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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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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The view from the restaurant and the charm of the building are the top attraction of this place. This is a romantic place to spend a couple hours and if you do not feel like having dinner, is a good place to drink a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Its a great place to sit, talk and enjoy good company.... More 

Thank Mister-Brazil
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Cafe Mosaico is located on the hillside of the Parque Itchimbia, and it overlooks all of Quito. Its outdoor seating provides fantastic views of the city. In particular you can enjoy a fantastic view of the sun setting over El Panecillo. They have a diverse menu, from Ecuadorian to Mediterranean, and everything we tried was really good. As a bonus,... More 

Thank Shane7770
Quito, Ecuador
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I love this place It's cute and low-key but with an amazing view of the city. I like to go there for an early dinner, around 6-ish, so you can see Quito light up as it gets dark. The food is OK, the greek options are better, and it's got some good veggie choices, which aren't always easy to find.... More 


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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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?