El Patio Comida Urbana is food trailer heaven and it’s right here in Cuenca, Ecuador. It’s on 28 de Febrero and is literally just a stones throw east from Tres Puentes off of Solano. It’s relatively new and opened less than a week ago.
El Patio is an outdoor food court hosting about twenty different food trailers by my quick count with every type of food imaginable. The food trailers surround a large covered patio area and there’s a smaller area in front with tables and umbrellas.
The trailers all look new like they were specifically built for this. In fact I’ve never seen a food truck or food trailer in Cuenca before.
This might be a little off the beaten path for tourists but El Patio is already becoming a big hit with locals. I saw a pretty large group of about a dozen college age kids there that probably walked over from the University of Azuay which is only about a ten minute walk away on the other side of the Rio Yanuncay.
It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 PM to 11 PM and there are restrooms in the common area. It’s still very new and some of the tables and stools are a little wobbly but they’ll work that out.
This is a great concept, it’s trendy and a perfect fit for south Cuenca.