2 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
9 de Octubre (at Next to El Quetzal de Mindo), Mindo, Ecuador
Cuisine: Lacto, International, Western, Ecuadorian
Small inexpensive to moderate priced menu based on the local quinoa. You just need to ask what is vegan - usually the soup and the burger as well as a few other things. No Wi-Fi; just conversation. Situated next to the chocolate factory so if you get lost, ask for directions to there.
Casa del Arbol, Mindo, Ecuador
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Western, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small restaurant/ice cream parlor specializes in quinoa menu items. Has many vegan and vegetarian choices and owner cook is very accommodating. The shop is actually a van converted into kitchen with a open area for relaxing, and a tree-house made with bamboo just beside it.