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Sativa Studio Cafe

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Luis A. Martinez Street & Eloy Alfaro Street | Behind the supermarket, Banos 33130, Ecuador
+593 99 530 4432
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Best vegetarian food, best burger, we came here 3 times and tried a few things on the menu, everything was amazing, best salad!!

Thank Aimzy89
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went here yesterday. Most of the time there was No staff in the room so we weren't even sure if we can get food here. We had each a veggi Burger and a Juice. The Taste was all right but far from A ver good veggi Burger. After all the food gave me a real Bad diarria the whole... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were extremely surprised and pleased when we walked into this relatively small café in downtown Banos. The Decor was definitely interesting with a Caribbean flavor. We dined on five-star vegan food from a Small menu. The large salad was both artistic and delicious with numerous greens we had never heard of. All organic grown in the backyard of the... More 

Thank PaulDavisMD
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were told about this place by some other people staying at our accommodation. It's a very simple cafe with only four items on the menu, but the food is prepared with love and incredibly tasty. My tamales was delicious, and the salad was like no other I've had but went very well with the tamale. My boyfriend had the... More 

Thank giddy2g
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I love this place! It has delicious food and fresh ingredients grown in the garden out back. The place is beautifully decorated and combined with the music, it creates a relaxing, chill vibe. All the furniture and decorations are recycled material, which I though was pretty cool. I will definitely be going back here.

Thank josiahdmarrs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We ordered the veggie burger fries and the patacones dish with salad. The veggie burger was decent and the fries had nice flavor. But the patacones dish threw me for a loop. The patacones had a weird flavor and the salad was one of the most unusual and untasty that i had ever tasted. it seemed as if a bunch... More 

Thank mhdowning
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Let's start by saying, this place is not a restaurant they are not there to serve you, you are not their client and the food will not be flawlessly prepared and served. This place breaks all the rules and yet it is so good and worth it. The idea is, this is an exchange this person will make some food... More 

Thank Pame C
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The best salad I've had in Ecuador ! The food here is incredible, and is fresh straight from the owners garden. The service certainly isn't conventional, so come with patience and an open mind. It is a very, very laid back atmosphere with a unique feel. The speciality drinks are also great but do taste a bit medicinal (as they... More 

Thank Annie G
San Diego, CA
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161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Interesting menu, small but creative. Tons of food when you get it. The salads have everything you can imagine in them. The veggie burgers are enormous and come with a massive salad. I had the "green" soup and it was definitely green, and chewy. Good flavor. The most fun aspect of this restaurant is that the staff seems permanently stoned.... More 

Thank Connie B
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Vegetarian, conscious, healthy food. The salad is grown there, absolutely crea. This place would be a great find in any country. I am here for a short time but I know I will do most of my meals here. Thank you Sativa - I feel recharged.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$5
Caribbean, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luis A. Martinez Street & Eloy Alfaro Street | Behind the supermarket, Banos 33130, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: +593 99 530 4432
Sativa Studio Cafe is a pottery studio and vegan cafe located in the heart of Banos city. Its a space where you can relax, enjoy a healthy and beautiful meal on handmade ceramic plates, drink organic homemade fruit wines, organic Ecuadorian coffee, or just hang out by the fireplace while sipping a hot cup of our organic herbal teas. The food is all vegan and delicious.

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