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El Quetzal de Mindo

) #2 of 5 Dessert in Mindo #2 of 28 Places to Eat in Mindo $$ - $$$ Cafe, South American,
De Octubre 9, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (76 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
De Octubre 9, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
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11 - 20 of 173 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...More

Thank rroebber
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...More

Thank GlobalStaci
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.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I went on the chocolate tour which was quite interesting and delicious. A great experience which I would highly recommend if you are in Mindo.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I ate breakfast and dinner here for 17 days, as I stayed nearby. This kitchen puts out wonderful organic food and allows modification. Service is outstanding and friendly. In addition to making great chocolate, El Quetzal also makes ginger beer and other products. I loved...More

1  Thank Tirebiter8
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every time I visit Mindo, I eat at least 2 brownies from El Quetzal. If nothing else, get a brownie to go. That being said, both lunch and dinner are really good as well. I recommend the Cacao chicken, yukka fries, and ginger beer, as...More

Thank Travelerchic123
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here several times last year and this year. Trout, tilapia, and the shrimp casserole (it is translated as peanut butter but the flavor does not dominate) are reliable standards. Ginger beer also enjoyable on a hot afternoon. Patio seating front and rear. Take home...More

1  Thank pjd223
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Took the hour long Chocolate tour for $10 and was quite impressed with it. Myself and a friend had a personal tour minutes after asking for one. They go over everything in the chocolate making process, from the cocoa trees (which were shown), to the...More

Thank gsx1990
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a great soup lunch, topped by a fantastic brownie that we shared. My husband raved about the chocolate shake and insisted that we make that a mid-afternoon treat two more times. Excellent hot chocolate and carrot cake as well, though a little more...More

Thank asenior
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went here specifically for the chocolate tour which was a real eye opener in terms of the manufacturing and processing of chocolate. Getting to sample the chocolate from its raw form to the flavours possible by the addition of various spices and ingredients other...More

Thank David W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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