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“A real experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Dios No Muere

Cafe Dios No Muere
La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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Ranked #25 of 522 restaurants in Quito
Price range: $5 - $20
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).
Utopia, NB
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A real experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

What an unexpected experience. It is a tiny 3 storey restaurant situated On the corner of a 400 year old church. What a delicious lunch. My husband had a smoked chicken sandwich, with home made potato chips, I had a delicious soup. It is a blessed place and a fantastic eating experience. Great place to take a quiet time out!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for the comment and the pleasure was all ours to have you. This week has been Canadian week for sure. It is always great to just "discover" a place by walking by instead of reading about it online......the way traveling used to be. Please come back and see us before you leave.
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Ft. Myers
1 review
“A Clean, Well Lighted Place with good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

There are many dining options in the Historic District of Quito. There are fewer places where one can feel comfortable sitting around for hours over a nice meal and a few drinks. And to find that in a cafe that is historic and charming, although tiny, is worth the extra effort to locate. Whether you want a private space with candlelight, or prefer to hang out downstairs with the owner and meet travelers from around the world, this small cafe offers variety and good quality in a small package.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
It was great to have you here. As the San Maros neigborhood starts to attract more expats to live.....we hope will become a regular with us. We appreciate the comment and hope to see you soon.
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely, cosy, charming restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My boyfriend found this place on tripadvisor and after a few weeks of travelling lovely Colombia, we were eager to just have a nice hearty meal. We were not looking for any fuss or fancy, just wanted some simple good food and I have to say this place was indeed the little gem we were after. As we entered, Matthew the owner greeted us with a warm welcome and told us we could sit anywhere we wanted, even around the kitchen with him. We decided to opt for a table on the first floor for a bit of privacy and it was perfect. I won´t talk about the decor as many reviewers have already done that but I will say that the place is quirky, characterful and has a cosy ambiance. At our table we were greeted by a very confident bilingual 10-year old waiter named Juan Carlos (Matthew´s son who sometimes works on saturdays). We were very impressed by this young but very charming proficient waiter. As for the food, it delivered for us. For starters, we ordered the very hearty but lovely Pobleta and plantain balls which were just delighful. For our mains we chose the steak sandwich and the Veg sandwich delivered with fresh Yucca fries. Yummy. All this with a bottle of malbec. Of course as hungry as we were to begin with., I think we overdid it on the starters and ending up taking our sandwich leftovers home for breakfast the next day (great slightly toasted in the pan). This is a little place that serves food with love. We really liked the way this family run restaurant operates. If you are lucky on a saturday you may get to meet the best young waiter near the equator too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We really appreciate this comment.....espeically for our son Juan Carlos. This comment will make him so happy as he takes his time here very seriously. Thank you very much. It was our pleasure to have you with us.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome dining experience in Quito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was a highlight of our trip in Quito. Personal service by the owner in the quirkiest, most artistic and beautiful restaurant setting EVER......a tiny space within a monastery with AMAZING food - the salad was incredible alone....a Southern girl LOVES her fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and never expected the likes of these in January! 4 of us shared the 24 hr marinated rib-eye steak, grilled salmon and the Ecuadorian specialty meat and sausage platter...delicious potatoes accompanied all the entrees. Everything was DELICIOUS....this little restaurant is a gem...tucked away on a side street, off the tourist radar I think....be sure to take a cab or hotel transfer....the only feedback I have is I hope the owner will network more with hotels so concierge will know about Cafe Dios No Muere so it will be easier for cad drivers to find!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
It was our pleasure to serve you and your group. Being from the South myself....II konw you will agree that we were TRAINED in hospitality by our Southern Mothers!
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Quito, Ecuador
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not so good, not so bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

After reading Trip Advisor I went to this restaurant with my family, sure to find one of the best places in Quito. It was a Wednesday lunch and the owner was not there. The place is not the best in town and we do not agree with the good comments in the Trip Advisor. Anyway it was not so bad and the food was good. I will try it a second time in the night and I would like to meet the owner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write. But....it would be of a great help to us if you stated WHY it was "not so good" or "not so bad". We are always trying to improve our humble cafe and appreciate the critiques as it helps us to improve.
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