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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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Chocolate Tour! Great food! Even better staff!

El Quetzal has it all! First and foremost do the chocolate tour! Absolutely worth the $10. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria G
via mobile
Fun chocolate experience but expensive

We took the two chocolate tours for $16. The first is a taste test and tour. The guide was well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fiveottersons
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Learn all about our award winning 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 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 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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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

El Quetzal has it all! First and foremost do the chocolate tour! Absolutely worth the $10. The entire tour, I felt like I was gaining a plethora of cacao knowledge. Our tour guide Jessica answered any and all our questions. She was more than willing...More

Thank Maria G
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maria, Thank you so much for the excellent and detailed review. We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to write a review. It really helps our business grow! We are really happy that you enjoyed your day at El Quetzal. Barbara

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the two chocolate tours for $16. The first is a taste test and tour. The guide was well versed in English and a couple other languages. It was educational and well done. The second was later at night where we roasted and ground...More

Thank fiveottersons
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Five, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our chocolate tours. We are happy that you enjoyed them and learned something new! I just want everyone to know that we charge what we think is a fair price and we pay...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to eat breakfast in the restaurant and bar attached to the factory. The breakfast special - eggs benedict over a fried plantain patty and ham - was delicious. We took the tour of the factory with Jorge. He was very friendly and...More

Thank James C
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi James, Thanks for a great review! We really appreciate you stopping by and for taking the time to write a review. Barbara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is great except you get eaten live with mosquitoes whilst walking among the garden while he explains the plants to you. Wear lots of mosquito repellent. Tour excellent and very informative

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed nearby and decided, on a whim, to take the chocolate tour. We were a bit reluctant because of the $10 per person fee and 30 minute wait time. The tour is unique and totally worth it. Featuring a hands on experience of the...More

Thank Quest I
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed learning about the chocolate making process and the history of Ecuador as it is tied to chocolate. Walking through the factory area and trying the different ingredients that are grown there and placed in the chocolate was really nice. The brownies at the...More

2  Thank shereenbourne
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Sergio was our guide and he was great. Very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Took us step by step through the chocolate making process and it was fun experimenting with all the textures and flavours. We see chocolate in a new light now- Gracias...More

2  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This was one of our best surprises yet in over two months of travelling all over Ecuador. Like any tour, this one is likely very dependent on the exact tour guide you get, so let me be specific and note that we had Sergio, who...More

2  Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I visited El Quetzal in March with my dad and sister. It was a rainy evening in Mindo, so we were looking for an indoor activity and the chocolate tour had been recommended to us. What we didn't realize until we got there was that...More

1  Thank adisonhaley
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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.

1  Thank JustinExplores
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Jack M
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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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