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Cafe Mosaico


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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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, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dont eat at this over the top USA style restaurant. Big groups of Americans having dinner and then some smaller tables of locals just having drinks... Now why would that be? That being said, the view is superb and worth a (drink) visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BasW2323
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

To say that our expectations weren't met is a huge understatement. There is nothing Greek about this menu, it is more of a Greek diner as we have in the US. Mostly cheeseburgers, and badly prepared. Undercooked beef, tasteless garnishes and dusty, dry fried potatoes...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank NEP107
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend this place for drinks and appetizers, the food is average and you find much better places for less money. The service was not very attentive and also we had to leave our table for the next guest even though we had a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 786katrinc
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Mosaico is adjacent to Itchimbia Park and a logical choice for dinner after seeing Itchimbia and the crystal palace. It is a bit quirky and has a lovely terrace/balcony which allows you to see Quito all lit up at night. I was a wee bit...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed June 9, 2019

...and that's about as good as this place gets. Bones in lamb we ordered, filet mignon was the toughest slab of beef I've ever had, I received the wrong drink, and the food took forever to arrive.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cappavv
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Wow! What a view! We visited this place for dinner during our quick visit to Quito, and I would highly recommend it. It's truly a hidden gem with excellent food, AMAZING sangria pitchers and friendly service. While the English/Spanish barrier was a challenge... Google translate...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank amberj0yful
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We had 4:30 pm reservations so that we could enjoy a leisurely meal with coffee and dessert (cake - yum!) as the sun went down and the lights came on in many places that we had visited in the two days we had been in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sherpa53505103388
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Delicious food - sat overlooking the city and enjoyed the vast view of Quito! Would certainly go there again!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JanineLovesToTravel
Reviewed May 21, 2019

A local recommended this restaurant because of the great view. He was right. The view was fantastic. Unfortunately, the rest was not very good. Food was very average, local fare, nothing to rave about. Service was sketchy. They get a lot of tourists, price is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Foncho11
Reviewed May 8, 2019

At first glance this appears to be like any other cafe in Quito. The street from is unassuming and it is deceptive in relation to the size of the restaurant. As you enter, and climb the steps to sit on the balcony the views stop...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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