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Cafe Dios No Muere

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Cajun & Creole
La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“po boy” (10 reviews)
“yucca chips” (6 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Ecuadorean, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

First time I went to a top ranked Tripadvisor restaurant and got totally disappointed and had a firmly opposite opinion. Avoid this (supposed) restaurant. It has no kitchen at all. We got a cold plate of third quality sliced ham and chees as a starter,...More

1  Thank Franco G
MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Wow...we never had this type of comment before but since you are fom Italy (my favorite country and best food)....your dislike of our food is accepted! But since this is your first rating ever of a restuarant on Tripadvisor....I suppose we were your "Cuye" (Guinea...More

Reviewed 19 March 2014

We passed this restaurant on a tour, and vowed to return for dinner. If you want charm, (reminds me of a cozy French restaurant), good food, and good value ... this is the perfect place! The salad was an abundant mix of greens .... much...More

1  Thank goodmigrations
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This a cozy, funky restaurant tucked in a corner of what used to be an old monastery. The owner is Mathew Guillory, a Cajun ex-pat of long-standing in Quito, a gregarious larger-than-life persona. The cuisine is Cajun with some Ecuadorian dishes. We ate there 3...More

1  Thank RodMcLeod
MATtheEXPAT, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Wow....."larger than life"........you actually believed al those crazy stories about my life we discussed???? What makes this Cafe so much fun is having Characters such as yourself visit our humble "hole in the wall" Cafe...it is never boring here! Thank you so much for the...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

We've been a few times to this lovely cafe and the first two times we were really happy with the quality of food and service. Today we went especially with the Ecuadorians who look after our apartment to say thank you to them, and were...More

Thank suyinandrea
MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

I am really sorry your last experience did not meet up to your previous visits but thanks for the rating and feedback. I realize the owner does make the difference and if you came in the last two weeks....our head cook was out on leave...More

Reviewed 25 February 2014

We went there for lunch and their special of the day was gumbo, so of course I had to have it. The gumbo was very well-seasoned, but a little watery. Perhaps thicker roux was in order? Friends ordered the steak and a sandwich, both said...More

Thank irenenevada
MATtheEXPAT, Director General at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Muchas gracias for the visit and nice comment. And....good to see someone that knows Gumbo enough to leave a critique. I acutally like it less heavy but others have expressed a thicker Gumbo as well. We will try a thicker one next week..but we are...More

Reviewed 17 February 2014

Who would have expected a Cajun homeboy to have a little cafe tucked into the corner of a 400-year-old monastery in Old Quito? With only two little tables nestled next to the gallery-type kitchen on the ground floor, it looked kind of dodgy, but we...More

Thank Rob_Anne
MATtheEXPAT, Director de Recepción at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank yall for the nice comment and visit. Ya{ll come back ya here......and bring yu mama an dem! Yes....we are located in a 400 year old building. To give those who have not visited us yet an idea of the atmosphere we have tried to...More

Reviewed 9 February 2014

I had the shrimp po boy and the cajun style yucca fries and both were fantastic. Wash that down with a glass of ice cold delicious lemonade and you are all set. A great location in the middle of the old colonial district. The restaurant...More

Thank Matt P
MATtheEXPAT, Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Wow....somoene from Bejing China knows Cajun food! Interesting enough....in Louisiana one of my favorite restuarants is Trey Yuan....Chinese food with a cajun flare. But we know nothing about Chinese food so will not be attempting that "fusion". We apprecate the comment and patronage.

Reviewed 31 January 2014

It was a pleasure to meet Matt in his 400yr old ex monastery. We were looking for a friendly atmosphere and a change from the normal menu. He certainly gave us that!! It's very small and cozy - 6 tables spread over 3 floors. The...More

Thank Keith W
MATtheEXPAT, Front Office Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

We enjoyed have ing you visit us and thank you for the great rating. WE also appreciate the reccomendations as several from your Galapagos boat have come to eat at our Cafe. But moreover, I personally appreciate the comment on the steak. We are now...More

Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

It wasnt a great treat. The uruguayan steak for $20 was of good quality but frozen on the inside, grilled once more and still frozen. Last time grilled and it was ok but the outside became more black and thr yuca served with it, became...More

Thank heuv0036
MATtheEXPAT, Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

So we occaionslly UNDERCOOK a steak but better undercooked that overcooked as we can always go back and make it more cooked. I apologize personally because I cooked the steak but when a steak is 350 grams PLUS in size and about 4 to six...More

Reviewed 23 January 2014

I had a fantastic meal here- the atmosphere is unbeatable, the food flavorful and fresh, and the people friendly. Highly recommended.More

Thank Tino299
MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Thank you so much for the comment and great rating. I am relieved somone had a nice meal on the 24th of January becuase we just got RIPPPED by another customer the same night for taking three times to get a steak right! I thought...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-257-1995
  • E-mail
Classical traditional Cafe located in the 17th Century Monastery of Santa Catalina. We also own a farm 2 hours from Quito and grown our own lemons, yucca, bananas, oranges, coffee and cacao (chocolate).
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