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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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US$ 10.00*
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Mindo Chocolate Tour
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US$ 55.00*
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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 14 August 2017 via mobile

Staying in Mindo for a few days and took the afternoon Chocolate tour. The cost was $10 and took no more than 40 minutes, but an informative, interesting tour and we tried many samples of chocolate. The brownies were especially delicious. We learnt about the...More

Thank redpandadiving
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting activity to do if you're in mindo for a couple of days. Takes you through the whole chocolate making process. Good way to meet other people tooMore

Thank tomjones71
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks Tom for bringing up the fact that our tours are a good way to meet people. In fact that is my favorite part. We have people coming here from all over the world. And I love seeing our tour groups hanging out together later...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a good experience at El Quetzel de Mindo today. It was a great way to spend an hour before having lunch there as well. The goods: the chocolate, the gingerale, the food, the friendly service, English language demonstrations. The bads: the price isn't...More

Thank shannanv
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I'm backpacking solo and decided to do the night tour where you make a traditional cacao drink from scratch. It was fine, but not quite worth the $10 in my opinion.

Thank Escandalosagaby
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Best $10 tour ever! Sergio was very friendly and informative as he explained the process used in manufacturing the chocolate products and then showed me the actual process/equipment. As we strolled through the picturesque property he pointed out plants and explained them. Best part was...More

Thank Cynthia O
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Cynthia, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. And we are really happy that you enjoyed it. We agree Sergio is the greatest! Barbara

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for a breakfast and had the granola which was homemade and delicious and such a good portion. The outdoor seating has amazing views. Slightly more expensive than other places in town but worth it.

Thank georginaharrison7
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

El Quetzal has it all! First and foremost do the chocolate tour! Absolutely worth the $10. The entire tour, I felt like I was gaining a plethora of cacao knowledge. Our tour guide Jessica answered any and all our questions. She was more than willing...More

Thank Maria G
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Maria, Thank you so much for the excellent and detailed review. We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to write a review. It really helps our business grow! We are really happy that you enjoyed your day at El Quetzal. Barbara

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We took the two chocolate tours for $16. The first is a taste test and tour. The guide was well versed in English and a couple other languages. It was educational and well done. The second was later at night where we roasted and ground...More

Thank fiveottersons
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear Five, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our chocolate tours. We are happy that you enjoyed them and learned something new! I just want everyone to know that we charge what we think is a fair price and we pay...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stopped here to eat breakfast in the restaurant and bar attached to the factory. The breakfast special - eggs benedict over a fried plantain patty and ham - was delicious. We took the tour of the factory with Jorge. He was very friendly and...More

Thank James C
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi James, Thanks for a great review! We really appreciate you stopping by and for taking the time to write a review. Barbara

Reviewed 25 June 2017

This tour is great except you get eaten live with mosquitoes whilst walking among the garden while he explains the plants to you. Wear lots of mosquito repellent. Tour excellent and very informative

Thank 1234Col
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Jack M
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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