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American, Ecuadorean, International
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner, Alex, a multi-lingual American-Greek-Ecuadorian, and his crew have a great thing going here. Best views of old town. Live music. Plus, an assortment of interesting drinks. Be sure to make this a stop on your visit to Quito.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed February 9, 2021

The meals are too expensive compared to other restaurants in Quito. However, the food is good and there is an entire menu for vegans and vegetarians. I ordered a plate with rice, chickpea stew, plantains, and salad. The view here is incredible! Make a reservation...because the tables with the best views fill up quickly.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed November 5, 2020

Absolutely amazing, Might be the best view from any restaurant I've ever been to. Food was outstanding. i had a shrimp and rice dish that was excellent. Even the little salad that came with it was great. Hot chocolate for dessert was the best hot...chocolate I've ever had. Definitely a must do in Quito!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

Make fame and go to bed...the worst customer service of my trip to Quito. We sat down ourselves and had to ask who was going to be the one taking our order after almost 20 minutes of wait. The place ambience is okay, if you...are a dog lover like me you will have the opportunity to eat at an over-rated restaurant surrounded by 5 dogs resting inside the dinning area in their respective beds. On such an Avant- Garde experience I had the hope to be able to enjoy an Ecuadorian cigar in their full size terrace where we were seating at, unfortunately smoking is not allowed in their "special" terrace....what? .... Waiter brought an ashtray and in a very rude way demanded to put out our Ecuadorian cigar. Food is terrible. They offer an eclectically - reduced, limited, tasteless menu. What does a Mexican taco has to do with a Thai dish in the heart of Quito? Last and most important, it started to rain and staff hermetically closed every single window in the huge terrace. In the middle of this pandemic we were left with no ventilation surrounded by several other people. Conscious less staff decided to close every single window in the terrace. I don't recommend this restaurant and I will never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

It was recommended by the colleague and luckily we made a reservation and got a great table on the terrace. The night view was fantastic and food portion is big and very reasonable! And if you like dogs there are a few cute dogs in...the restaurant!! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

It's not a full blown restaurant. Rather it is a cafe. Nice place to enjoy beer and view maybe accompanied with some mediocre food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 7, 2020

The view is fabulous, regardless of the weather. No glorious sunset tonight but the foreboding sky was just as interesting. Unfortunately, the food is nondescript.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

Great view, well worth the visit. Food OK but Quito at sunset/night is a wonderful sight. Didn’t book but got busy shortly after we arrived.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Spectacular view of the city, especially at sunset. The food, drink and service were all average-meh, but the ambiance is nice. Don't go with high expectations and you'll be fine.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

The rooftop terrace overlooks the entire city of Quito. As the sun goes down, the lights come up and it's magical. Top it off with great food and service!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Cafe Mosaico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5