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Cafe Dios No Muere

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Organic, Cajun & Creole, Café, Ecuadorean
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
LeoLHR
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Outdoor seating
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 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
90 reviews 90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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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, Café, Ecuadorean

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?