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El Quetzal de Mindo

9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (82 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
“tuna sandwich” (4 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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31 - 40 of 187 reviews

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
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Quickly became my favorite restaurant in this town. Loved the chocolate tour and after just started eating here. The coffee is great and avaliable earlier than most other places. Lunch and dinner both very good. Excellent trout, good sandwiches and of course the chocolate. The...More

Thank Alberta H
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Here I have had cappuccinos, the tuna sandwich and the carrot cake, and they were all amazingly delicious. Prices are normal to slightly higher, but definitely worth it to go and treat yourself here at least once.

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The atmosphere is really nice and chill, the dessert are great... Learn all about chocolate and get to taste a lot of chocolate also... If in Mindo, stop by for a bite..

Thank travelingfemale
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mindo is famous for its wonderful chocolate. If you want the most delicious freshly made brownie you'll ever have in your life, this is the place to be. The brownies are absolutely amazing. Pro Tip: get some ice cream to go with the brownie. You...More

1  Thank Emily U
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I should have listen to all the other reviews and stay with the brownies. I am not really sure why they offer anything else, if they are so good at making brownies. The food is too expensive for Mindo prices, and it is not tasty...More

Thank mariazapatas
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I always make it a point to stop here when I visit Mindo. This year I took my husband to Mindo. We both enjoyed the Chocolate tour and then lunch at the cafe. As I right this I am drinking the late of my coffee...More

1  Thank CristolKat
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 2-217-0034
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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. 1.5 hours from Quito
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