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El Buen Cacao

54200 North Circle Drive, Suite D1, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 760-333-7690
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54200 North Circle Drive, Suite D1, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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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! 😊

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The sipping chocolate was warm and thick. We shared one. It was very rich but absolutely amazing. The owner did a beautiful job explaining how to make the chocolate. The owner was passionate about chocolate and everything was top quality. He really seem to know...More

Thank kak6
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you very much! We are glad you enjoyed you’re experience at EBC.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Down the little ally off N. Circle Dr., we found the most delectable dark chocolate - organic, simple, natural ingredients. Lots of variety to consume: from liquid to solids. Clearly a labor of love and the results are outstanding. And we enjoyed the conversation as...More

Thank ld-bjd
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you very much! We are glad you enjoyed our chocolates 🙂

Reviewed 25 August 2017

The apple pie here was absolutely delish! They also have some really cool craft beers that are expensive but worth it!

Thank Weubged
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We are a bean-to-bar chocolate shop called El Buen Cacao, located in Idyllwild. We just make delicious chocolatey goodies! No beers or pies here just amazing chocolate, but thank you for supporting our local businesses up here!

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place has the best "real" chocolate! They make everything from scratch and it's delicious. If you love real chocolate this is the place for you. The sipping chocolate is amazing and so is everything else! I always make a stop here when I'm in...More

Thank Lionel P
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you Lionel! We appreciate your feedback :)

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We cruised up to Idyllwild to escape the heat of Palm Springs over Memorial Day weekend. We found the cooler weather we were seeking and ran across this gem while wandering the town. These folks take their chocolate very seriously! We tried some salty dark...More

Thank Robert W
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you! We really appreciate your review, and hope you come back up to Idyllwild and visit us again :)

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This place is out of control. They make their own chocolate from cacao they purchase themselves. You can order a spicy Mexican chocolate (made with cow's milk or almond, macadamia nut or other milks), truffles or chocolate bars with fresh raspberry or coffee or pepper......More

Thank travelfiend2017
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Awesome! Thank you for coming by and leaving us a lovely review :)

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were super impressed when my husband who is a vegan asked for a vegan Mexican Hot chocolate and was asked if he wanted it with a variety of different plant based milks. They recommended oat milk and the hot chocolate was the creamiest, sliced...More

Thank Crt1943
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the Mexican hot chocolate! We apologize for the apricot. We use only the best ingredients for our chocolate. As for the apricot, we use our 60% chocolate which we make in house and we also use 100% organic apricots. We don't...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

This cute shop, located at the end of a lane, makes its own chocolate and cocoa that is faboulous. They have spicy cocoa and regular, candy bars, It is not the powdered cocoa mixed with milky water like most cocoa. Is is also not too...More

Thank eyemlucky
Jessica R, Owner at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you! We appreciate the review :)

Reviewed 18 January 2017

You must go here when in Idyllwild. Eric and his family make the best chocolate. They are in the back of the Lane. You must try the sipping chocolate.

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Jessica R, Manager at El Buen Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you very much! We appreciate the review :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 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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Description
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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