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Cafe Mosaico

$$ - $$$
American, Ecuadorean, Greek, Spanish
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
4:00 pm - 11:00 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Primarily regional cuisine but not only. We had Thai Chicken and a local dish of chicken in peanut sauce. Both great. The tomato - vegetable soup was one of a kind. The view is fantastic but there is limited seating on the terrace.

Thank Mark__Moscow
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at about 5.45 PM which was a perfect time because I was able to watch the sun go down and the lights turn on in the centro historico. The view is absolutely spectacular and you're able to try their famous hot chocolate with queso. Might get crowded during the weekend so it's not a bad idea to reserve... More 

Thank Maja J
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the warm and intimate atmosphere of the upper level bar and covered terrace. Cafe Mosaico is on a beautiful and quiet tree lined street, just 50 meters down from Vista Hermosa, also a nice and similar restaurant/view. The staff were very friendly although the one waiter was overworked so everything took longer (the extra food, drinks and table... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice so far on our week long visit and plan on going back tonight! Last night we went over just for a nightcap and to enjoy the view however we stayed for hours while visiting with the most hospitable owners in the world! I ordered a pitcher of a mix of hot cider,... More 

Thank joek0044
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Mosaico has one of the best views in Quito. It is a 5 star place for a drink and an appetizer at sunset. But if you want a good meal, best find another restaurant with a view. My first time at Mosaico, a friend and I split a banana split. The ice cream was loaded with junks of frost. Second... More 

Thank KingsolverFan
Seattle, Washington
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is a fun restaurant with great views, sitting out on an enclosed patio perched a top the hillside. It was just a $3 dollar taxi ride on a rainy night from old town. We walked home easily afterwards down a staircase that is to the left, after exiting the restaurant as our lodging was in nearby San Blas neighborhood.... More 

Thank 31Tammy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Our hotel & tour guide recommended this place, for the view and because they had vegetarian food options. This restaurant sits on top of the hill over looking the whole city of Quito. First we weren't too sure about the place and walked out of the restaurant to go see 2 other place down the street, but they did not... More 

Thank 200nitak
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Probably the best experience in my trip to Quito. Busy restaurant, up in the mountain, with a hectic ambient, live music, an amazing amazing view, and... dogs. Yep, the owners love dogs and make them available for adoption, great thing... There are even some items on the menu reserved for the furry ones. Check pics. I tried the burger, with... More 

Thank elviajeronopajero
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Cafe Mosaico was one of the highlights of our brief stay in Quito. It's a bar and restaurant which serves traditional Ecuadoran food and drink. It has a fantastic buzz and stunning views of the glittering lights of Quito. The credit for the individual character of Cafe Mosaico goes to the owners who are creative, lively and welcoming. It's also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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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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, Spanish
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?