Tuesday, April 4, 2017

El Patio Comida Urbana

The food truck craze isn't only in the States, it's come to Cuenca!

The new "El Patio Comida Urbana" is on the corner of Av. Solano and 28 de Febrero. Opening date was March 30th and they're the new hot spot in town.

It's so close to our condo, we can't help to stop by for a Chai Te Latte Caliente, a gyro, a slice of pizza or a crepe or waffle. All the food trucks have specialties -- even sushi! There's something for everyone and a wonderful courtyard where you can listen to relaxing music and enjoy the atmosphere.

There's even a doggie park for your fur babies and a children's play area (with restrooms). Think of it as an outside food court, but better.

The first night we had Emilio's pizza by the metro. For $5.88 we had a half meter of pizza with toppings and it was huge. There were three of us and we all took home some leftovers.

The next day we had a waffle with everything (mora, strawberries, bananas, ice cream, and whipping cream) for $5.95 at Tip Top Crepes and Waffles and it was delicious. Everything is made fresh while you wait and it's delivered to your table in the patio area filled with rustic furniture, plants,and colorful light fixtures.

Don't let the rain stop you because the common area is covered and there are patio tables outside with comfortable seating.

Also, Emilio's Italian Place has a double-decker food truck. If you go upstairs, it's all enclosed with a beautiful view of Turi at night.

Here's a sampling of the food trucks:
Pachau Food Fusion - Try their strawberry and kiwi drinks
Los Checitos
Namii Hamburgers
The Rock Van
El Tradicional -- Ecuadorian Food
Emilio's - Italian
Jeff Salteaditos -- Great appetizers
Grills on Wheels -- All things grilled
Tip-Top Crepes and Waffles -- Try the Everything Waffle
Plataneria from Colombia
El Gury Sandwiches -- Gyro meets sandwiches and wraps
Maru (Dulces)
Sabores y Tradiciones
The Beer Garden
Midori -- Sushi

There are a lot more trucks that I left out, but you'll have to experience it for yourself. They are open Tuesday - Sunday from 11 AM to 11 PM, although on Tuesdays (or at least this Tuesday they didn't open until 12 noon).

I'll leave you with some pictures to whet your appetite!

Common Area 

Midori Sushi 

Until next time...hasta luego!

Connie & Mark

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