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El Quetzal de Mindo

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great food, great chocolate!!
1. Great food, great chocolate!!
"A must-visit if you're in Mindo!"
Hannah W
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2. Chocolatey Goodness!!!
2. Chocolatey Goodness!!!
"Very informative tour! And heaps of samples and products to try! "
nick b
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3. Wonderful restaurant
3. Wonderful restaurant
"We highly recommend this restaurant for food and chocolate. "
FLBuckeye93
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About
El Quetzal de Mindo 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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
South American, Ecuadorean, International
FEATURES
Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This place was recommended to us, and I'm glad we followed it. Though low-key, this place offers tasty food for reasonable prices. The service was a little slow, but when you're in a jungle and have great views, we didn't really mind. My favorite items...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kaycarrillo
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Thank you Kay for the amazing review! We make all of our food fresh from scratch with the finest of ingredients and that takes a little longer than most restaurants to get your food to the table. I hope it was worth the wait. Barbara

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Reviewed December 8, 2018

As part of our private tour of the Mindo Area, the guide stopped at this location for lunch. Nice menu of Ecuadorian dishes. We chose the Empanadas, which were excellent. After lunch we signed up for the cocoa plantation and factory tour. Very interesting; they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jobenn9936
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed March 14, 2019

Great local place to enjoy regional coffee and chocolate. Clean, friendly staff and great choices. Don't leave without taking a bit of mindo with you. My choice wa chocolate with aji (chili)

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

Who knew there was so much to chocolate, starting from the fruit which comes in both yellow and red (red being the less desirable choice of some mass chocolate purveyors)? Sergio makes the tour a mini adventure complete with tasting of chocolate tea and chocolate...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jennifer G
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Jennifer, We are really happy that you enjoyed your tour and learned so much. Come back and visit soon. Barbara

Reviewed February 28, 2019

We stopped here for cocktails before having dinner elsewhere, and while the selection wasn’t large we were very happy with our choices. We can recommend the Mindo Mule and the passion fruit Mojito. I am not normally huge fan of ginger beer based cocktails, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tope_Law
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

We are so happy that you liked our drinks at El Quetzal.

Reviewed February 28, 2019

I Can recommend this Tour, it’s $10 pp we’ll worth it, takes around an hour our guide Sergei was so informative and told us so much about the chocolate production from growing to the actual finished chocolate product every part of the chocolate plant is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank annemacmillan
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Anne, Thank you very much for writing a great review. We appreciate it!

Reviewed February 19, 2019

We sat outside which is a treat as it is winter at home in Canada. My chicken wa garnished with a gorgeous dark chocolate sauce.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ancientmoods
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed our place and thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Great chocolate and delicious food. This is an operating farm and chocolate producing small factory. The restaurant combines Ecuadorian and international kitchen with locally grown ingredients.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank liz0530
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Liz, Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

Take the chocolate tour, it is fascinating. Guide is super knowledgeable, great walk around the grounds and immersion in the entire process. Best part- the tasting! Enjoy a rich espresso at the coffee bar on the property. We did not eat at the restaurant but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kmcp23
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.

Reviewed January 22, 2019

Whilst I didn't have a meal, I did the cocoa tour, and got to taste chocolate, brownies,and to drink some too. Interesting, and you of course can buy the products at the end. Fun if the rain stops you doing something outdoors.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sharito2014
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Sharito, Thank you for reviewing our business. Next time try our restaurant the food is spectacular and a change of pace from most of the restaurants in Ecuador.

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Yes, we are just up the hill from the park past the ATM Banco de Pichincha. The info center is no longer there. But we are still here!
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