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El Quetzal de Mindo

Open today: 08:00 - 21:00
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“chocolate tour”(50 reviews)
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See an award-winning artisan small-batch chocolate maker. Learn how chocolate is made on-site. Learn about harvesting, fermentation, drying, roasting. See cocoa fruit on trees growing in our garden, taste fresh cacao fruit. Walk through our gardens...more
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9 De Octubre, Mindo 170167, Ecuador
+593 2-217-0034
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good brownies on the terrace! Main plates were OK, special with chocolate flavour, a little bit special...

Thank ElsL152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on chocolate tours before, including a small batch bean to bar place and a short tour in the Amazon, and I still learned A LOT about the process on this tour. I think even if all of it was repeat information I...More

Thank Mariah G
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Walk up the hill before the park on your left. Just do it. Eat the brownie joyously and be thankful for the warm chocolatey goodness.

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BWElQuetzal, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks Julie for your great review!

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful family tour with Jorge. He was engaging, had a good sense of humor and made the tour so much fun. As a chocolate lover, I had no idea how chocolate was made. Who knew your had to ferment the beans to remove...More

Thank lindakost
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

LindaKost, Thank you so much for your great review! Barbara

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The tour was $10 which I thought was steep, but you get to see the property and how they make their particular kind of chocolates. Then at the end you can try all the flavors.More

Thank 401annib
Barbara W, Owner at El Quetzal de Mindo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hi Anni, Thank you for posting a review. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to post a review. We find that very few people are familiar with how small-batch chocolate is made. Since there are so few small-batch chocolate makers in the world...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

I honestly did not know that much about chocolate and the production of chocolate before visiting El Quetzal. I had a very nice experience with my friends. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and cracked jokes. The samples were delicious, including a warmed brownie...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old grandson and I took this tour. It was very interesting and my grandson liked it as much as I did. He's not a fan of dark chocolate which is all they make but enjoyed the brownie that was served. Recommend.

Thank sallyscott5
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We ate at a table on the terrace high above the town. I ate a delicious soup, my husband had a chicken dish with chocolate sauce, and my son a toasted ham and cheese sandwich that was the best grilled cheese he has ever had.

Thank World_traveler_mamma
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour explaining the entire process of making chocolate! They start you with the beans and take you through to the final chocolate products!! Delicious chocolate! Also you can see coffee, bananas, and passion fruit growing on the grounds. Make sure to try a brownie!...More

Thank LeAnn G
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Went with friends to do tour and George was our guide. He took us all around the business and we learned about how chocolate. Is made. We got to sample alot of chocolate and then had a fab chocolate brownie for desert. I purchased many...More

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Susan C
7 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara W | Property representative |
10 hours by car. By plane one hour to Quito and 1.5 hours to Mindo.
Jack M
29 November 2015|
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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