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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Lunch
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I like everything about this place. Variety of fish dishes and a good almuerzo, the owner seems to observe that some folks have budgets and less for food out. THe prices are a variety an so are the foods. THanks!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Small Peruvian cafe, caters to locals which we like. Almuerzo is $2.50, generous portions and tasty choices. The soup alone could be a meal in itself! I had the Causa de Atun (was missing it from last year!) - delicious. A large portion, could not...eat it all. Would have preferred my side with the Causa to be lettuce salad, not potato salad - but I can cope! Casual dining, not fancy, but very good.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

The almuerzo is a good price, $2.50 and good sized portions. Tasty chicken soup. The Causa de pollo is a must have.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

We went looking for a good restaurant but we did not the place very good . So we so Peru Mucho Gusto and the name of the restaurant called our attention , so we decided to went in and tried . Well we did not...regret about our decision . Food was delicious 😋 and a lot more that we can handle . The costumer service excellent . I highly recommend this restaurant and when you try it you will remember what I said . 😉😉More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Had a perfectly good almuerzo here for $2.50. The person in our party who ordered spaghetti was disappointed as it was drenched in an unpleasant Velveeta sauce. Stick with the lunch special.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed March 4, 2017

You can take it as good sign when you walk into a Peruvian restaurant at a slow time and the cook is watching cooking programs from Peru. I've been here several times now because I know they can deliver when I feel like some good,...authentic Peruvian dishes. In some ways, you can actually get better food in the food in Peruvian restaurants in Ecuador than you can in Peru. To be specific, I'd say any beef dish is a good bet. This is because the quality of the beef is so much better and it make the Peruvian recipes so much more delicious! The "lomo salteado" is a solid choice here. Many of the prices are a bit spendy, which is why I haven't tried their ceviche, but the non-seafood dishes are a bit more reasonable.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I ordered dinner for takeout -- ceviche, with an order of fried yucca. When I got my food home, I opened the first container and found that they had given me an extra dish (some kind of shrimp in sauce with rice) along with my...own. It was too late to return it, so I thought I would try it and save the rest for leftovers. The shrimp tasted fresh, but the sauce was very bland and boring. It just didn't taste good to me. All I could eat was a couple of bites. The ceviche was the worst I've ever had and I've eaten a lot of ceviche in my life. I think it may have been corvina, but I'm not sure. It was so tough, it was inedible, which was a shame because the seasoning was quite tasty. I'm not sure if it hadn't marinated long enough or was simply very tough fish. I could only stomach two bites. The only good thing about my dinner was the yucca fries -- they were delicious. I took the leftover food outside to throw in a garbage bin and found encountered a hungry, stray dog outside my door. I offered her the shrimp dish and she turned away in disgust. I will not return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was my first meal in Cuenca and I wasn't disappointed. This is not a fancy restaurant but it has really good food in a casual setting. I ordered the fried shrimp with fries and salad - cost $5. The shrimp (there were a lot...of them) were delicious with very light batter and the fries are excellent, especially when compared to the fries in the US. The food was cooked AFTER we ordered, which is a different concept from what we are used to in US. I ate everything. My partner ordered the lomo salteado and wants to go back all the time for more. We speak little Spanish and the servers spoke no English but we were able to get what we ordered and they were so nice to us. It was a very nice experience and we will go back before leaving Cuenca. Give it a try - it is a good place to eat!More

Date of visit: May 2014
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We got to Peru Mucho Gusto after 2pm, so he wasn't serving the daily "almuerzo" anymore. We decided we'd order a la carte anyway. We ordered the mixed seafood civiche but weren't sure how big it would be for 2, so got a side of...fries as well. The civiche was HUGE and came with some yucca, roasted corn kernels and choclo. That would've been enough for us. There was shrimp, squid, clams, fish, and octopus... so delicious! When the side of fries came out I didn't know what to say. There was a huge plate of fries with a couple of "salchis" (basically hot dogs butterflied on the ends to look fancier) and a side salad. I wasn't sure if he was trying to make up for not having almuerzo or what. Anyway, he was super nice and attentive. Everything was delicious. We had all this food and 2 large beers for $11. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2013
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