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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
€€ - €€€
9 De Octubre | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
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31 - 40 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Jorge was our tour guide and he spoke excellent English. His personality was great. We learned a lot about the process and got to enjoy a tasting at the end. Be sure to try the homemade ginger ale and ginger beer...yummy!

Thank raemck00
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely little porch to sip on some coffee, nibble on locally made chocolate, or have lunch. Lots of interesting things to buy as well.

Thank dbecker54
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After a fun experience trekking and getting wet, we loved sitting in a wonderful restaurant to enjoy chocolate samples and then coffee and chocolate beverages with delicious brownies. Very pleasant atmosphere, wi-if, excelente service. Highly recommend it,

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 17 September 2016

How do you wind up a tough day in the field looking for birds? Chocolate of course and they have some yummy choices here!

Thank Tikibird
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I spent a couple of days in Mindo with our adult kids. We had dinner at El Quetzal one evening and lunch here the next day. We all agreed the food was good, more than good, in my opinion. The generous appetizer...More

Thank 568traveler
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place due to it being the third best restaurant to eat in Mindo. I will start with the positives. Very friendly staff and nice balcony you can eat out on. I ordered the pork chops and it was dreadful!...More

Thank europeandancing
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast with my boyfriend, ordered chocolate pancakes ($5) but they forgot to put chocolate into them. Due to the long wait I have decided to cancel my order but they brought me a fresh plate of pancakes any ways and said its going...More

Thank zuziapapuzia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The brownies here are amazing. I have never had anything like it! While I was slightly disappointed by the quinoto, my friend was very happy with the fish for lunch. Also my disappointment was instantly forgotten when I took my first bite of the brownie....More

1  Thank Livia034
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at Quetzal. Everything was delicious. Definitely try the meat dishes with the homemade coffee or BBQ sauce! Portions are copious. The Spanish waitress is especially nice and welcoming! Also try the chocolate tour. You get to see and learn...More

1  Thank Jeroen & Stépha... D
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Highly recommended breakfast experience, far better the anywhere else we could find. Innovative and delicious drink options, high quality espresso, and fantastic eggs (with bacon!) and homemade bread. Great atmosphere and very friendly service.

1  Thank Phoebe R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
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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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