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“Great food and Great view!”
Review of Cafe Mosaico

Cafe Mosaico
Ranked #90 of 2,062 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
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
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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 reasonable so they will never run out of business.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank Foncho11
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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 you in your tracks. We came to this place with someone who lives in Quito and I know he was expecting that reaction!! We came for coffee and a snakc. We ended up have hot chocolate with cheese and humitas which is cornmeal and cheese wrapped in a corn husk and baked. Both were truly delicious. Who would have thoughtof cheese in hot chocolate could taste so good!! The humitas were similar to a muffin and were sweet from the corn husks.They were warm and really great on a cool, rainy afternoon!! I would recommend this cafe for the snacks and the views.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

I have been coming here for years. I am from Australia and live between both countries. You need to understand that the views are indeed spectacular, and for this, Cafe Mosaico gets its mostly rave reviews. The quality of the food has been steadily going downhill for years and its food is mostly tasteless and overpriced. To be honest, Santa Clara Market is wayyyyyyyyyyy better in both price and quality. Tonight I ordered greek potatoes at $4.00. One big potato sliced and fried, no herbs or spices. That's NOT Greek, trust me! It's a freaking fried potato! And then the $14.00 vegan nachos ... more tasteless food ... an appallingly small portion ...diced tomato, avocado, alfalfa (absolutely no condiments!) and a some refried tasteless beans. Eat at home, come here for an overpriced drink and enjoy the views. To the owners: if you can't read English, do a google translate and see what people are saying ... they are here for the views and not the food, but you clearly don't care, or you would have done something about it by now! You know what people are here for and you no longer care about the quality of your food at ridiculous prices! But don't worry, I'll help spread the word!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank veryitchyfeet2
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Cafe Mosaico is a sparkling gem of Quito! Having lived in Ecuador several years ago, Cafe Mosaico quickly became a favorite way to share Quito's spectacular views, particularly at sunset. Make sure to Book a reservation online (at their website) to ensure you get balcony seating at sunset - it fills up quick! Delicious food! Fantastic service! Try the lamb and the ceviche and their hot spiced wine!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank heyheyronikay1
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