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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 near Antepara, Quito, Ecuador
(02) 254 2871
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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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
Amazing views

Great place to get spectacular views of Quito specially at night. Food is not bad and service was decent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to get spectacular views of Quito specially at night. Food is not bad and service was decent.

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calgary,alberta
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66 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

High on a hill overlooking the city. We were part of a large group so service was a little slow but very friendly. Prices reasonable and large portions of food. We sat outside on the terrace and it was quite warm. Best to sit outside in the evening as the view is amazing.

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Shanghai
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The place is super famous because of the view of the city it has, mostly the historic center! I took some clients I am originally from Quito and had never been until a couple of days ago, for the out sitting since its high up there on top of the mountain gets cold at night and there is no heaters...... More 

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Gharghur, Malta
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127 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant is located rather off the beaten track and is out of the old town centre and located on high ground. The views of Quito are extensive and the food was excellent. Seems to be really popular with locals too.

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Panama City, Panama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We are staying in the San Blas area of Quito and choices here are few. The Ronda in the old town is probably outside our budget so we were delighted to find that Cafe Mosaico offered fab views and good, tasty food at an affordable price. Wine, like everywhere else we have been in Ecuador (except Banos??) was expensive but... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You'll never have a better view of Quito than you will from the terrace of this restaurant. As an American who has frequently traveled on business and pleasure to Ecuador I was disappointed when I first walked in to hear a live band playing really cheesy 70s and 80s american music! Those horrible songs that stick in your head for... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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: Romantic

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