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Cafe Mosaico

$$ - $$$
American, Ecuadorean, International
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Manuel Samaniego N8-95 Near Antepara, Itchimbia | Itchimbia, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-254-2871
13:00 - 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Quito, Ecuador
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I did not make a reservation last night for the veranda at Mosaico, however we were able to get a table only 2 meters away from the very edge of the veranda, and still with a great view of Old Town Quito. It was foggy which gave a misterious ambiance to the beautiful silhouette of the Pichincha volcano. I ordered... More 

Thank michaelayala
Silver Spring, Maryland
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We came expecting a great view of the city and delicious hot chocolate, were very pleased with both. Different ones in our group of five got various munchies along with the hot chocolate and liked the food. As sunset came and went the view of the city was impressive, at least from our edge-of-the-balcony table. You'll want a jacket after... More 

Thank Piccadilly8
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

You've got to visit, if only for the view. It is such a great place to have a quick drink or eat. We arrived at 4.15pm and had coffee and tea so can't comment on the menu. Try and go around sunset as I imagine it would be amazing. Also noticed that they are very per friendly!

Thank natasha1985
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I ordered the Penna pasta with pesto for $10 and a bottle of water for a grand total of $12. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more professional. However this is defiantly a very special occasion place. I ended HAVING to go there because Pideme La Luna ended being closed so I didn't want to have dressed up and... More 

Thank BlueSkyB0y
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Primarily regional cuisine but not only. We had Thai Chicken and a local dish of chicken in peanut sauce. Both great. The tomato - vegetable soup was one of a kind. The view is fantastic but there is limited seating on the terrace.

Thank Mark__Moscow
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I arrived at about 5.45 PM which was a perfect time because I was able to watch the sun go down and the lights turn on in the centro historico. The view is absolutely spectacular and you're able to try their famous hot chocolate with queso. Might get crowded during the weekend so it's not a bad idea to reserve... More 

Thank Maja J
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294 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the warm and intimate atmosphere of the upper level bar and covered terrace. Cafe Mosaico is on a beautiful and quiet tree lined street, just 50 meters down from Vista Hermosa, also a nice and similar restaurant/view. The staff were very friendly although the one waiter was overworked so everything took longer (the extra food, drinks and table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
American, Ecuadorean, International
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?