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Cafe Mosaico

$$ - $$$
American, Ecuadorean, Greek, South American
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was easy to find and we had a good table. Beautiful vieuw! The waiter was very nice and speaks englisch as well. The food was great! We had souvlaki and the thai curry. Very nice!

Thank Judith V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this place for a reunion with international friends. Here's my review about it Pros - View - Canelazo Cons - Food is average - Very cold...and they don't have heaters nor blankets - Location is difficult to access and exit Honestly, you can visit a different alternative near by or just enjoy the view and eat in... More 

Thank Enrique_Reyes
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times with sizable groups. Now it is almost a tradition. The view is amazing but beyond that, the hospitality is also excellent. We've been there when friends were celebrating birthdays and they've gone above and beyond to help us celebrate. I only have fond memories of this restaurant. I usually order something greek because by... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must if you'd like a nice view of Quito! We sat outside on the balcony and it was absolutely lovely. The service and the food were both good. Try the Locro! So yummy!

Thank WanderlustFSUchick
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prices are definitely are definitely in correlation with the lovely food and not the cuisine. Food was average at best, and a cheap bottle of wine sold at 50 dollars is abit extortionate. Table was small and not much room. The only saving grace was the spectacular view of the city

Thank Daniel S
Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view over Quito. A bit pricey but definitely worth a visit. Go here rather than other places for a panorama!

Thank paulauster2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place during the day for breakfast and on another occasion at night. I was amazed by the view of the place both times. I was also pleasently surprised by the food. In the morning i had pancakes, eggs, and oj. Everything was fresh and delicious. The pancakes are one of the best I have tried, delicious!... More 

Thank Viviana G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I met some friends here and wow what a place! It is beautifully decorated, has a really lovely atmosphere, the food is truly delicious and the view from the balcony overlooking Quito?...you couldn't possibly ask for more. Diana the manager is warm and welcoming. A perfect place to eat and spend time whether you're on your own or with friends.... More 

Thank grainne60
Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We came wanting a view of Quito and we fortunate to be here during sunset. The lights coming on and overlooking the old city was a treat .While the food is not priced like fast food, it is worth the cost and we (10) were not rushed out.

Thank GrandPenguins
Quito, Ecuador
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

the food is ok, but the best part is the amazing view of Quito specially at night. Also they help in the animals rescue.

Thank Qireina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Ecuadorean, Greek, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-254-2871
By far the greatest view of Quito, with excellent menu offerings and the best coffee in town. A must visit for locals and foreigners alike to enjoy coffee or a full meal while witnessing Quito in its fairest light.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?