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Cafe Dios No Muere

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Organic, Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Ecuadorean
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 105
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Nice service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Dennis Y
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Quito, Ecuador
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

" It was our pleasure to have such an enchanting lady as yourself at our cafe. We love a woman in a skirt! It is only too bad you did not take us up on our offer to move the tables aside so you could show us your tango! I am only curious as to who the "cute" waiter is....my... More 

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

Amazing.....this is why we believe that travelers today cannot put much credence in Tripadvisor. We are in the top 10% of restaurants in Quito and no longer rely on TA for business like we did 2 years ago. There are SO MANY great restaurants in Quito that are not even in the top 50%. It is readers like you that... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
91 reviews 91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

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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: Organic, Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, 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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