quite difficult for us to find good, healthy food in Ecuador (we have also been to Mindo and Cuenca). We were very pleasantly surprised to stumble across this restaurant, which is similar to something we would see in the U.S. My partner had the trucha Cajun... More 

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Thank Lisa S
New York
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159 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been surprised by how flavorful Ecuadorian food has been, and this place lives up to those standards. There is a large variety of food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians where you can try both Ecuadorian and other types of cuisine. We were a large group and the servers helped us order very quickly and get our food quickly as... More 

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United States
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their menu implied the food would have more flavor than the typical bland Ecuadorian fare. The chicken curry sandwich had only a hint of curry in it. I expected better food due to the high rating on TripAdvisor.

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Thank GourmetHiker
Philadelphia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fortunately happened upon to Cafe Hood as it was right around the corner from our hotel. The menu is a collection of international dishes - we started with the mixed tempura (veg and fish), which certainly seemed like an atypical Ecuadorian dish but it was the best tempura we have had outside of Japan! I had a plato Andino,... More 

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Thank biggreencane
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I really appreciate about the food here is the variety -- after having been living in Ecuador for months, I'm just a little weary of chicken and rice. I loved the falafel, fajitas were good, curry also good. Tropical smoothie was delicious! Nice laid back atmosphere. I recommend trying it.

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Thank Kate L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just came back from Cafe Hood, I was the only one there and sat outside while reading a book. Nice and friendly service, chill music, nice food although I don't think I ordered the best. I had fresh pineapple juice for only 1.25$ and as you can see it's a pretty big glass. The tempura vegetales were good, but... More 

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Thank Amy P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was wonderful the food was great. Great Aesthetic too! We were running late for our bus and they were wonderful about packing our food and accommodating us. Vegetarian friendly.

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Thank Tatiana M
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Muchas gracias por su valiosa opinión. Es muy importante saber que cumplimos siempre con nuestro lema "el cliente es lo... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with my Dad here. They have a great variety of food... we had taboulé, burrito and chinese noodles! All of it was yummy! The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is cosy. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Tania R
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. More 

Valencia, Spain
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A touch of hippy: Thai, Indian, Mexican and Ecuatorian food in a nice atmosphere. Good service. I recommend the Tungurahua plate but everybody in my large group was very pleased.

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Thank PalomaMV
Karina S, Propietario at Cafe Hood, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su valiosa opinión. Nos es muy gratificante, que nuestrxs clientes salgan satisfechos de Café Hood. Karina More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went here after we hit the thermal pools for a coffee and some dessert. It is a very relaxing place with unique decorations. The service was great!

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Thank Abbie H
Karina S, Propietario at Cafe Hood, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su valiosa opinión. Para nosotros dar el mejor servicio es nuestro reto. Karina More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montalvo y Rafael Vieira | A pocos metros de la cascada y diagonal a la torre, Banos 180250, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 3-274-1609
Description
CAFE HOOD will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Our menu is innovative with a fresh look for lunch and dinner. We offer cocktail drinks, coffee and many amazing deserts. Our restaurant atmosphere was created to give peace and great memories to travelers in a cozy environment. It is our goal to provide Baños with a restaurant that showcases international food, using high quality and sustainable ingredients combined with innovative cooking. If you are look for something healthy, a good price and delicious you found it!

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