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El Otorongo, Cultural Gallery Cafe
El Otorongo (Cañari word meaning jaguar) is an Art Gallery and a Cafe all in one place. There you can have a fun and relaxed time with friends, have a bite and coffee or drinks, while observing beautiful art pieces.
El Otorongo exhibits and sells the Peña Collection, hand-made utilitarian items and accessories, like leather purses and computer bags, among others, decorated with designs inspired by Ecuadorian pre-Columbian pieces and petroglyphs, and by the 'chola cuencana' (native woman from Cuenca) folklor as well. They also have exhibits of a variety of forms of art and handicrafts, beautiful pieces made by local artists.
The specialty of the Cafe are the 'tamales' a la Otorongo, made with different local ingredients like quinua, zambo, and mote. They also have home-made fruit ice-cream and other delicious treats.
Go ahead, stop by El Otorongo, they might even have some live music on.
Contact El Otorongo, Cultural Gallery Cafe
Plaza Otorongo, Tres de Noviembre Avenue, Cuenca, Southern-AndesView Larger Map