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El Quetzal de Mindo

9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 98 626 3805
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Mindo Chocolate Tour
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US$55.00*
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Dinner and Chocolate Tour PLUS La Leyenda de Chocolate Tour
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Learn all about our award winning Artisan small-batch chocolate and how it is made. Learn about harvesting, fermentation, drying and roasting. See cocoa fruit on trees growing in our gardens and taste fresh cacao fruit. You will walk through our gardens and where you will also see coffee, banana and guava trees. Also a variety of tropical and medicinal plants growing on our grounds. You will have a chance to view small-batch chocolate making in progress and taste plenty of samples including our world famous famous brownies. Chocolate bars and other locally made products and artisan goods are available for purchase. We also have a festive evening tour available at a reduced fee if you join both tours. The Leyenda de Chocolate tour takes you back in time experiencing how chocolate has been made for 5,000 years ago. Ask for both tours! Beer brewed on site, coffee grown and roasted on site. Find us just up the hill from the central park on the Main Street in Mindo. Don't miss this unique experience. Look for El Quetzal!
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  • Average7%
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9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you did not like chocolate, after this visit everything will be different. You will be chocolate expert! The entrance fee is a little bit hire (10 $). But you will not regret it!

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The chocolate tour is nice and informative with a sympathic english speaking guide. The chocolate tasting and experimenting will definetly satisfy your craving for chocolate for days to come...

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A delicious restaurant (I ended up eating here twice in one day- brunch and dinner) that will sprinkle chocolate over everything- and it works. I highly recommend the chicken with cocoa powder dusted over it. I also took the chocolate-making tour, which was really cool...More

Thank 504to593
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you to our tour guide Serge who gave us an amazing experiencing touring the grounds to learn about the steps to make chocolate from harvesting the cacao to fermenting the beans and mixing flavors. My 11 year old daughter absolutely loved the Tate testing...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a find!!!! Stayed here for only one night. Found it on airbnb! Jose and Barbara are both really nice and have a wonderful place in Mindo. The room was clean and spacious with a relaxing balcony! Chocolate tour was very interesting and the samples...More

Thank Cindy D
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Cindy, Thanks for the great review. We look forward to your next visit. Barbara

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Staying in Mindo for a few days and took the afternoon Chocolate tour. The cost was $10 and took no more than 40 minutes, but an informative, interesting tour and we tried many samples of chocolate. The brownies were especially delicious. We learnt about the...More

Thank redpandadiving
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting activity to do if you're in mindo for a couple of days. Takes you through the whole chocolate making process. Good way to meet other people tooMore

Thank tomjones71
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks Tom for bringing up the fact that our tours are a good way to meet people. In fact that is my favorite part. We have people coming here from all over the world. And I love seeing our tour groups hanging out together later...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a good experience at El Quetzel de Mindo today. It was a great way to spend an hour before having lunch there as well. The goods: the chocolate, the gingerale, the food, the friendly service, English language demonstrations. The bads: the price isn't...More

Thank shannanv
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I'm backpacking solo and decided to do the night tour where you make a traditional cacao drink from scratch. It was fine, but not quite worth the $10 in my opinion.

Thank Escandalosagaby
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Best $10 tour ever! Sergio was very friendly and informative as he explained the process used in manufacturing the chocolate products and then showed me the actual process/equipment. As we strolled through the picturesque property he pointed out plants and explained them. Best part was...More

Thank Cynthia O
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Cynthia, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. And we are really happy that you enjoyed it. We agree Sergio is the greatest! Barbara

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Jack M
30 November 2015|
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Response from BWElQuetzal | Property representative |
Email me for the recipe. Our email address is on our website for Mindo Chocolate. Sorry Tripadvisor will not allow me to post email addresses or website links. Barbara
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