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Cafe Mosaico


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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.
$6 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Ecuadorean, International
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This and a few other restaurants sit close to the historic section of Quito. There is a steep stair climb up or an easy taxi ride. I would recommend this a place to watch the sunset or to watch the lights of the city come...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Really nice balcony to sit and have a drink or eat. Especially nice at sunset and night. Make a reservation or get there before 5.30pm to get one of the good tables. Food is alright, nothing too special but worth a visit if you're in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank almostmauritian
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fantastic view and 8 dogs to pet. :-) I had the bbq pork sorry to say the meat was tough. If it simmered for a day would have been great. My friends loved the portobello mushroom burger, and Curry chicken. Nice staff, English...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BooksNSun
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

This place is absolutely stunning. Come early or make a reservation to get a good table. The tables with the the best views fill up fast. Sunset is around 6:30 so the place tarts filling up around 6pm. The food and drinks are also very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JasonVerdera
Reviewed January 18, 2019

Set on a hill high above the historic center of Quito, Cafe Mosaico is an easy place to relax with a glass wine and a bowl of locro (an Ecuadorian soup with potato, cheese, avocado, and more). Sitting on Cafe Mosaico's porch at sunset makes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NYGuide
Reviewed January 14, 2019

We decided to eat at Cafe Mosaico on our recent trip to Quito on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, and eating out on the terrace overlooking the city lights of Quito was wonderful. The staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LaurieBHHK
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

As if the view from the open terrace wasn’t enough, the food and drink selection is outstanding. We were so pleased to find hot wine on this rainy January day. My Thai curry was outstanding and they offered decaf coffee for dessert

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ppoupore
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Like others have said, it was worth going for the view. We made a reservation to sit on the terrace. Food was good and staff was kind.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MayDawn12
Reviewed December 16, 2018

A great view and and a varied menu make this a fine choice to watch the lights come on over the hills while having an early dinner. Reservations are recommended for the tables with the best views.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sakillik
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Service 100%. View 200%. Food 85%. This is a traditional restaurant in Quito that invites guests to enjoy the sights and a good meal. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill_Reig
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