NOE Sushi Bar

NOE Sushi Bar fuses extraordinary traditional Japanese gastronomy with the Ecuadorian palate, complemented by a truly creative and visually artistic presentation. Everyone who enters NOE Sushi Bar is shrouded in an ambience of art and pleasure. In a cozy space that is personalized and attentive to detail, the seduction begins with the menu: the colors, combinations, and names of the dishes captivate both your eyes and your stomach. Noe Carmona, the artist, executive chef, and partner, lets his knowledge and inspiration flow to create 70% of the choices that are…

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Day Trip – Chordeleg

Nestled in the hills of the Azuay province, Chordeleg is a hop, skip and a jump (or a short bus ride if you’d prefer) from Cuenca.  If you decide a bus is the more efficient way to travel, they leave frequently from Cuenca’s Terminal Terrestre and the cost is less than $2.  It takes about an hour to get there, but the scenery is great and time flies.  Once in Chordeleg, the bus will drop you off a few blocks from the town square where all the Jewelry stores are…

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El Colgado Restaurante – The Hanged Man

Combine a passion for the culinary arts, a little mysticism and the desire to serve others above all else and what have you got – El Colgado Restaurante on the Rio Tomebamba in Cuenca. Opened just a couple of months ago by Gustavo Chalco and Carlos Lima, the restaurant’s name comes from a deep interest in tarot cards and their meanings. According to Gustavo, El Colagado (the Hanged Man) “… stands for someone in constant meditation. He understands the game of life, but chooses to watch instead of play the…

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