El Quetzal is one of the premier restaurants in Mindo, Ecuador. Located only a few blocks from the Parque Central de Mindo, 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.

Fresh fish, chicken, and pork dishes, shrimp, ceviche and arroz con camaron are featured on our menu. Subject to availability and served 3 pm-7:30 pm excluding Wednesdays.

Desserts include our famous El Quetzal brownies delicious served with our own home made ice cream.

Our locally grown Ecuadorian coffee is roasted on site and we have a variety of brewed by the cup coffee drinks.

Coffee by the pound is available for purchase.

Artisan beer now being made at El Quetzal.

We serve water, juices, and ice made with water filtered by reverse osmosis and we wash all of the fruits and vegetables that we serve in filtered water. So here you can feel comfortable eating fresh salads and fruits.

Mindo Chocolate Makers: tour of Mindo's chocolate factory where you will see chocolate being made from the bean to the chocolate bar. 4:00 pm, 7 days per week. See Events page for more information.

We now accept Credit Cards