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Cafe Dios No Muere

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Cafe, Ecuadorean, Cajun & Creole
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is tiny and I was pretty sure I was going to break the floor boards... More 

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Thank Matt P
MATtheEXPAT, Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

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. More 

Retford
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 menu is also small and we went for the Equadorian steak which at 350gm is... More 

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Thank Keith W
MATtheEXPAT, Front Office Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

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 attempting to cutting the meat less thick and more wide so as to give patrons... More 

Chaiten, Chili
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 cold. No real interest in the customer. No excuse or extra drink. Not recomended

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Thank heuv0036
MATtheEXPAT, Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

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 inch in width...it becomes difficult to cook. We cut the meat ourselves instead of a... More 

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tino299
MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

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 I was having a bad "hair" day........Please come back to see us before going back... More 

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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Very small restaurant spread over three floors, loads of history here...the bartender/cook/manager/historian that works here told us all about the history of this old school building. We didn't have any of the food since we'd already eaten, but good tap beer!

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Thank Conner C
MATtheEXPAT, Front Office Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment and your visit. You might as well add SLAVE to your list of titles for me. And I am not that good of a history teacher...the place is a Monastery...not a school. More 

Richmond, Indiana
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We are from the US and have been living in Quito for 4 months. Cafe Dios No Muere is the only place we have found really good sausage. Most sausage in Ecuador is really bland, more like a good hot dog. This cafe serves the real thing. We did not try the other selections on the menu during our first... More 

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Thank Daniel S
MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment and patronage. Since you live in Quito....we trust we wiill see you again. We appreciate the comment on our sausage but we are still trying to get our Anduoille Sausage as good as Louisiana. Perhaps we will have that upon you return. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Sought out this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were so glad that we did! The restaurant is charming, cozy, and has an overall vibe that you might just be visiting old friends. The owner greeted us when we came in (we were there for a late lunch so there wasn't anyone in the space yet) and told... More 

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Thank Kristina D
MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the visit and great comment. Personally.....atmosphere is the reason I visit a place when I dine out so we have tried to creat a different atmosphere with our cafe...which is not hard with a 400 year old building. Intereting.....everything you ate was Ecuadorian...including the Ecuadorian brewed Micro beer! More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

New years Eve, searching for some dinner, found this gem. Sat on the ground floor where the kitchen was and got to know the owner and the history of the cafe as we ate our meal. My wife and I both thought the food, wine, etc was excellent, and inexpensive (I had steak and my wife has a cheese and... More 

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Thank Benedictnz
MATtheEXPAT, Owner at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Happy New Year! It was nice having you join us and thank you so much for the great comment. Too bad you did not stay for our fireworks and burning of the "viejo" at midnight. It was great fun! More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Great meal in Old Town Quito. Easily walkable from our hotel. Micro brews on tap. Owner was very nice. Menu in English and Spanish. Reasonable prices. I would go back, especially on a Monday night for rice and beans.

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Thank XYZ1974
MATtheEXPAT, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great remarks. Our business has really taken off now that we have out door seating. I think you were one of our first customers to sit outside! We hope you can make it back for our Louisiana Gumbo on Tuesday. More 

Squamish, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was one of the best meals on our 4 week honeymoon. The blackened salmon and prawns were both amazing. So good we went back for lunch the next day...GUMBO!

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Thank ccharp
MATtheEXPAT, Front Office Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this review

We appreciate you visits to our Cafe while you were in Quito and especially for this great comment. Please come back and see us the next time you are in Quito. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Ecuadorean, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?