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El Quetzal de Mindo

De Octubre 9 | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (83 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent cuisine, great environment with outdoor seating also. Fabulous coffee and chocolate also! Staff was extremely accommodating and the owner's very interested in us, we enjoyed conversation with them greatly!

Thank Byrdman2014
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Burdman for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed El Quetzal!

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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 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour in the chcolate factory which was very intetesting. The portugaz guide was rxcelent. The restaurant was not too good.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour! And heaps of samples and products to try! They make their own chocolate and ginger ale! Many awesome products to take home too like cacao bbq sauce, cacao honey, ginger honey, and endless chocolate for hot chocolate, cooking or eating! Also host...More

Thank nick b
Reviewed January 12, 2018

I don't anything about a chocolate tour, but I had a great lunch at the restaurant. It is a block to two northeast of the little main square (under renovation recently). Ask anybody (in Spanish) and they'll point the way. I took a day trip...More

1  Thank floridaleeman
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights here in one of the two basic rooms with en-suite bathroom above the restaurant. The beds were comfortable and the included breakfast was very good! All the staff at El Quetzal were wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable and very endearing. The chocolate tour...More

Thank SandraenSalento
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We ordered food here, but really could not eat it, it did not look appetizing or edible. I guess the chocolate would have been OK to eat, but I was so disappointed, I was not spending any more money hereMore

Thank JLWK2015
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal at El Quetzal. Please, if you are able to come back and give us a second chance. We are very proud of our excellent food and excellent service. I will personally make sure that the...More

Reviewed December 18, 2017

We went for lunch after reading about it in the Lonely Planet book, and loved it so much that we went back a few hours later to do the chocolate tour which was easily worth the $10 and so informative and interesting. A must-visit if...More

Thank Hannah W
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2017

Hannah, So happy you had a great experience at El Quetzal! Barbara

Reviewed December 2, 2017

Didn't know what to expect on the tour, but we enjoyed it immensely and learned so much. The chocolate sampling was fun, and their chocolate is really some of the best I've ever had. The chocolate bars were a bit pricey, at least compared to...More

Thank Jennifer C
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thanks Jennifer for taking the time to write an excellent review!! Barbara

Reviewed November 30, 2017

We were in Mindo with friends who live in Quito. They have come to this restaurant several times before on previous trips. We came one evening to have coffee and dessert. The dessert is very good. Another time we came for breakfast. They have good...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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 award winning chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily. 1.5 hours from Quito
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