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El Quetzal de Mindo

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De Octubre 9, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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Warsaw, Poland
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly nice guide with great knowledge guided by a small chocolate factory. You can try, touch, test. Revelation, worth the price of $ 10.

Thank JustinExplores
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop by for a chocolate cake but decided to eat lunch there instead as it was already past lunch time. The fish in coconut sauce was absolutely incredible! Very big surprises as the restaurants is well known for its deserts. We also ordered fresh juices of Guanabana and Cocoa! They are very fresh and tasty! We will... More 

Thank Kristiana S
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chocolate tour was great, offered in English or in Spanish. The Jugo de cacao was the best! Learned a lot and really enjoyed it!

Thank bklynbops
Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We did the 90 minute chocolate tour - learning the process from start to finish, seeing both dark, milk and white chocolate making processes, the fermentation process through to final production. So interesting. The tasting was fantastic and well the cafe cholate and the ginger chocolate cannot be missed. If you love chocolate you must do this one!

Thank Yanaye
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this review

Dear Yanaye, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Barbara More 

Hong Kong, China
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317 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We’ve been there with our kids (8 & 11) after some outdoor activities. Prior visiting the cocoa factories we had a late lunch there. We ordered different dishes for the kids & the adults together with some local made beer. In summary: all looked and tasted very good and was very reasonable priced. After lunch we had a guided tour... More 

Thank Thomas_0608
Kejimkujik National Park, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place has some tasty desserts but overall I found it very overpriced and the service was never good. Not my favorite place to eat in mindo, that's for sure.

Thank jaimeohmtree
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

You should eat here if you're in Mindo! My son had the ham/cheese sandwich - made with delicious fresh bread. My husband had the cocoa BBQ sauce pork chop - he loved it!! And, I had the vegetable quinoa risotto - very good; too big a portion for me to eat. We never would have found this spot without our... More 

Thank JodiL123
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Everyone here is so welcoming and accommodating. The room was really nice, comfortable and clean, with a lovely private view. The chocolate tour was so interesting and fun! The fresh glass of cacao juice was delicious. I also ordered the trout and mushrooms and it was the best meal I had while traveling in Ecuador. The chocolate though... not only... More 

Thank rroebber
Baltimore, Maryland
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449 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Sort of weird to say that I know, but my 11 year old daughter and I enjoyed this SO much. I booked the lunch with chocolate tour. The food was fantastic! The tour guide, it was just us and him, really educated us on the process of making the chocolate from the pod growing on the plant all the way... More 

Thank GlobalStaci
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The brownies are pretty good but the meal that we had there was not that great. Very salty. The facility is very nice and so are the people that work there.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Octubre 9, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 2-217-0034
El Quetzal is one of the premier restaurants in Mindo, Ecuador. Located only a few blocks from the Parque Central de Mindo, yet located in a quiet area with a river view where you can see hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and quetzals. We serve fresh foods harvested from our own organic gardens. Our menu selection includes authentic Ecuadorian dishes and typical American food options. Freshly made vegetarian options are available daily. Special dishes with chocolate and coffee. Our world-famous brownie. Freshly roasted coffee on site and we make chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?