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Cafe Dios No Muere

La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-257-1995
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Ecuadorean, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
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La Esquina de Flores y Junin, Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We now have had amazing Gumbo, Po Boys, Hamburgers, Bread Pudding and Fried Yuca Chips over the course of two visits. ALL perfectly prepared and delivered. We enjoyed a hand crafted beer and great chat with our hosts - even caught the owner "making groceries"...More

Thank FullerFamilago
MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Who dat!!!!! We alwyas love it when South Louisana "Characters" come by for a visit...it is like being home! Congratulations on your lovely family and we really enjoyed having you visit us on the several occasions that you came by. Thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 28 May 2014

Had a lovely time at Mathieu's place. My first meal dining out in Quito. We sampled a little of everything. Simple, quaint, French influenced décor. Hang on going up the stairs to the bathroom!

Thank Willaim W
MATtheEXPAT, General Manager at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you....for bringing in your BONITA Ecuadorian girlfriend! But you forgot to come back for your Cuban cigars....but do not worry......I will somke them. We expect to see you when you come back to Ecuador.

Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had an excellent dinner at Cafe Dios No Muere during our few days stay in Quito. Mathieu was an excellent and attentive host. The interior is tiny and in the candle light quite atmospheric. All four of us enjoyed our various dishes - parillada...More

Thank herrod
MATtheEXPAT, Director of Sales at Cafe Dios No Muere, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thank you so much for this great comment. We were preparing to close our doors for good because the last two comments on TA crucified us! Or....... to use a better metaphor...."over cooked us"....we were done! But now....we have "risen from the dead" with your...More

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

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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

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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 10 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 24 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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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