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Cafe Dios No Muere

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Cajun & Creole, Ecuadorean, Café, Organic
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent Experience

We dined at Cafe Dios No Muere with and at the recommendation of a friend of ours that now lives in Quito. This is a small family run place and its clear that they take great pride in their food and service. My steak was the best I had in Ecuador and the wine was also excellent. This was one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
edandpam
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We dined at Cafe Dios No Muere with and at the recommendation of a friend of ours that now lives in Quito. This is a small family run place and its clear that they take great pride in their food and service. My steak was the best I had in Ecuador and the wine was also excellent. This was one... More 

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

We appreciate your excellent comment and patronage. We indeed are a dying breed in not only the western modern world but in Ecuiador as well....family run restaurants. WE look forward to seeing you again. More 

Magliano Sabina, Italy
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stumbled on this cute tiny restaurant - on 2 floors, very small, outside seating too and cheap, good wine along with decent food a little different to what every other restaurant serves. Not expensive either, charming American girls serving, candle-lit in the evening. We enjoyed it so much we'll be back there again before we leave! Unlike a lot of... More 

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

Obtaining a FIVE STAR rating from an Italian...means so much to me. For a great comment from the country which is not only my favorite...but has the best food....gives us much satisfaction. We look forward to see you again. Millie Grazie! More 

ann arbor
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've been staying across the street from this place for 10 days, and the chalkboard menu has every day listed a special associated in my mind with Louisiana. But when Gumbo appears three or four consecutive days, one loses confidence. Proceed if you dare. Coffee is not good.

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

We are not sure from your comment whether you actually TRIED our Gumbo or not so perhaps people who read your comment will loose confidence in your comment. And..the only location accross the Street is a School for nuns, an abandoned house or a hotel for less than reputable business...which one were you in..... More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have to say my wife and I visited this place mainly down to the praise endowed by previous attendees. We visited at 8.30 on a Friday evening and, apart from 4 very loud Americans sitting outside, there was no one in there. It is extremely small and dark....we chose to go up to the 3rd floor and eat at the... More 

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

Sorry it was a dissapointment for you. I suppose some people just are not comfortable eating alone. And if the table was next to the toilet and you were the ONLY ones there....then you probably did not have to worry about bad smells for surely patrons. One advantage of an empty restaurant! More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very nice small restaurant 3 blocks from central plaza run by expatriots. Pasta was excellent. The cream of tomato soup satisfying. Cafe buys craftsman beer from other ex pats who've taken their mid west brewing skills to perfection in Quito.

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

Thank you for the visit and good comment. Even though I do not remember the pasta dish....we are glad you enjoed it More 

Senden, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I'm working there at this moment and its great. The Food is really delicious and the daily specials are verry good too. Its not expensive, therefore everyone who is going to visit Quito have to try it. The people are loveable and you have the chance to meet people from all over the world. Try it !!

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

Hey....writing on the computer during working hours....you are fired. Plus...anyone Reading that comment will think we are trying to "rig" our rating on TA. I may be from Louisiana where we are all too familiar with corruption but we at Café Dios no Muere would NEVER attempt to influence our rating unethically on TA. More 

Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Cafe Dios no Muere is a great restaurant. It's in a great location, has a wonderful ambiance, and the food is delicious. Don't miss it!

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

Thank you for the great comment. I state with all due respect to any cuisine from the USA.....Cajun cooking is still the best. As for our ambiance.....when you are located in a 400 year old Monastery.....ambiance comes without doing anything. The only downside with our Café being located in a Monastery is that we have to behave ourselves............... More 

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

You can't beat the $2.50 Ecuadorian almuerzo but when you can't take any more chicken, rice and soup head here for some unique fair. Specials change daily and the micro brew is tasty. You want one of a kind atmosphere you got it! Nestled in the corner of a 17th century monastery, with your choice of 3 tiny floors of... More 

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

Now this is a better comment for a local...thank you. I was beging to think we were not going to get any local customers. Please come back soon as we are currently renovating and installing a new bar downstairs and an additional table upstairs. More 

Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The shining jewel for us thus far while spending time in quito. The ambience is cool, we ate on the second floor and felt like the captains quarters on a colonial sailing vessel. The service and the food were great and the owner and the staff were very nice.

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

Thank you so much for your visit and enjoyed having you here. When were you last in a Spanish saling Vessel? Let me know....I would like to go too. I am sure our ambiance here is much different that Mickey Mouse in Orlando! More 

Tampa, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You must experience the creativity of the owner to make this tiny place so attracting. The local foods are tasty and inexpensive, the local beer is very good.

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

Thank you for the visit. But...where is the love man? You write such raving words about the food ad experience but only give us 3 stars. I know we are not exactly Galatoires or Commanders Palace....but we need to move up in the ratings on TA. More 

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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: Cajun & Creole, Ecuadorean, Café, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?