Top 10 restaurants in Mindo, Ecuador

July 16, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best restaurant in Mindo, Ecuador including El Quetzal de Mindo, Caskaffesu, Dragonfly Inn Restaurant, El Tigrillo, La Reposteria, The Beehive, Restaurant Oasis, Padrinos Pizza y Pasta, Mishqui Quinde - Sweet Hummingbird, Sisakuna Lodge - Restaurante
Things to do in Mindo

1. El Quetzal de Mindo

De Octubre 9 | Las Bouganvillas, Mindo 170167, Ecuador Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Brew Pub, Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$94 +593 2-217-0034
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 291 reviews

El Quetzal de Mindo

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 award winning chocolate in all forms and artisan beer. Chocolate making tours daily. 1.5 hours from Quito

Reviewed By JLWK2015 - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

We ordered food here, but really could not eat it, it did not look appetizing or edible. I guess the chocolate would have been OK to eat, but I was so disappointed, I was not spending any more money here

2. Caskaffesu

C/ Sixto Duran Ballen S/N y Av. Quito, Mindo, Ecuador Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol Cafe, South American, Ecuadorean Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks +593 99 386 7154
Excellent
33%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Caskaffesu

Reviewed By Thelastdodo2 - London, United Kingdom

We just went in for a coffee a couple of times. Nice place, friendly staff and apparently they have live music some evenings. Pretty good coffee and better than usual selection of teas, plus very very tasty chocolate brownie! The only proper food they have is chilli, which from other reviews might not be worth bothering with....
It's right opposite where the buses leave from so a good place to wait if you're early.

3. Dragonfly Inn Restaurant

Ave Quito | and Sucre, Mindo, Ecuador Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Healthy, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$24 - HK$157 +593 2-217-0319
Excellent
33%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Dragonfly Inn Restaurant

Our spacious and bright restaurant is divided in two parts. The front is overlooking the main street of Mindo, and the back is located on a covered Terrace right next to the flowing river. A la carte is offered 7 days a week, with a wide variety of national and international dishes. We also serve a typical "Almuerzo" daily, which is a set 3 course lunch made to the Ecuadorian taste. We are trying our best to be as organic as possible, and to keep the impact of our kitchen on nature as low as possible. You will not find straws, to go containers or disposable bottles. Our commitment is to leave this world a bit cleaner every day. Also in our front restaurant area, you can find fine chocolates, coffee and other crafts to take home as presents or for your sweet treat sitting on the balcony. Reservations for groups are welcome, we can serve a la carte or make a special set lunch/dinner tailored to your needs. We accept MasterCard and Visa for your restaurant bill or gift shopping

Reviewed By MindStorm00 - Cuenca, Ecuador

Six of us gathered for dinner here last night. Everybody was happy with their meal, though none stood out as fantastic. One of the better meals in Mindo though (a town not known for great food unless you are vegan...)

4. El Tigrillo

Main Street | Down the Plaza, Where the Buses Stop, Mindo, Ecuador Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

El Tigrillo

Reviewed By Hooray for holi... H

We ate here and had cheese Sandwich, ham and chees Sandwich and cheese salame Sandwich. They were huge and tasted lovely. Also nice fresh juices. Not expensive and certainly recommendable

5. La Reposteria

Av. Vicente Aguirre | Marquesa de Solanda, Mindo, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch HK$78 +593 98 320 7746
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

La Reposteria

You will be greeted with a smile and indulged with typically 6-8 daily specials that may include many different cultures. Tim, an American chef, loves to prepare his specialty german bread, juices, ice creams, granolas, and sauces daily. Ingredients are sourced locally and daily.

Reviewed By Alexjandra_1 - Mindo, Ecuador

This is a unique and relaxing little restaurant, a Mindo gem, owned by a well-traveled, passionate chef from the U.S. Relax in the Seating outside and enjoy watching Mindoans go about their daily activities. The service is friendly, efficient, and you will enjoy meeting Tim...MoreThank You. We are always working toward making our Cafe friendly and unique. Thanks so much, Timothy / Chef / Owner.

6. The Beehive

Avenida Quito, Mindo, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards German, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$157 +593 2-217-0296
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

The Beehive

You will find a little but cozy cafe with a corner for fine crafts and arts from Ecuador. The coffee is prepared with a Gaggia Nera, and the fine foods by the owners.

Reviewed By MeaningfulTrip - Seattle

OMG! The humus bagel was devine! Also came w fries, and a nice spicy aji. The decor is so warm and inviting and you can watch for hummingbirds right from three restaurants outside patio.

7. Restaurant Oasis

Vicente Aguirre y Marqueza de Solanda, Mindo, Ecuador German, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch HK$39 +593 93 945 0867
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Restaurant Oasis

This little restaurant offers delicious breakfasts with home-made German bread. For lunch the German owner prepares a tasty soup of the day, plates with German sausages and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Don't miss the yummy sandwiches. If you would like to take a loaf of bread you better order it in advance to make sure you get one!

Reviewed By Jara v - The Netherlands

Really nice and relaxed place to hangout. You can try their delicious German specials or some great vegetarian specials. I tried the salty cheese pancakes with cheese and homemade chutney and a side salad.

8. Padrinos Pizza y Pasta

Main Street Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador Takeout, Seating Italian, Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$39
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Padrinos Pizza y Pasta

Ok, we admit that we do not have the nicest place. All in all we are a bakery. But we keep it clean and cozy. Also it is always warm due to the bread oven. But what we do have to say: Best Pizza around!!! Check us out!

Reviewed By TMWildMed - Ithaca, New York

Excellent pizza at Padrinos! Excellent thin and crispy crust and the proprieter gladly made a half veggie/half meat pizza for my daughter and me. Best pizza I've ever had in lots of travels in Latin America (though admittedly I seldom order pizza there). Not super cheap by Ecuadorian standards but reasonable and the taste more than made up for the cost.

9. Mishqui Quinde - Sweet Hummingbird

Calle 9 de Octubre, Mindo 170751, Ecuador Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol South American, Ecuadorean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +593 98 489 9234
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 313 reviews

Mishqui Quinde - Sweet Hummingbird

Our main produce is quinoa pudding - served with hand made ice cream and fruits. We also make the best quinoa burgers in town as well as chop suey and other dishes - all quinoa based.

Reviewed By wkspen - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Stopped in a couple of times recently while visiting Mindo. The quinoa soup, a large portion, was excellent and very filling. Nevertheless, I still had room for some of the fine sorbet. The owner was quite friendly, and offered-up several samples, and took the time to chat about recipes. He gave me a sample of the in-house chicha and had me sample each of the sorbets before I settle on a combination. I returned the following day to try the Colada Morada - very good. The upstairs balcony is great spot to have a Pilsner and what what is going on. Good food and friendly owners!

10. Sisakuna Lodge - Restaurante

Calle Cesar Garzon, Mindo, Ecuador Reservations, Waitstaff South American, Ecuadorean Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$141 +593 2-217-0343
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Sisakuna Lodge - Restaurante

Nice and confortable restaurant surrounded with nature, visit us and enjoy a delicious meals, we also offer you wood oven pizza with thin crust

Reviewed By Footsac - Comox, Canada

we did note stay here, but only visited for the hike down to the river and falls and the hundreds of hummingbirds that live around the main lodge. $5.00 gives you the run of the grounds. Down the waterfall trail, there is a high viewing structure, that puts you in the canopy. Great spot to see other birds and possibly sloths.

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