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“Views of Centro Historico are spectacular” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Mosaico

Cafe Mosaico
Ranked #63 of 1,291 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: American, Ecuadorean, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Views of Centro Historico are spectacular”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Food and service are average. The views of the Centro Historico, especially at night, are reason enough to visit. Patio seating, comfortable environment, good drinks and OK food combined with the views make this a must visit at night destination for any trip to Quito.

Visited May 2012
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Otavalo, Ecuador
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great view, OK food, slack service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

We enjoyed our recent visit to Cafe Mosaico for lunch, but in large part for its view of historic Quito below and the mountains to the west. It has one of the best and most dramatic views in a city full of amazing views, and feels like you are part of a landscape painting of Quito by Oswaldo Guayasamin. The place was pretty much as we remembered, decent but certainly not great Greek dishes, small expensive drinks, and really inattentive service, especially considering we were the only patrons there. Still I must say that sitting out on the terrace was really pleasant, and overall we find Mosaico a good choice to to share with visitors after spending time in the historic center of Quito, especially if great food and service is less important to you than the setting. Go on a sunny day.

  • Visited April 2012
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“Awful!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

I don't have positive comments for the restaurant, service or food! Was the worst I ever taste. I went there with a friend from Holland, I was so excited cause I knew that the place has an incredible view..I felt so embarrassed cause I'm from Quito n this type of service just make me feel sad of hospitality n kindness with customers. We went there at night.. I don't want to remember my bad experience. So if u r interest of a great view go up n find a better restaurant at Itchimbia Park.

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quito, Ecuador
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

The view definitely is superb. It is located at Itchimbía hill, that has an extraordinary view. The food is not as good as in other places, but the owners are a delight. They are americans that love Quito and decided to stay there. Good conversation, you will have a good time.

Visited November 2011
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Quito, Ecuador
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Great view, and it's better than what it used to be.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Cafe Mosaico is located in one of the most beautiful places in Quito, and thus it's view is breathtaking. I went there for the first time years ago and wasn't totally convinced with the quality and size of the dishes, the service, or price. However, after not being there for years I returned a few weeks ago and was surprised that the quality of the dishes had improved to offer you something worth the price you pay.

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