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El Quetzal de Mindo

) #2 of 5 Dessert in Mindo #2 of 28 Places to Eat in Mindo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Cafe, South American
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (76 reviews)
“ginger syrup” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
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9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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11 - 20 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place has some tasty desserts but overall I found it very overpriced and the service was never good. Not my favorite place to eat in mindo, that's for sure.

Thank jaimeohmtree
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

You should eat here if you're in Mindo! My son had the ham/cheese sandwich - made with delicious fresh bread. My husband had the cocoa BBQ sauce pork chop - he loved it!! And, I had the vegetable quinoa risotto - very good; too big...More

Thank JodiL123
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Everyone here is so welcoming and accommodating. The room was really nice, comfortable and clean, with a lovely private view. The chocolate tour was so interesting and fun! The fresh glass of cacao juice was delicious. I also ordered the trout and mushrooms and it...More

Thank rroebber
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Sort of weird to say that I know, but my 11 year old daughter and I enjoyed this SO much. I booked the lunch with chocolate tour. The food was fantastic! The tour guide, it was just us and him, really educated us on the...More

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The brownies are pretty good but the meal that we had there was not that great. Very salty. The facility is very nice and so are the people that work there.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I went on the chocolate tour which was quite interesting and delicious. A great experience which I would highly recommend if you are in Mindo.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I ate breakfast and dinner here for 17 days, as I stayed nearby. This kitchen puts out wonderful organic food and allows modification. Service is outstanding and friendly. In addition to making great chocolate, El Quetzal also makes ginger beer and other products. I loved...More

1  Thank Tirebiter8
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every time I visit Mindo, I eat at least 2 brownies from El Quetzal. If nothing else, get a brownie to go. That being said, both lunch and dinner are really good as well. I recommend the Cacao chicken, yukka fries, and ginger beer, as...More

Thank Travelerchic123
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here several times last year and this year. Trout, tilapia, and the shrimp casserole (it is translated as peanut butter but the flavor does not dominate) are reliable standards. Ginger beer also enjoyable on a hot afternoon. Patio seating front and rear. Take home...More

1  Thank pjd223
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Took the hour long Chocolate tour for $10 and was quite impressed with it. Myself and a friend had a personal tour minutes after asking for one. They go over everything in the chocolate making process, from the cocoa trees (which were shown), to the...More

Thank gsx1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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