Casa Alonso, the restaurant inside Hotel Mansión Alcázar, is a quiet oasis in an oftentimes noisy city. An oasis where you can enjoy a fine meal, fine wine, and a fine atmosphere.
This delightful restaurant has two dining areas. One is inside the restored colonial building.
The other, shown in the image on the right, is in a glass-in gazebo, surrounded by garden greenery.
Each area has its own ambience. The gazebo is perfect for larger dinners, where everyone can see each other in the large open space. The lighting here is more subdued.
The main, but smaller, dining area uses mirrored dividers to create more intimate settings while at the same time making the room seem bigger than it is. The lighting here is brighter, but not intrusive.
Comfortable chairs, beautiful wall paintings and a huge bouquet of roses have you thinking that you're in a country inn somewhere in Europe.
The meals are nouvelle cuisine and always done to perfection. And if you can't find quite what you're looking for, they can usually do your beef, chicken or fish the way you like it.
You have a wide choice of wines at Casa Alonso. Most are from Chile, although there are wines from Argentina and Europe as well.
On our last visit, three of us ate for less than $50. Admittedly, we had no wine or dessert. With wine and dessert for two, you'll likely pay $50 to $60, including the 12% tax and 10% service charge, unless you go for one of the more expensive meals.
Payment options include cash, credit card, and billing your meal to your room account if you're staying at Hotel Mansión Alcázar.
You'll find Casa Alonso deep inside Mansión Alcázar, located at Bolívar 12-55 between Tarqui and Juan Montalvo, just a short walk from Cuenca's Parque Calderón. The phone number is 07-2823889 if you'd like to make reservations.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It closes at 11 p.m. nightly.
The hotel's web site is www.mansionalcazar.com.
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