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El Buen Cacao

54200 North Circle Drive, Suite D1, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 760-333-7690
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“ghost pepper” (4 reviews)
“truffle” (11 reviews)
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10:00 - 18:30 Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54200 North Circle Drive, Suite D1, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to find- don't expect to see it from the road. It's tucked away on a little path you have to walk down to find. Lots of other shops along this path. You could not ask for a more welcoming and friendly ownership....More

Thank Wuckers
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great chocolate shop run by a an extremely nice couple that make all of their chocolates. I highly recommend getting some chocolates from them.

Thank Stashu25
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I absolutely love spending a day in chocolate heaven at El Buen Cacao! Jessica and Eric really know what they are doing and you can tell they put a lot of love into their chocolates. Jessica had me try the siapago I think that' show...More

Thank PattyGFashion
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Oh so good for the cocoa lover! Get the chocolate shake - you will not be disappointed! Their chocolate is all handmade and there is many to choose from - Caramel to honey truffles and bark. Please stop here and just relax and Indulge!

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A must for chocolate lovers! Hot, iced, milkshakes, sipping chocolate and lots of different flavored chocolates with very friendly service.

Thank NTallis
Reviewed 17 April 2018

You can drink or eat your chocolate here. They make chocolate from scratch, with various concentrations of cacao. They sell bars for $6 each. We tried the raspberry, sea-salt, ghost pepper (quite a kick!), and plain chocolate bars. We also tried a coffee/chocolate drink which...More

Thank Bert S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a real artisan place. Think of the movie Chocolate. This has the same magical feel. Really interesting things to try.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you are into homemade dark chocolate creations, this is the place! Chocolate bars, candies and chocolate drinks billed as "like melted chocolate bars." Owner is passionate about his chocolate, so quality and taste is exceptional. He will gladly tell you how he makes everything...More

Thank fhphotog2
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

What a darling little chocolate 🍫 shop. We tried the honey chocolate, assortment bar, 70% guajillo chocolate bar. Owner so welcoming. Very cute place. It’s s gem 💎

Thank Janjust16
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for coming by! 😊

Reviewed 18 November 2017

We had the Mexican hot chocolate and absolutely loved it! The taste combined with a hint of pepper type heat was marvellous. Others in our group loved the sipping chocolate and chocolate covered fig. Completely delicious!!!

Thank pbrtours
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you so much! 😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54200 North Circle Drive, Suite D1, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 760-333-7690
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We are a bean-to-bar chocolate shop located at the end of The Village Lane in the center of Idyllwild.
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