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El Quetzal de Mindo

9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 98 626 3805
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Dinner and Chocolate Tour PLUS La Leyenda de Chocolate Tour
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Learn all about our award winning Artisan small-batch chocolate and how it is made. Learn about harvesting, fermentation, drying and roasting. See cocoa fruit on trees growing in our gardens and taste fresh cacao fruit. You will walk through our gardens and where you will also see coffee, banana and guava trees. Also a variety of tropical and medicinal plants growing on our grounds. You will have a chance to view small-batch chocolate making in progress and taste plenty of samples including our world famous famous brownies. Chocolate bars and other locally made products and artisan goods are available for purchase. We also have a festive evening tour available at a reduced fee if you join both tours. The Leyenda de Chocolate tour takes you back in time experiencing how chocolate has been made for 5,000 years ago. Ask for both tours! Beer brewed on site, coffee grown and roasted on site. Find us just up the hill from the central park on the Main Street in Mindo. Don't miss this unique experience. Look for El Quetzal!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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9 De Octubre | Turn Left, Up the hill from the Park Central, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 98 626 3805
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pros: +Personalized tour of grounds, chocolate-making process +Learned so much about chocolate and coffee making with all five senses +Friendly, knowledgeable, and funny staff +Obtained a deeper appreciation for the process of making chocolate and its various tastes (by the way, the chocolate is absolutely...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Cute restaurant. Items for vegetarians. Porch tables great for bird watching. Try the beer with chocolate nibs. Yum.

Thank onrdagin
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was friendly and made the tour very personal for our group. He was interested in us and eager to share all his knowledge. The tour was worth $10, we got to eat lots of cacao throughout the chocolate making process and at...More

Thank annie6688
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Took the tour with Jorgio and he was great at explaining the chocolate making process. The best part was the taste test at the end. If in Mindo - stop by if only for a chocolate fix. The tours are given around the clock though.

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Generous sampling and lots of fascinating plants in the garden eg tobacco, coffee, pineapple, cocoa beans, sugar cane, fruit, steria etc. Hand made chocolate. Interesting talk. Great brownies.

Thank Bolton508d
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I love a tour where you get to smell, taste and feel things, and this tour did not dissapoint. It was so much fun watching the process and walking through the garden tasting and smelling various things. We got to try all of the prpducts...More

Thank luckyhelga7
Reviewed 13 January 2017 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

Thank Cecilie D
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank CristolKat
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

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

Reviewed 5 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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.More

Thank Maria G
BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

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...More

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Jack M
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Response from BWElQuetzal | Property representative |
Email me for the recipe. Our email address is on our website for Mindo Chocolate. Sorry Tripadvisor will not allow me to post email addresses or website links. Barbara