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El Quetzal de Mindo

De Octubre 9 | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brownie” (84 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
De Octubre 9 | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Quetzal de Mindo
1. Great food, great chocolate!!
"A must-visit if you're in Mindo!"
Hannah W
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2. Chocolatey Goodness!!!
"Very informative tour! And heaps of samples and products to try! "
nick b
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3. Wonderful restaurant
"We highly recommend this restaurant for food and chocolate. "
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very fun, energetic and informative. We got to see their process of making chocolate, as well as try chocolate through the different stages of the process. The best part as the end when we got to see...More

Thank Katherine S
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Katherine for the excellent review! Barbara

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We loved this place so much we ended up eating both breakfast and dinner here. Breakfast - chocolate chip pancakes were good, their "Eggs Benedict" was better and their Mindo breakfast was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals and were so impressed we returned for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here from the costillas to the trucha and pollo plates is delicious. The service is very attentive and after checking out a few other restaurants we came here for three meals. They also serve a very interesting selection of alcoholic beverages made on...More

Thank Ian K
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ian for the excellent review!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour and tasting at El Quetzal & Mindo Chocolate. Our guide was super friendly and informative and the tasting at the end was delicious.

Thank jgoodhart
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a seriously good coffee here with a side of brownie(of course! I mean why wouldn't you? ) Staff were fantastic, friendly and made us feel very welcome. Two thumbs up!

1  Thank MrShaggy
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed our coffee and brownie and your experience at El Quetzal. Thanks for the great review! Barbara

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Very good cocktails, good food and nice staff, a good place to stay a while after a chocolate or coffee tour! Definitely recommended.

Thank Sibylle Z
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Sibylle, Thank you for the great review and suggestion. We often have guests stay after the tour for one of our famous Ginger Beers or cocktail. We also have really good Ecuadorian wine...yes it is really Ecuadorian wine and it is really good!

Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you’re in need of a nice, filling, casual meal, this fits the bill. Mindo isn’t large, so this place is easy to find. The fried yucca was my favourite. Nice selection of sandwiches at lunch.

Thank Kat B
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Hi Kat, Thank you for the nice review! Barbara

Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We particilated in the one hour chocolate tour. It was given in both English and Spanish so good practice for the Spanish language. The tasting of all the different flavours was the highlight obviously =) The souvenir shop is dangerous: everything is so tasty!

Thank Madebylon
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Was recommended to this restaurant by a couple of folks that are staying in the area for a few months. Food is outstanding. Service very good. Clean and great wifi. Went back for a second time and liked it even better! Great find in Mindo!

Reviewed February 23, 2018

Delicious sandwiches, lovely lemonade and be sure to order the lava cakes for dessert. Little piece of heaven!

Thank Fang4
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
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
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Octubre 9 | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 2-217-0034
  • E-mail
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 award winning chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily. 1.5 hours from Quito
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