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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 near Antepara, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 254 2871
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
cant beat the view, Greek-Ecua fusion food

Favorite place to take people from out of town. Make a reservation for the balcony and go right at sunset to have the best view of the city. Decent food, some fun greek options you cant find elsewhere in quito. Reasonable priced ($10-15 per person). also has a cool sort of boho feel. love this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Joy_al_mundo
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Quito, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Quito, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Favorite place to take people from out of town. Make a reservation for the balcony and go right at sunset to have the best view of the city. Decent food, some fun greek options you cant find elsewhere in quito. Reasonable priced ($10-15 per person). also has a cool sort of boho feel. love this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food is not the greatest (though perfectly nice and generously portioned), but the view really is spectacular and the atmosphere is good. Not fine dining, but well worth a visit!

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Newport Beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I go to Ecuador for volunteer work every year, and we bring the crew of 30 here if we have a night in Quito. Mainly for the view. Can't comment on the service since with a group of 30 it would be hard for any place. However the manager was very accomodating, and helpful. We pre-ordered the food and it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were told by someone at our hostel that this place was not to miss. Upon arrival we were barely greeted and basically sat ourselves. After a few different servers shuffles by one decided to actually serve us. The food is monstrously overpriced and for some reason they brought mayo and ketchup to our table even though we ordered ceviche... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My best friends from the USA came to Ecuador to help me celebrate my 60th birthday. I live in Cuenca, but we were in Quito for 'the big day'. Not knowing which restaurant to choose, we were told of Mosaico's beautiful views. We read the reviews, which did not seem good food-wise and service, but decided to go for the... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were there twice and only had lunch so I can't comment on dinner. I had the chicken Parmesan sandwich. It amazed me how they could cut chicken so thin, bread it, fry it and turn it into leather. My wife had a gyro and didn't recognize what the meat was. This is a place where you go for the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The view is enough reason to go. The foods good. Not the best ever but def not bad. The service is a little slow but still go if you're in quito!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Positives: - view Negatives: - Out of most interesting items by 7:30p - Mojito with a solid layer of sugar at the bottom of the glass - Canned olives dumped into serving ware - Sloooooow service (maybe a positive - you can enjoy the view for ever. Just don't come hungry) - Out of the way location - good luck... More 

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Serbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place is on 'must visit list' for Quito. This restaurant has perfect location for Quito: from terrace can be seen historical center of Quito, volcano Pincicha, and almost all sightseeing locations in Quito. Best time to come to this restaurant is around 6 pm. This way, first you will enjoy sunset over Pincicha, and after that, night sky over... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love the view from this place! The food and service are oK but it is a nice cafe with good ambiance. Compared with the places nearby that got there several years later, this is the best one!! The others are not worth.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manuel Samaniego N8-95 near Antepara, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (02) 254 2871

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?