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El Cafecito

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Cordero 1124, Quito 170150, Ecuador
(02) 234 862
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 04:30 - 21:00
Fri 04:30 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I went to El Cafecito expecting to have an amazing food experience but i left the place dissapointed. The food was average, the place was old and kind of sloopy but the reason i am not going back is the questionable hygiene. The bathroom was dirty & smelly. The salt and pepper shakers had some food sticked to them as... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L V
Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

El Cafecito is a great place to hang out. It's in a quieter part of La Mariscal, so the place is never too busy, and the atmosphere is very calm and welcoming. Good wifi, good drinks, and decent food make this cafe/hostel a place where you can stay all day, and there's a pleasantly international feel to the place since... More 

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Thank Julianna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Nice place to relax between activities, have a coffee or tea or a drink, or a dessert, or a meal; and read or study or talk for a while. Everyone was friendly, my friend and I had no problems with service. We liked that it's open all day and that the ambience was less high-energy than some of the local... More 

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Thank 63425Rose
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and not too touristy which we found very refreshing for the area. The food was OK, the service a little slow, but a very relaxing place for dinner overall. Try the canelazo which was delicious

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Thank ScottAToronto
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Can't say anything about the food, since I never had a chance to try it. The waitress brought the menu and disappeared. After 15 minutes of waiting I gave up.

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Thank Alexei S
Bucharest, Romania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This place is nice but too noisy and the shower does not work properly. The staff during the day is cool and nicer than the night shift. The reception guy ignored me when I ask for the services and about the water functions.

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Thank NicolasN
Moorefield
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is a cute little hostel/cafe/restaurant owned by the charming Canadian Tony, we thought we would stay 15 minutes for a quick coffee and ended up there for 3 hours meeting new people from all over the globe sharing contacts and stories. If the food isn't what you are looking for the atmosphere and quality of people attending you will... More 

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Thank Bri1505
pacific northwest
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

This place has a limited menu, but it's quiet and good. We felt we could hang out there with a drink or coffee as long as we wanted, and the clientele was at least as much Ecuadorian as tourist. It just had a charm about it.

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Thank jodi489
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

I really love this little place. It has a great chill vibe and a bohemian decor with a wonderful fireplace and a patio. The food is delicious. Mind you this is not your typical "menu del dia" type place. It has a great little menu and the cook really takes care to prepare everything so that it looks and tastes... More 

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Thank chimone
Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

A good place to meet other travellers and share information. Food is good, a nice blend of local but with Western hints. Coffees are great!

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Thank Katiejune

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
04:30 - 21:00
Friday
04:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cordero 1124, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: (02) 234 862

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?