Don Colon Rules

I have been to Cuenca several times and have always wanted to eat at Don Colon’s restaurant. For one reason or another I have never had the pleasure of dining at this establishment. So when I saw that Don Colon was relocating right off the Parque Calderon I was ecstatic. Construction went on all weekend and they opened Monday.


Don Colon Sign

Don Colon Restaurant


I couldn’t wait to try it out Don Colon’s the first day at their new location. I was not disappointed, as I had a bowl of great potato soup, pork chop with rice and hominy along with a dessert. In addition a fresh juice is served which was Mora on Monday. The meal was topped off with a fried dessert stuffed with apple filing. This came to a whopping $4.00 for this multi course meal. I was astonished and could not believe the quality of the food.


Monday's Lunch Special

Monday’s Lunch Special 


Being a suspicious type person I ventured back today Thursday to try the lunch again. I had my choice of liver and onions, a tipico Ecuadorian meal and a Chimichanga with chicken and cheese. I chose the latter, even though its probably not the most healthy. First course again was a delicious soup and the my entree with black beans and rice, salad and the Chimichanga.


Thursday's Lunch

Thursday’s Lunch 


Afterwards I was served a fantastic fried Sopapilla with banana inside. The juice of the day was Papaya. I was blown away again and could not believe how great it tasted and how full I was after a huge lunch.





I had the pleasure of meeting Colon Campos who owns the restaurant and is the namesake. He greeted every customer himself personally today. Given the low end pricing, the quality of the food and the fantastic customer service I don’t see any reason this restaurant won’t thrive in its new location. Oh by the way, he has Fish and Chips tomorrow and I will be back!


Don Colon and the Nomadic Texan

Don Colon and the Nomadic Texan

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6 responses to “Don Colon Rules”

  1. At those prices, I’d probably eat there everyday and have to use a seat belt extender on the way home.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      I could eat there everyday! The nice thing about Cuenca is that you walk so much around the city, it is hard to actually gain weight at that altitude. I ate more ice cream in the 5 weeks than I ate all year at home and still lost about 8 pounds total. I have back issues also and the walking helped my lower back immensely. Now if I can make myself maintain the walking in the 100 degree plus temperatures in Texas, I will be fine! Ha! Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

    • Don Colon says:

      Thanks! Please come by asap. Looking forward to meeting you. Colon

  2. Don Colon says:

    Thank you for this wonderful page. The pictures are great and I really like your blog. You have a special place in my heart. Please come back and visit soon. Colon

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      You are too gracious. I wound up eating at your restaurant 4 times total, in the first week you were open! I absolutely love the food, the service and especially your customer service and personal greeting each time I ate at Don Colon’s. I feel I have made a friend for life and as soon as we visit Cuenca again, I will eat at Don Colon’s before I eat anywhere else! Muchas Gracias mi amigo y que tu negocio sea fructífero!

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