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Cafe Mosaico

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American, South American, Ecuadorean
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: By far the greatest view of Quito, with excellent menu offerings and the...
By far the greatest view of Quito, with excellent menu offerings and the best coffee in town. A must visit for locals and foreigners alike to enjoy coffee or a full meal while witnessing Quito in its fairest light.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the view!

My brother and I decided to have a drink here after visiting the park behind. We don't normally go for the tourist recommended restaurants but the view was so spectacular that we switched from drinks to dinner. We both had fresh juices that take a few moments to arrive because they are literally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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  • Romantic
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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My brother and I decided to have a drink here after visiting the park behind. We don't normally go for the tourist recommended restaurants but the view was so spectacular that we switched from drinks to dinner. We both had fresh juices that take a few moments to arrive because they are literally being blended to order (as we later... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best part about this place is the view, you can see the whole old town of Quito from here. The food is so so, and the service a little slow, but I'm pretty sure you mostly come here for the view! The portions are big so I would recommend getting a few different appetizers to share. Overall, definitely worth... More 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

mostly anywhere you go, you will have a nice view of Quito, but from this cafe you can have a big panoramic photo of Quito in the day or night time. The hot wine is a must if you go and I also love that they are pet friendly!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had an overall very good experience. If you seat on the patio you can enjoy the view of the beautiful centro historico. This restaurant it's not too fancy, not too expensive, average $20 per person for food and wine. Portions are big so I highly recommend to order few tapas and you can have a meal! They have a... More 

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Minsk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited this cafe in the evening, waiters didn't put any attention, we were waiting for them long to order meal and drinks, food was very expensive and coffee was really bad. This place just has a great view of city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Cuisine was solid, but what made it a great dining experience was the timely/attentive service and the glittering view of the city at night.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sit outside at sunset and watch the city come alive at night. There's one restaurant in Quito for this particular view of the historic district and it's Cafe Mosaico.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went at night and sat on the outside patio so we could really enjoy the views of the city, which are incredible! The service is poor here, but it is in most places so don't let it bother you too much. My two companions had burgers which they loved. I had the fish in coconut sauce (I think it's... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Fantastic place for a nice dinner out. Delicious food, great drinks and a breathtaking view of the city. If you want a little taste of a selections of foods, Mosaico has a great selection of creative platters that make a perfect meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Make sure you go in the evening (about 5pm before the crowds) to set yourself up on the patio for the beautiful sunset with a glass of red wine and cheese / olive platter. Great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-2871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

By far the greatest view of Quito, with excellent menu offerings and the best coffee in town. A must visit for locals and foreigners alike to enjoy coffee or a full meal while witnessing Quito in its fairest light.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?