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    by MalenaN
  • Pumapungo - Cuenca
  • Lunch at Pumapungo - Cuenca
      Lunch at Pumapungo
    by MalenaN

After visiting Museo del Banco Central Pumapungo I had planed to eat lunch at El Maíz, which is a recommended restaurant nearby. But on the way I passed Pumapungo, which had a sign outside advertising lunches for $2.00 (July 2011). So I decided to go inside and have a look. The restaurant is on the other side of a small courtyard and I decided to eat there. For $2 you get a soup, a main plate, a desert and a juice. The first time I ate here I also got a bowl of Mote de Maíz and the second time I had lunch here (yes, I came back another day) I got a bowl of popcorn.

Many of the lunch costumers seem to be people working in the neighbourhood, and there were no tourist at all, which I liked. Even though there are many lunch guests it is a quiet place.

Address: Calle Larga
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Near Museo del Banco Central Pumapungo, on the other side of the road.
Price: less than US$10
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  • Written Oct 17, 2011
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Comments (2)

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    How lovely to get a bowl of popcorn :)

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Feb 8, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      It is quite common in Ecuador to get some pop corns or banana chips with the lunch.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Pumapungo (love that name) was a great choice and a great price. It's always good to eat where the locals eat.

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