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Cafe Mosaico

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American, Ecuadorean, Greek
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
4:00 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Rita P
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place for a reunion with international friends. Here's my review about it Pros - View - Canelazo Cons - Food is average - Very cold...and they don't have heaters nor blankets - Location is difficult to access and exit Honestly, you can visit a different alternative near by or just enjoy the view and eat in... More 

Thank Enrique_Reyes
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I have been here several times with sizable groups. Now it is almost a tradition. The view is amazing but beyond that, the hospitality is also excellent. We've been there when friends were celebrating birthdays and they've gone above and beyond to help us celebrate. I only have fond memories of this restaurant. I usually order something greek because by... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Boca Raton, Florida
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This restaurant is a must if you'd like a nice view of Quito! We sat outside on the balcony and it was absolutely lovely. The service and the food were both good. Try the Locro! So yummy!

Thank WanderlustFSUchick
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The prices are definitely are definitely in correlation with the lovely food and not the cuisine. Food was average at best, and a cheap bottle of wine sold at 50 dollars is abit extortionate. Table was small and not much room. The only saving grace was the spectacular view of the city

Thank Daniel S
Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great view over Quito. A bit pricey but definitely worth a visit. Go here rather than other places for a panorama!

Thank paulauster2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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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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
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, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?