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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 - 10:30 pm
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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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

God I hate going to a restaurant where the staff are surly and look at you like you are a nuisance!, this was my experience tonight at Cafe Mosaico. The waitress looked annoyed I had arrived, then she was so disinterested I nearly left as My drink took nearly 15 mins to arrive. The view at sunset is magic though... More 

Thank Hitgirl007
Brattleboro, Vermont
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87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely time here watching the sunset with a friend, with drinks and munchies: empanadas de viento and canelazo were perfect. The view is amazing.

Thank David S
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

There are many cafe around the north of quito that offers roof top view of the city...but this Cafe Mosaico is a must not missed!! Tried the warm wine or traditional drinks by the balcony and enjoy the great view from here. Its the best...

Thank May L
Calgary, Canada
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We went for dinner in this cafe/restaurant on a Sunday evening. The interior is great and the view is absolutely stunning, one of the best I've ever seen. We didn't have a reservation, but after a few minutes waiting, they cleared a table for us on the balcony, with an absolutely perfect view. The food was delicious, we had the... More 

Thank Robert v
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The view overlooking Quito at night is just perfect but the service and the food are hardly average. Go for a drink but not more.

Thank Yves H
Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

good restaurant , good food, good service , good live American music band, amazing city view , It is the a popular place among the Americans to go, high class Quito people go to this place , the prices are not so bad for Americans from 6 to 15 dollars all kinds of food , the live music it's the... More 

Thank Christian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Ecuadorean, Greek, South American
Lunch, Dinner
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, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
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?