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El Quetzal de Mindo

9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (81 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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31 - 40 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2017

The atmosphere is really nice and chill, the dessert are great... Learn all about chocolate and get to taste a lot of chocolate also... If in Mindo, stop by for a bite..

Thank travelingfemale
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Mindo is famous for its wonderful chocolate. If you want the most delicious freshly made brownie you'll ever have in your life, this is the place to be. The brownies are absolutely amazing. Pro Tip: get some ice cream to go with the brownie. You...More

1  Thank Emily U
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I should have listen to all the other reviews and stay with the brownies. I am not really sure why they offer anything else, if they are so good at making brownies. The food is too expensive for Mindo prices, and it is not tasty...More

Thank mariazapatas
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I always make it a point to stop here when I visit Mindo. This year I took my husband to Mindo. We both enjoyed the Chocolate tour and then lunch at the cafe. As I right this I am drinking the late of my coffee...More

1  Thank CristolKat
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

They didn't have everything on the menu so we endid up ordering chicken and pork with chocolate in the sauce. It was fine, not really the special taste you would expect. The dessert we ordered got mixed up and we got an the right one...More

Thank Yoicb
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Specialises in all things chocolate including a really interesting on the hour chocolate tour. I didn't eat there in the end but the food looked good & the fruit juices were good with a choice or sugar or not The staff were very helpful

Thank Sid0nie
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stoped here to take the chocolate tour. If you are passing through Mindo stop for this tour. It was very interesting and you get to learn a lot about their organic chocolate. While you are there you have to try a brownie. Best I...More

Thank Jafa B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Jorge was our tour guide and he spoke excellent English. His personality was great. We learned a lot about the process and got to enjoy a tasting at the end. Be sure to try the homemade ginger ale and ginger beer...yummy!

Thank raemck00
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Lovely little porch to sip on some coffee, nibble on locally made chocolate, or have lunch. Lots of interesting things to buy as well.

Thank dbecker54
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After a fun experience trekking and getting wet, we loved sitting in a wonderful restaurant to enjoy chocolate samples and then coffee and chocolate beverages with delicious brownies. Very pleasant atmosphere, wi-if, excelente service. Highly recommend it,

Thank Monica R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 De Octubre | 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 chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily. 1.5 hours from Quito
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