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“Dining in Mindo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dragonfly Inn Restaurant

Dragonfly Inn Restaurant
Ave Quito y Sucre, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0319
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Ranked #6 of 18 Restaurants in Mindo
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Ecuadorean, International, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Our spacious and bright restaurant is divided in two parts. The front is overlooking the main street of Mindo, and the back is located on a covered terrace right next to the flowing river. A la carte is offered 7 days a week, with a wide variety of national and international dishes. We also serve a typical "Almuerzo" daily, which is a set 3 course lunch made to the Ecuadorian taste. We are trying our best to be as organic as possible, and to keep the impact of our kitchen on nature as low as possible. You will not find straws, to go containers or disposable bottles. Our commitment is to leave this world a bit cleaner every day. Also in our front restaurant area, you can find fine chocolates, coffee and other crafts to take home as presents or for your sweet treat sitting on the balcony. Reservations for groups are welcome, we can serve a la carte or make a special set lunch/dinner tailored to your needs. We accept MasterCard and Visa for your restaurant bill or gift shopping
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dining in Mindo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Clean and pleasant environment in Mindo. Interesting that the coffee came from across the road and la postre was not as we had ordered. The menu was reasonably extensive and we appreciated generous amounts of green vegs and salad after a few days of high carb. food. Aimed at the overseas tourists, has great potential which it probably realises in the main season. We felt safe and comfortable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ingo S, Manager at Dragonfly Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thanks for the heads up. Glad you liked the food and the coffee from across the street, our coffee shop. WE ARE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE 1ST OF AUGUST AND ARE IMPROVING DAILY.
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Palm Bay, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“nicest resturaunt in mindo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

although we did not eat there we did stop in. and hands down was the nicest dining area in mindo we ended up not eating cuz it was my first day in town and I was still dirty and tired. so the owner was nice enough to spend the time to show me where I could go to get some cheap chicken and fries.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ingo S, Manager at Dragonfly Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thanks a lot for the nice words. Make sure next time you are in town you stay a while and try our great food prepared by the new chef.
WE ARE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT SINCE 1ST OF AUGUST
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Tampa, FL
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Needs onsite management!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed at the Dragonfly in June and I must say we were disappointed. The bathroom was in serious disrepair, the sheets were not clean, and the staff were not at all helpful and in fact "closed up shop" and told us that there would be no more food until the next day even though we were told they served dinner!

The problem with the Dragonfly is that the owners are absent. They spend their time in Quito and appear at the Inn on weekends. This makes for a poorly run Inn. HOWEVER, I was told that effective July 1, new management would be taking over the Dragonfly. The new operator actually picked us up in Quito and delivered us to Mindo and even took us to the South Bus Terminal in Quito during the Futbol game when Ecuador was playing. A real sacrifice that we appreciated:) From all appearance I am hopeful that he will remain onsite and attend to the problems that currently exist. He was very personable and eager to make us happy. I suspect he knows there is work to be done and has a mind to do it. Given time with the new manager, I believe the Dragonfly will once again become a great destination in Mindo. I would give it another chance after he has time to make the necessary changes. It is a great location in town and you can walk to the various restaurants and shops.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ingo S, Owner at Dragonfly Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Hello. Thanks a lot for your opinion. I am happy to say we took your advice very serious. Since 1st of august we took over the Dragonfly Inn and are on site all times to make sure things are working good in the B&B and restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you and to show you how good we do. Thanks. Ingo
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Fort Worth, Texas
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The restaurant of the Dragonfly Inn serves quite delicious food and has a variety that is extraordinary to the other restaurants located in Mindo. The restaurant gets incredibly busy during the high season, so busy that they may lock the doors to prevent others coming in. This unfortunately happened when we arrived to check-in to the Inn which forced us to wait an hour before they reopened their doors to even let us in and show us to our room.

The Dragonfly Inn would be best for dinner and drinks during the evening. Outdoor seating offers a view of town and the nearby river. Humming birds swarm around the feeders strategically placed outside which helps remind visitors that they are indeed in a very special place.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ingo S, Manager at Dragonfly Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi we are sorry you had a bad experience at our place.
I would like to mention here that we, Genny and Ingo, have taken over management of the Draganonfly Inn B&B and Restaurant starting 1.7.14 and quality is, as you can see on the newer references, improving every day.
Please come again!
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I really enjoyed the food, the elevated view of the street (or river). The chef cares about the food and it was a great value. It was recommended to me and I in turn recommend it to others. Friendly staff too.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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