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El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate Tour

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Address: De Octubre 9, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Learn all about chocolate including current production practices. View...

Learn all about chocolate including current production practices. View chocolate making process and techniques: includes discussion of harvesting, fermentation and roasting techniques. You will have a chance to view chocolate making in progress and taste plenty of samples including our famous brownies. Chocolate bars and other locally made products are available for purchase.

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Chocolate tour!!

Join a small guided tour around in the local chocolate factory, learn a bit more about chocolate and in the end you get to taste the chocolate, chocolate tea and the amazing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cecilie D
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Larvik, Norway
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Larvik, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Join a small guided tour around in the local chocolate factory, learn a bit more about chocolate and in the end you get to taste the chocolate, chocolate tea and the amazing brownie!!! Mmmm

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and fun. I think I've done it twice now. And will probably do it again when I return.

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Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate Tour, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate your 5-star review and we are really glad that you enjoyed our tour. Barbara More 

Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with the family for lunch. It is a fairly large restaurant with tables inside and out. Not very cosy though, when you only see tables and not the greenery that Mindo has. Even though outside tables have better view, we decided to eat inside because it was getting cold and raining. Food is fine with a friendly service.... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate Tour is $10 per person. It's a very complete tour of the process of chocolate from tree to bar. The tasting part of the tour was fun and very tasty. We were encouraged to experiment.

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BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate Tour, responded to this review

Hi Maria, I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of our tour and we are really happy that you think it was "great". I just want to comment on the price of the tours. Until we raised the price it was really difficult to attract and maintain excellent multi-lingual tour guides. Since we started paying more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you know that raw chocolate fruit tastes like a lychee? Me neither!! But now I do! The tour was fascinating, and is one of the few places where you can see the entire chocolate process from growing the trees to eating chocolate brownies. My family and I have done several chocolate tours... in Switzerland, France, Barcelona, and in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is quite expensive ($10 p.p.) we really enjoyed the chocolate tour. Our guide Sergio was very knowlegdable and even spoke a little Dutch. We started with a taste of the ingredients and then got a tour in the garden, were we saw lots of fruits. Next we went to the showrooms of the little chocolatefactory and afterwards... More 

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Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo Chocolate Tour, responded to this review

Hello Yoicb, I just wanted to respond to your comment that our tour is pricey. We increased our price recently because we have the best tour guides in Mindo! We need to attract and retain multilingual guides who are good at what they do. We are really happy with the work that they do and we hope to keep them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only coffee place in Mindo we could find. Doubles as a chocolatier. Wish we could have joined at chocolate tour. Between the hostel across the street and the Quinoa place next door, we had all the basics.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The tour was great and I like the fact that it's artesanal and they only use natural ingridients for their products! I'm from switzerland and we are famous for our milk chocolate but we dont grow cacao here so it's great to see the process and taste the fresh product! George was a great tour guide and the chocolate tasting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing tour! Very interesting and delicious! We tried our own chocolate concoction. It was the best chocolate we have ever tasted. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Chocolate lovers unite! What a great little tour by Sergio! We start with a history of the artesanal chocolate factory, trying the beans of the fruit, touring the land for the trees and process of fermentation and drying, pressing, and dressing.... and end with a wonderful sample session. The only thing missing was wine! A great place for lunch and... More 

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