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Cafe Mosaico

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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Latacunga, Ecuador
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time someone has come to visit me in Ecuador (my dad, my sister, my friends, and my boyfriend), I've taken them to Cafe Mosaico for dinner on their last day. The view here is incredible--you look out over the old city and can see the Basilica and the Panecillo. I suggest arriving for dinner around 5:30 p.m. so you... More 

Thank adisonhaley
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The waiter promised us a table with a view over looking the city and then he give it to someone else that came way after us. It kind of ruined my mood...

Thank Midojamai
Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view, nice atmosphere and simply just 15 minutes walking up the stairs from our hostel. We were there in the afternoon during weekdays and had plenty options to find our best seat with great views :) and the frappuccino was cool enough.

Thank wjerocka
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sort of happened upon this place, looking for restaurant near our hotel, since reportedly we were not in safest neighborhood. Dog friendly place, doggies contentedly sleeping under tables. Amazing view of city, day and night. Food good enough. Mostly gringos here.

Thank docpainter2015
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The best view of the city, great food, friendly staff, amazing vegetarian options, pet friendly, and awesome price/quality ratio. Definitely a must in Quito.

Thank MPandzic
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The view is amazing, I went with a couple of friend and we all loved the food and the drinks. It is the perfect spot to finish the day!

Thank Mara A
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The drinks in this place are delicious, the food is ok, but the views are incredible. There's no better place to watch the sun set over Quito, as long as the day is clear enough to see it the sunset at all. It can get very cold, particularly when sitting outside in the night time.

Thank Melanie A
Antwerp, Belgium
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Worth a visit, be it for a drink, a lunch or a diner … and for the stuning view. Staff was friendly, service is fast. TIP#1: They don’t mind when you change tables after a better one (read: next to the balcony) becomes available. If you want a better view, have a go for it. TIP#2: Taxi’s are not lined... More 

Thank Stef133
Quito, Ecuador
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The view of QUito is great! The best place so far. I like their drinks as well, the salty beer is something" must taste". However we ordered the food, but it wasn't that good. Cesar salad had nothing but lettice and few pieces of dry toasts and bit of of cheese as topping. no souce, no dressing. I thought for... More 

Thank ainurchik85
Portoviejo, Ecuador
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very nice experience, sat on patio overlooking downtown as night fell. Beautiful view of city, pleasant atmosphere. First time for us to try vino hervido (wine boiled with spices). Highly recommend.f

Thank Vicnic1971

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 16
American, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
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?