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Cafe Dios No Muere

La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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Ranked #33 of 543 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Ecuadorean, Café, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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).
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I ate here a number of times. The atmosphere is great and so are the owner Matt and his son. The food is also very good. I had the jambalaya, the gumbo and the bread pudding. The Ecuadorian ale they serve is also superb. I do not generally drink beer or ales but I found myself stopping here on the... More

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

We enjoyed your visits and hope you find your place in Ecuador. The singer was great to have and reminded me of my visits to Arequipa, Peru where he was from. That is a town I would have moved to if it was not for Ecuador........... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant for lunch while exploring the old town of Quito. The historical background outlined in the menu provided interesting reading. The menu is Cajun/ Equadorian. We were well served by the owner's young son. He took the time to explain the menu to us and even recommended the beer for us! It was enjoyable. We had... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write and visit our cafe. More

Trinidad, Trinidad And Tobago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's worth searching out this place. We had the Louisiana-style shrimp and it was simple and delicious. The sauce was amazing. A great spot for lunch. Wacky design indoors too.

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

Thanks for the great comment and visit. The Louisiana Bar B Que shrimp is my personal favorite......all finger food and the best is dipping the French bread in the sauce! I do not think I was there when you came so mark this up for another good comment when the owner was not there. We have good friends from your... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Overall a good experience. "Po boy" sandwiches good but not above average compares to similar fare in US. However the place itself is charming and they had more beer offerings than maybe places. Would recommend checking out in Old Quito if looking for non traditional Ecuadorian meal.

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

Thank you so much for the visit. We try our best to give the Po Boys that original New Orleans taste but it is difficult to copy French Bread from N.O. Unfortunately, you did not mention which of the seven Po Boys we offer you had. But....we are definately not trying to copy Subway or hoagies from Phili. I suppose... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Being a lone traveller in a big city, I found this place to be safe, friendly and the food fantastic! The owner is a character in himself and has done wonders with this beautiful antique building-the jazz music brings you in from the street. I was a regular there for dinner and felt very comfortable even though I was alone-the... More

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

Hey Mate....we really appreciate you patronage during your stay in Quito. It was a pleasure to have you. If I am quite the "character"....then you should meet my Ecuadorian wife! More

Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We now have had amazing Gumbo, Po Boys, Hamburgers, Bread Pudding and Fried Yuca Chips over the course of two visits. ALL perfectly prepared and delivered. We enjoyed a hand crafted beer and great chat with our hosts - even caught the owner "making groceries" -- those from the South (US) will understand the food and the colloquialism. Don't miss... More

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

Who dat!!!!! We alwyas love it when South Louisana "Characters" come by for a visit...it is like being home! Congratulations on your lovely family and we really enjoyed having you visit us on the several occasions that you came by. Thank you so much for the comment. I sent you an earlier reply to this comment on TA in Cajun... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a lovely time at Mathieu's place. My first meal dining out in Quito. We sampled a little of everything. Simple, quaint, French influenced décor. Hang on going up the stairs to the bathroom!

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

Thank you....for bringing in your BONITA Ecuadorian girlfriend! But you forgot to come back for your Cuban cigars....but do not worry......I will somke them. We expect to see you when you come back to Ecuador. More

Iznajar, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at Cafe Dios No Muere during our few days stay in Quito. Mathieu was an excellent and attentive host. The interior is tiny and in the candle light quite atmospheric. All four of us enjoyed our various dishes - parillada and steaks, followed by the infamous bread pudding. My husband is not a pudding man... More

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

Thank you so much for this great comment. We were preparing to close our doors for good because the last two comments on TA crucified us! Or....... to use a better metaphor...."over cooked us"....we were done! But now....we have "risen from the dead" with your great comment and better as before. It seems that our nieghborhood San Marcos has become... More

Cirie, Italy
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First time I went to a top ranked Tripadvisor restaurant and got totally disappointed and had a firmly opposite opinion. Avoid this (supposed) restaurant. It has no kitchen at all. We got a cold plate of third quality sliced ham and chees as a starter, and a so called parrillada (grilled stuff): half carbonized, no-juice, hard and stringy meat, no... More

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

Wow...we never had this type of comment before but since you are fom Italy (my favorite country and best food)....your dislike of our food is accepted! But since this is your first rating ever of a restuarant on Tripadvisor....I suppose we were your "Cuye" (Guinea Pig) Other restaurans may want an advanced waring of you pending doom before you show... More

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