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El Quetzal de Mindo

9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 98 626 3805
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Dinner and Chocolate Tour PLUS La Leyenda de Chocolate Tour
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Learn all about our award winning Artisan small-batch chocolate and how it is made. Learn about harvesting, fermentation, drying and roasting. See cocoa fruit on trees growing in our gardens and taste fresh cacao fruit. You will walk through our gardens and where you will also see coffee, banana and guava trees. Also a variety of tropical and medicinal plants growing on our grounds. You will have a chance to view small-batch chocolate making in progress and taste plenty of samples including our world famous famous brownies. Chocolate bars and other locally made products and artisan goods are available for purchase. We also have a festive evening tour available at a reduced fee if you join both tours. The Leyenda de Chocolate tour takes you back in time experiencing how chocolate has been made for 5,000 years ago. Ask for both tours! Beer brewed on site, coffee grown and roasted on site. Find us just up the hill from the central park on the Main Street in Mindo. Don't miss this unique experience. Look for El Quetzal!
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9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 98 626 3805
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We paid 10 US dollars per person for a 35 minute chocolate tour. The tour itself is still pretty good. They explain you how chocolate is made and let you see all the stages of this proces. At the and you can taste from 100%...More

Thank Arjan Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I read about this place after i had breakfast but I wanted to find it and try their coffee and something chocolate like a brownie. Both very good and I plan to return for dinner.

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1  Thank Dan1081
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comprehensive tour, from growing to drying to producing the chocolate, and lots of yummy samples. I would definitely recommend the tour. However the chocolate for sale in the little gift shop at the end is really quite expensive, which is why 4 and not 5...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017


1  Thank WesternPhil
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Interesting tour, good samples, and delicious ginger beer! We didn't eat there, but everything coming out of the kitchen also looked good.

Thank Patrick O
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience..and the ginger beer at El Quetzal.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Lunch outside on the deck was peaceful and relaxing. The food was some of the most original and flavorful we have ever had. The macadamia encrusted chicken was moist and tender with chocolate covered ginger as a side. My husband had pork ribs that fell...More

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Big place, nice setting. We only had the “famous” brownie. It was all great, exept the sugar overdose we got from it. We just shared one brownie, the two of us and it was way too much 🙈 other that that it was delicious.

Thank Meriliis S
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Jack M
30 November 2015|
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Response from BWElQuetzal | Property representative |
Email me for the recipe. Our email address is on our website for Mindo Chocolate. Sorry Tripadvisor will not allow me to post email addresses or website links. Barbara