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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Classical traditional Cafe located in the 17th Century Monastery of Santa...
Classical traditional Cafe located in the 17th Century Monastery of Santa Catalina. We also own a farm 2 hours from Quito and grown our own lemons, yucca, papa china, camote, bananas, oranges, coffee and cacao (chocolate).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for a spot of lunch in the old town

While walking through the old town in Quito, we searched for a place that offered Ecuadorian style food as well as outside space. Fortunately we found Cafe Dios No Muere; quick friendly service to start with, as well as nice home cooked food that fills you up nicely. The plantain ball with cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Richard B
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London
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English first
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great drinking location in a quiet patio (albeit across a busy street). Good micro brew selections and snacks.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

While walking through the old town in Quito, we searched for a place that offered Ecuadorian style food as well as outside space. Fortunately we found Cafe Dios No Muere; quick friendly service to start with, as well as nice home cooked food that fills you up nicely. The plantain ball with cheese, avocado with tuna sauce plus seafood soup... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

We really appreciate the visit and the nice comments on our humnle Cafe. We have recently extended our lunch menu to include an Ecuaodrian and Vegetarian dish of the day. Our coffee from the farm in bags is waiting for your return. More 

Lincoln NE
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were eager to try this kitchy place as friends raved about it. It is a unique decor and relaxing little outdoor patio, but the food was so disappointing and bland, we were surprised. Over-priced as well. Our shrimp creole dish was under seasoned and shrimp was rubbery; the soup also bland. Uninspired.

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MATtheEXPAT, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Wow...."bland food" comment coming from somone that claims to be from Nebraska. We had better close our cafe or start offering steaks with corn meal. Perhpas you could come back and try our humitas....a corn tortilla with cheese! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We arrived with Simon bolivar and his retinue in the 1800s and placed our order. We did not receive our food until this year. In the intervening 200 years, we spent our time studying the lovely poster of hummingbirds on the wall, memorizing every brushstroke and quizzing each other on the number of feathers on each bird. Our server was... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and the time to write the comment. Too bad I wasnot there that night. Did you travel with the famous Manuela Saenz? Her house is just two doors down. More 

Quito, Ecuador
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I drank a beer there, the owner seems to be a great guy. Service is fast and friendly, will go back there for sure.

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MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and comment on my nice personality. Alert to all readers.....we did not bribe or give any free beer away to this great customer to write a nice comment about my personality! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Clever, campy decor but forgettable food. The Cajun claim is off-base, tho they do offer po'-boys on the menu. Very overcooked and tough meat. Untrained server. The menu has a great story about how they came to name it "God doesn't die," and the decorations are intriguing. Steep and narrow stairs up to the dining area may be uncomfortable for... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

I am gonig to let you off easy.....we have never served clams before in our restaurant. I would suggest you get things correct before you leave a comment. Perhpas people in Wisconsin are not familiar with seafood from the Ocean. Did you try our cheese? Asf for our server....she was a voluneer from Minnesota. Poor thing...I wil not mention your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited this place even after reading unusual owner's response to reviews. It was lunch time and the place was quiet. There was only a lady serving at the restaurant. The place is small but quite cozy and I got the table on the top floor next to the window so nice view. It is located in the quiet part... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment and visit. I am evidently quite famous on TA with my comments. We are waiting with baited breath for someone to compare me to the "soup Nazi"! Did you stop in to our humble establishment (it is acutally located in a Monastery..not a house) just to see how I would comment? Perhaps business will pick up... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My gf and I ate here April 6. We settled on the second floor, which is quite cozy with 3 tables. The first thing I noticed was this place seemed old (as in historical). I love finding these kind of gems, because the ambiance lends much to the experience. Inside the menu, it explains some history and the naming of... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the patronage and much needed good critique. Charles told me about your visit and know it was a memorable experience for hm here in Ecuador. I personally concur with your comment....our Cafe is not for everyone....but if you are someone that appreciates establishments that "leaves things to your imagination"......we will want to come see us. More 

Minnesota
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We ate at this restaurant at 8pm on Saturday night because it was close to our hotel and it was still open. The restaurant is tiny. The main level is primarily the bar, and there is a very narrow set of stairs to reach the second and third level. On the second level, there are three small tables, and there... More 

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MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

I must apologize for the service of our two children who were helping us out that Saturday because I had to leave town in an emergency. But...our two children do speak Spanish AND English AND some French so am not sure about your communication. As for the smoke.....at times when we Bar B Que our Ribs the smoke eminates inside. More 

Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went here because this place was recommended by tripadvisor The meat is good. Other starters are very average. But it is not the place where you would like to come back.

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MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Due to the last comment...I am gonig to "behave" myself for a response to our "normalidad". I have been accused of being the "Soup Nazi" in replying to comments. I promise my readers to be a more "kind and understanding" owner...in the words of Bill Clinton....." I feel your pain". As in regards to your visit....I am sorry I did... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Dios No Muere

Address: La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-257-1995
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-1995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean

Description

Classical traditional Cafe located in the 17th Century Monastery of Santa Catalina. We also own a farm 2 hours from Quito and grown our own lemons, yucca, papa china, camote, bananas, oranges, coffee and cacao (chocolate).
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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