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Cafe Mosaico

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , International
Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Mosaico is really nice, I've been there a couple of times to enjoy the view and place. They offer traditional places and hamburgers too. I suggest them to taste. The big highlight is the view of Quito.

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view here on our last night in Quito, looking out over the sparkling lights. The food was good and very reasonable. I was happy with my locro de papa and onion rings.

Thank Jennie383
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views over the city, with the Basilica in pride of place. Elevated above the old town and about a $2.00 taxi ride the cafe serves great coffee, cakes, snacks and main meals. Well worth the journey up hill. First restaurant we have found that...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of Quito, but that's about the only reason to go. Food is mediocre at best, and overpriced for Quito. Service is hit or miss. Go around sunset for a drink or snack and to soak up the view, but think about going elsewhere...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 17 March 2018

i always come with friends, and also send my tour groups to enjoy the amazing view. Great staff, pet friendly, great food.

Thank Alejo H
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to have one of the best down town view in Quito, go to this place, but don’t eat here! Maximum ask for a typical beverage like Canelazo. I feel this place a little dirty. Any way...as said up: Great View, bad food

Thank Juanmarortizbermeo
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The view from the balcony is indeed spectacular, especially if you are there at sunset and watch the lights come on all over the city. This Cafe is famous for it since 25 years or more but by now it is no longer the only...More

1  Thank MB13377
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We had our first dinner in Quito here, drawn by the wonderful view and the promise of music. We came early to see Quito fade into the sunset and the lights of the city come on, so beautiful. We didn't expect to see so many...More

Thank dbett
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We were told to go here because of the views. Well, it was better than that. The restaurant has two levels, both with calm & friendly dogs napping and greeting guests. We spoke with Alex the owner for some time and had a great visit...More

Thank kbernh
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a wonderful place to grab a snack, or drinks, and view the city from a great spot. The food is okay, but a bit pricey, I guess you are paying for the view, which is spectacular. It can be a bit chilly from...More

Thank WJD_CO
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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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.
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