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“If you go to Quito, eat here” 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 #97 of 675 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Organic, Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Ecuadorean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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).
Burlington, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“If you go to Quito, eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Sought out this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were so glad that we did! The restaurant is charming, cozy, and has an overall vibe that you might just be visiting old friends. The owner greeted us when we came in (we were there for a late lunch so there wasn't anyone in the space yet) and told us we could pick a spot. We went up to the third floor and grabbed a nook by the window. It was perfect.

We weren't terribly hungry, so we sampled a bunch of small dishes. You could hear and smell them being cooked downstairs after we had placed our order. Enjoyed cheap but decent beer and wine and admired the decor, which was really eclectic.

The food was excellent. We had locro de papa which was a light soup with nice subtle flavor. We also ordered humitas, a fried plantain ball stuffed with cheese, and fried yucca (so good!).

The reason I loved this restaurant was simply because of the charm. The owners seemed to go through great lengths to furnish the place, but nothing ever felt trite or forced. And, for what we paid (less than $20 with tip) it was such an amazing value for the quality of food we ate.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you very much for the visit and great comment. Personally.....atmosphere is the reason I visit a place when I dine out so we have tried to creat a different atmosphere with our cafe...which is not hard with a 400 year old building. Intereting.....everything you ate was Ecuadorian...including the Ecuadorian brewed Micro beer!
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

New years Eve, searching for some dinner, found this gem. Sat on the ground floor where the kitchen was and got to know the owner and the history of the cafe as we ate our meal. My wife and I both thought the food, wine, etc was excellent, and inexpensive (I had steak and my wife has a cheese and meat board). Would visit again if we return to Quito. Wish we had a place with as much charm back home.

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MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year! It was nice having you join us and thank you so much for the great comment. Too bad you did not stay for our fireworks and burning of the "viejo" at midnight. It was great fun!
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San Jose, California
1 review
“Lovely little cafe with outdoor seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great meal in Old Town Quito. Easily walkable from our hotel. Micro brews on tap. Owner was very nice. Menu in English and Spanish. Reasonable prices. I would go back, especially on a Monday night for rice and beans.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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, January 1, 2014
Thank you so much for the great remarks. Our business has really taken off now that we have out door seating. I think you were one of our first customers to sit outside! We hope you can make it back for our Louisiana Gumbo on Tuesday.
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Squamish, Canada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing romantic atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This was one of the best meals on our 4 week honeymoon. The blackened salmon and prawns were both amazing. So good we went back for lunch the next day...GUMBO!

  • Visited November 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, Front Office Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
We appreciate you visits to our Cafe while you were in Quito and especially for this great comment. Please come back and see us the next time you are in Quito.
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a nice location to have a relaxed beer and rest while wandering around old town. The staff were friendly and the prices were good. I look forward to returning and trying out the food, which smelled amazing.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thanks for the visit and hope you return.
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