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Cafe de la Vaca

#52 of 1,132 Places to Eat in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Ecuadorean, Cafe
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Panamericana Norte Km 49, Via Oton | Cayambe, Ecuador, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-231-5012
08:00 - 17:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant, comfortable, the service is fast and you will find high quality food, good taste and good portions, for sure you will be satisfied. Some typical dishes like "locro de papa (in several presentations)", "churrasco", "higos con queso" among others, are all recommended. Breakfast time is the most crowded because of the variety and quatity of food however it... More 

Thank anaidazulita
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This really is worth the stop if you need a break from driving or need a bite to eat. Good food, good service, reasonable prices. Well know, people drive here from Quito just to have lunch. Awesome hot chocolate

Thank Nick T
Orlando, Florida
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Every time I visit Quito, I have to stop for breakfast at “Café de la Vaca”. The food is amazing. Not only the taste is good but also everything is fresh. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you. You can go from a simple American breakfast to something hearty. A defiantly must do while you traveling in... More 

1 Thank Hernan74
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is a good place to go with family or friends. Great breakfasts, lunches are tasty. The service is very friendly and always looking to help. Prices are a bit high.

Thank Dustin G
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279 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The place is nice the service very good, and the food good . For the prices you pay you should expect something more, but general comment they can improve. Please ask for the natural juices. One recommendation if you go on weekends please make sure you have a reservation

Thank ROVP
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is cool, but I think it's overrated. The food is good, but waaay too expensive. You have to make reservations or else you'll be waiting in line for a long time.. and I don't think it's worth the wait.

Thank Gabriela P
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is about an hour South of the city on the highway but worth a visit. Really caters well to families. Food is good variety and quality. Great breakfasts but busy, make a reservation.

Thank Woodlands21
Quito, Ecuador
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The place is very nice, big gardens for the kids, and space to walk around. The food is good, I specially like their breakfast offering. Slow service.

Thank VPC45
Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We are regular customers and always enjoy our meals there. Not only are the meals fantastic, the service, hospitality, and royal treatment are first rate.

Thank john m
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were told to stop at the Casa de la Vaca on the way back to Quito from Cotopaxi. The restaurant featured local food and it was associated with a dairy farm, so everything was very fresh. My daughter and I had the potatoe soup with shredded chicken, avocado, corn and deep fried pork rinds. Yum. My husband had a... More 

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Muuuchas gracias por su opinión... sus comentarios nos motivan a seguir mejorando y ofreciendo lo mejor de nuestra comida tradicional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
International, Ecuadorean, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panamericana Norte Km 49, Via Oton | Cayambe, Ecuador, Quito 170150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-231-5012
A place full of energy, delicious Ecuadorian food, fresh dishes and nice people around. Wild brunch, surrounded by wonderful mountains and green fields.

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